Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Out of the Blue

Well, it's been an interesting morning here at the BlueTower. MrsBlue was taking a shower in our recently renovated bathroom when I heard a loud draining sound that was unusual, even for a room with so many drains. This was followed by what sounded like something falling, so I called out to make sure everything was okay. She assured me she was fine, as she thought the noise was from something I did. Then we found the horrible truth. The ceiling in the bedroom below the bathroom had collapsed. Well not all of it, but a good chunk. This left a lot of water and debris behind, and, even worse, some water draining all the way down to the first floor as well. We took pictures, called our lawyer and insurance company, cleaned up, and let the realtor know that this was not actually remedying our negative impression of the contractor who did the work. Hopefully cleaning up will have been the worse of it, but we'll have to wait and see how all this must be dealt with. Needless to say we are not overjoyed at this development. As I say, an interesting morning.

Catastrophic Links: Thanks Ant.
Story: "The Last Jedi" Scores $105M Opening Day.
Science: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program. Thanks j.c.f.
Media: Mark Hamill USES The Force! - The Graham Norton Show.
Freeman's Mind 2: Episode 5. Thanks RedEye9.
StarCrafts Season 6 Ep 2: The New Zerg.

5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2017, 11:39  Blue 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 11:34:
*ugh* Sad

What a major PITA. In hindsight, were there any warning signs recently? Best of luck in getting a satisfactory result in dealing with the cleanup, the fix, and with the contractor.

Nah, no warning signs. We never used the shower in all the years before renovating the bathroom, so there may have been a congenital draining issue, but I don't feel naive in thinking this is still on the contractor.

RedEye9 wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 11:22:
That fricken sucks.
But it might be the needle in the haystack that gives MrsBlue the nudge to move.

You'd think our local market being featured in the NY Times real estate section, the threat of rising interest rates, and tax changes designed to punish homeowners in our state would have nudged her already, but I guess I can hope.
Avatar 2
Stephen "Blue" Heaslip
Blue's News Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, El Presidente for Life
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
    Date Subject Author
  1. Dec 17, 11:22 Re: Out of the Blue RedEye9
  2. Dec 17, 11:27 Re: Out of the Blue Cax
  8. Dec 17, 12:27  Re: Out of the Blue RedEye9
  3. Dec 17, 11:34 Re: Out of the Blue Mr. Tact
>> 5. Dec 17, 11:39  Re: Out of the Blue  Blue 
  4. Dec 17, 11:35 Re: Out of the Blue El Pit
  6. Dec 17, 11:47 Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  7. Dec 17, 12:22 Re: Out of the Blue Cutter
  9. Dec 17, 16:14 Re: Out of the Blue Hoop
  10. Dec 17, 16:44 Re: Out of the Blue RedEye9
  11. Dec 17, 18:29 Re: Out of the Blue jdreyer
  12. Dec 17, 19:46 Re: Out of the Blue Mr. Tact
  13. Dec 17, 20:36   Re: Out of the Blue Rigs
  14. Dec 17, 23:48 Re: Out of the Blue Mr. Tact
  15. Dec 18, 09:44 Re: Out of the Blue Creston


Blue's News logo