Just when I thought my world was crumbling (or at least my house ) – I got a wee bit of good news today.
Remember the original plumbing quote and work required? Today was the day that the plumbing company (Roto Rooter) was to do the work.
Because neither Jeremy nor I could work from home today (something our company is generally flexible with) – my father in law made the trek over to Baltimore and hung out at our house ALL day.
I received a call from Jeremy around 9am. He told me that the plumbers came and whoever gave the original quote apparently didn’t know what he was talking about. The guys that came today said that we wouldn’t need that much work done (most notably the demolition of our backyard!) and instead they could do all the work inside. The quote dropped $2k.
Another set of plumbers came to get everything up to code. They were super nice, they played with my dogs and apparently also had dachshunds. Seriously – dachshund people are awesome. But I digress…
Here are some shots of the updated plumbing (in case you care):
Tomorrow B-Dry is coming to finish their job. Jeremy will frame out the wall in the front room of the basement and perhaps even begin putting up the drywall. He’s already started…
Also on deck for this weekend…
- we’re getting our dryer vented outdoors
- laying a new subfloor throughout the entire basement (this requires moving furniture back and forth between the front and back of the basement – we moved a lot of it upstairs but there were some ridiculously heavy items that were NOT coming upstairs)
- laying new tiles in the laundry area of the basement
- Jeremy will complete the wall
- painting the basement
I’m already tired.