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The Externals
  • The plumbers are gone, their deeds of heroism done, their rodding and sewer caps having comforted me and mine.
  • I've put all the rags used to hold back the waters last night through the wash, and the next step is to clean the floors tomorrow.   And these plumbers? Oh, about nine gazillion times better than the last ones, I'm thinking. Hell, they even gave us a free jacket. No, really. One of them left their Official Plumbing Company hoodie jacket here. When we called the office to alert someone, they asked if there were any things in the pockets. No ... and hey, presto, it was bequeathed to us.
  • Also, they revised their initially worrisome (she said, with astonishing understatement) "This. Is. Raw. Sewage." analysis. It wasn't raw sewage. It's just that regular waste water that has aged grease and unidentified biocrud marinating in it - rather like our own lower g.i. tract biocrud marination system - well, let's just say the resemblance between the two products is breathtaking. No. Really. It got hard to breathe in here. But, technically speaking, while it may have walked like a duck, it wasn't duck shit.
  • I have had a shower. Let me say that again, because it was so good to think about. I have had a shower.
The Internals
And now I am going to go collapse in my bed, clean and drained now that the drains are, too.

Comments

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minnehaha
Jan. 26th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
I am glad that the plumbers have plumbed your depths, and found them good.

K.
kaffyr
Jan. 26th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Amen to that. Now comes the floor cleaning (not all that difficult) and the carpet relaying and steam cleaning, which could take a tad longer, but I am not even thinking about that at this moment. Probably because I haven't had my first cup of coffee.
time_converges
Jan. 26th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Jacob's doing the Caprica recaps? I haven't watched the show yet, but now I'll move it to the top of the list. :)

Yay for good plumbers!
kaffyr
Jan. 26th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, indeed. The first one appears to clock in at 37 pages. I am so pumped!

Hmmm. "Pump" may be a rarely used word in my lexicon for a while.
silverstarlune
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Ech. Sounds like a horrible adventure, but at least you got it cleared up.
kaffyr
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
We have a few punchlist items yet, but yes, definitely on the downhill side of the mountain. Thanks for the kind words.
namarie24
Jan. 26th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
May the cleanup be as non-stressful and speedy as possible!
kaffyr
Jan. 27th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's not going speedily, but so far it's no more stressful than we figured it would be.
madtruk
Jan. 26th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
Woo! And no funnels of doom!
kaffyr
Jan. 27th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Heh. None whatsoever. Although I suppose I'm tempting fate even to say that.
buttonlass
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad this is resolving quickly.:)
kaffyr
Jan. 27th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
As quickly as possible, definitely. Thanks!
apostle_of_eris
Jan. 27th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
May the Humming bird cam be the most exciting thing in your life for some time to come.
kaffyr
Jan. 27th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
What a remarkable site - thanks!

(But believe me, our track record indicates that life will continue to be interesting and exciting, no matter that we plead with it to just lounge on the settee and read something from the New Yorker.)
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