More Decisions with the House

I knew things wouldn’t be easy but..ah.  There are just so many decisions to make and avenues to venture down.

This morning everyone showed up and started on the basement.  We left them do their work all day and showed up about 5:30 pm to check on them.  I thought this was going to be the fun part.  I would actually get to see how big the addition was.  It’s one thing to see it on paper..another thing to see it in person.

Now it seems we have a new “problem”.  Hubby wants (and I do too) his own washer, dryer and shower in the basement.  We want it in the old part.  Most every house that we’ve lived in we’ve had that.  It just keeps the farm mess and dirt that he drags in with him in one spot.  Well the sewer line is higher up and there’s a problem to get the waste water from the shower into a drain.


Suddenly there is talk about possibly having to get a sludge pump to do it.  Well if we’re going to get a sludge pump than maybe we should get a toilet in the basement and if we are now going to have  a bathroom in the basement shouldn’t it be in the new part.  Well we’re back to Hubby needing a shower that can just be dirty.

These aren’t big hurtles and luckily I don’t care what happens either way.  But the whole thing is requiring that we get the plumber back out again because all this has to be decided asap because the cement guys plan to pour the walls tomorrow.  I’m letting Hubby handle this problem.

While I was taking pictures I snapped one of the backyard.  All the town folk who want to see what we’re doing aren’t going to have much a view from the alley.  Look at the huge dirt pile from digging out the basement.  The alley is just behind it….sorry folks, you’ll just have to read the blog to find out what is going on.


More on the house tomorrow…


4 thoughts on “More Decisions with the House”

  1. Wow! I remember building my first house – what an adventure!!! Someone told me once long ago that building a house caused more divorces in America than cheating – and I believe it :) There’s always some problem cropping up! But hang in there – you’re going to love it when you’re done!!! Don’t you love it when the decisions are not yours to make and you can just relax and flow with it?

  2. I understand exactly what you mean. I did a complete kitchen remodel a few years ago and several times by the end of the day. I would tell the contractor “Can this decision wait until tomorrow.? I am decided out today ” LOL. I wish you the best with your new home.

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