Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Monday, December 1, 2008

What was I thinking postscript

I finally went back to sleep a bit after 4 and was so sound asleep when the alarm went off that it was like fighting my way out of water to wake up.  I was walking down the hall from the kitchen and passed the hall bathroom door and heard....running water.  I opened the door, turned on the light, and yes, distinct sound of water hitting the ground under the house.  Got the flashlight--yep, big old leak under our sink, just pouring water out into the already mired mess.

Rand called the plumber, and told him the good news was since there was no floor in the hall bath, it would be really easy to get to the leak.  Fortunately, he was able to come right out.  Those who have kept up with the ongoing trials of having bought a house that William S. Ashley, current "builder" in Oxford "remodeled" will not be surprised to know that the plumber said the pipe was broken.  It apparently had been broken on installation and wrapped with duct tape.  Those who remember our earlier story of discovering a leak in the pipes to the water heater--which had been cleverly disguised with insulation tape--will not be shocked by both the ineptitude of this person and his obvious dishonesty and duplicity.  I say obvious dishonesty and duplicity as one does not "accidentally" tape over a pipe after breaking it.  

Randy told the plumber we would be calling him when we got ready to put the shower back in. :)  I say, money well spent.  The guy should know us well by now--he has repaired the electrical line the the water well that shorted out after Will cut it with a shovel and then just wrapped wire around it rather than repair it, and the toilet that was not seated properly on installation, which also contributed to the water damage of the floor.

He was featured in a real estate magazine here not long ago, as "Oxford welcomes new developer" and a story about his latest condo project.  I suggested I send pictures and our story and ask if they would like the "prequel" to his "success."  LOL 

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