Sunday, December 13, 2009
So this has been a heck of a week for us. We've had sub freezing temperatures and in Oregon that usually means pipe issues, well it did for us anyways.
We woke up Wednesday to frozen pipes for the second year in a row, even though we did preparations after last years. Move forward to today, I woke up and our water pressure was like half of it's normal pressure. I sent my husband under the house and all the pipes looked good. He then went out back and found our outside faucet spraying water everywhere. We figured the spigot broke. We took off to our local hardware store and got a new one to put on. Did that and turned our water back on and I heard water spraying everywhere. We then learned our outside faucet goes into what used to be the pump house. Our house used to be on well water. Seems not only did our spigot break but the on/off valve did as well. So back to the hardware store for more parts. With the help of one of our closest friends, 20 bucks and a few hours of our time, we now have water back to our house and none spraying all over.
So total bill this week for plumbing 135 dollars. If our pipes freeze again I'm thawing them myself. Can't afford another 115$ plumber bill for 15 min that it takes to thaw the problem pipe.
It's now 5pm our time and I'm just getting sat down to relax for the remainder of the weekend. I did get a little bit of reading done but not nearly as much as I had hoped.
The lovely picture above is from this same time a year ago. We had several inches of snow last Christmas. Very, very rare for the Willamette Valley. It pretty much shut us down a few days. My son and I took the city bus downtown and got some great shots out at Riverfront Park. This lovely boat is the Willamette Queen. We hope to take a lunch cruise on it one of these days.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and here's some good vibes for a great week ahead!