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This afternoon, while swapping out laundry from the washer to the dryer, I could’ve sworn that I felt a drop of water hit the back of my neck. But I searched the rafters and pipes and saw nothing in the form of a drip or water, so I figured I just twitched and the nerve twitching must’ve felt like a drip of water. And I ignored it.

Fast forward to tonight and Mark notices water on the basement floor. 😮 Sure enough, where I thought I’d been dripped on, there was a pretty decent leak from the floor above us. Which happens to be the master bathroom. Ugh. Mark grabbed a flashlight and then headed up to the bathroom to investigate. I mopped up the water on the floor and noticed a rust-coloured tinge, and when using the flashlight, I could see a leak from the joist right under the toilet. Double ugh. So, trotting upstairs, Mark announces that it’s the water line to the toilet that is leaking and has a small bowl underneath it. Urg.

Max, if you’re reading this, I’m relating to you in ways I never wanted to–we’ve replaced much in this house and continue to find things to fix or replace. This house really does have “good bones,” but the aging appliances and/or fixtures (25 years old) are starting to wear…or drip…on me.


I emailed our realtor to ask her if we had that “1 year warranty” on the house or not–I honestly can’t remember if we do, or if the former owner paid for it. I think we might, but right now, the housing-binder is under a stack of boxes and furniture, being shuffled around the house as I paint. I haven’t heard back yet, but I’m hopeful that there is something.

Drip. Drip.

In the meantime, I’m going to be checking out toilet-prices at Lowe’s and figuring out what we’re going to do if it’s not covered under the home-warranty-deal. Oy.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

Max…how are your plumbing skills? I’ll even boot the fuel-bill for you coming up here to help us out! 😉.

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