When It Rains…

The Husband and I have been seriously talking about a kitchen renovation. We’ve been watching a lot of DIY Network assessing what we’d like to do and gauging how much we can budget. It’s been a fun little fantasy looking at fancy cabinets and glass subway tile. Oh and a dish washer…

64 years was all it could take…

So last night H was in the kitchen, N was asleep in bed and The Husband and I were watching TV. She chatted with us for a moment and headed back up to her room. Before she made it that far she was screaming for The Husband to come and HURRY! He made it to the bathroom door as I was running up the stairs. I yelled helpfully that the plunger was next to the toilet. He replied with it won’t help, the tank is cracked. I didn’t know this was a thing but I guess with age and difference in room temperature and water temperature it can happen. We turned off the water and sopped the mess up with all the towels we could find. Luckily all the water stayed in the bathroom and didn’t come through the ceiling below. So I guess the kitchen is on hold until we can figure out what to do about the bathroom.


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6 Responses to When It Rains…

  1. Marilyn says:

    Oh no! Glad it didn’t soak the ceiling below…that’s a positive. Maybe you will only need to replace the toilet…


  2. lizella says:

    Man, that seems to be the way. We own a house built in the 60’s and we’re still hoping to get around to renovating the bathroom and kitchen. Things like replacing the plumbing and roof always seem to happen before we can get to it.

    Glad to hear the tile on the floor kept it contained. I hope you can get it replaced with the minimum of effort and cost!


  3. Renee Anne says:

    Toilet replacement isn’t hard…just a little messy. Husband has replaced a few toilets since we’ve been married (I think we were up to 4 before we moved). Honestly, you go to Home Depot, buy a low-flow toilet for $125, some of the wax rings. You take the old toilet out, scrape off the old ring, clean all around the area, let it dry, replace the wax ring, and put the new toilet on. Then you spend a lot of time sitting on it 🙂 It’s a little messy and there’s a bit more to it than that but it’s not that difficult.


  4. YarnyDragonfly says:

    It’s just a slight setback…..dont’ give up on your kitchen fantasy! 🙂


  5. Cookie says:

    Thank goodness you two were home when it happened! o.O


  6. Kepanie says:

    Oh boy! What a clean up. Things have been break in’ down here too b/c of age and my grandmother is causing me stress with a wonky acting, new garage door.


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