Saturday, August 18, 2007

Drip, Drip, Drip

We're getting some much needed rain. Finally.

It's helped me find the first (and hopefully ONLY) leak in the roof. It's a drip every 10 seconds by the chimney, so I figure it's probably the flashing. Since the rain is supposed to continue through the weekend, I should be able to get some quality time on the roof with some tar to seal it up. For now, a 5 gallon bucket in the attic will cover me for a while.

The House is on a Diet

Remember this crappy old laundry sink from an earlier post? Rusted out legs, leaking faucet, and slow drain? It was junk and needed to go.

It was replaced with this new unit from Menard's. It's about 400 pounds lighter, since it's not reinforced concrete.

The crappy old sink has been taking up space in the basement long enough, and since the dumpster is here, it's time to get rid of it. Out comes Mr. Sledgehammer and the old sink is now reduced to rubble. That trailer was really not liking carrying that much weight. I probably should have hooked it up to the tractor, but I didn't want to screw around with it since it was raining. If there wasn't so much wrong with this sink, I would have found a way to re-use it. Busting it up and hauling the debris up the stairs in buckets wasn't a whole lot of fun. At least it's done...

It's all your's, Nate. Come get it! It'll be in the dumpster next to your shed for a few more days.