Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Did I mention that our house is almost 100 years old?

*all pictures taken with a cell phone*

It is actually 94 years old, and this wasn't exactly the way I wanted to introduce it but, things don't always turn out the way I plan them! LOL I'm not sure what year the "modern" bathrooms were added...bathtubs, toilets, etc...but I do know that the bathtubs were not replaced before we bought it. Yesterday, one of the bathtubs upstairs developed a hole in it. A hole so tiny that no one noticed it until Claire happened to go downstairs into the kitchen, after Allison and then her friend, Laura, who is visiting us, took showers, and found water coming out of the kitchen ceiling!

We started out with this little bucket...intended for building sandcastles.

We quickly had to switch to this "bucket"...originally intended to be used for storage.

The funny thing about this is that Steven had just been home for lunch, and we were talking about how the ceiling in the kitchen was looking could see a seam come and go depending on whether or not someone was in the bathtub or not for the last couple of days, and we thought it had something to do with the shifting of the house, no one living here for the last 40 years or so, etc...just something like that. The ceiling was not wet at the time. He went back to work and everyone went upstairs. Allison took a shower. Then Laura got in. Claire decided to go downstairs for some reason and that's when the water coming out of the kitchen ceiling was discovered.

I gave Steven a quick call and he came right back home. He cut a hole in the ceiling, all nice and neat. I had planned on getting a hammer and basically just ripping it all down. Guess it's nice to have an engineer around sometimes! We assumed the problem was a leaky pipe, but somehow he figured out that it is actually the bathtub itself, and that there is a teeny, tiny little hole.

We also had a little problem in the half-bath downstairs. The toilet cracked. At least it was clean water!

We have been talking about doing a little remodeling in the bathrooms...guess that will be done sooner rather than later! LOL And maybe I'll get that old fashioned looking claw foot tub I have been wanting....


Angie Kohn said...

Oh my goodness Lauri. The house is awesome with a few unexpected things, but that's a house for ya. I can't believe it's that old...oh wait yes I can. You moved to a place where they keep things like that preserved for people to actually live in them. lol Unlike in our parts, all old things become business places or parking lots. I can't wait to see what you do with the bathrooms. : )

Lauri said...

Thanks, Angie!