The downside of our weekend was plumbing problems. Due to the hard water here in OK, our hot water has been slowing down to a trickle for a while now. We have a tankless water heater, which is great, but it works on water pressure. When the hard water-deposits build up in the faucets, water does not run well and no hot water. We have been turning on the shower and the kitchen sink to get hot water to the sink – kind of a pain in the backside. So this weekend it was Toby to the rescue. We bought new faucets and cleaned out the heater with CLR stuff. It worked out well, but the process was messy – dragging everything out from under the sinks, pulling the water heater off the wall, everything torn up, etc. Then there was the in and out of the house – with last weeks wet weather, we still have some mud around here. Did I mention that Toby pulled the steps off the house? Well, he did, which is a good thing. It puts us one-step (no pun intended) closer to building on to our house. He also worked to bust a hole through the foundation – getting ready for putting central heat into our house. Jesse took photos of the house, which she said looks "so sad." To me, it looks like a work area :)
I know people wonder why our house is not built yet – why we don’t just getter’ done. But there are lots of little steps in getting ready to build – lots of ducks to get in a row. Then there are little setbacks like working on the plumbing in the old part of the house. Also, people need to understand that we won’t hire the work done; we will build it ourselves. Yeah, it takes longer, but it will be cheaper, and it will be ours in a special way. I can live with the wait. In fact, I am so looking forward to the framing part – I do love to swing a hammer. If there are any folks who share my passion for building, feel free to show up with your tool belt. Handsome, young, single men are preferred, but not necessary.