Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Get out of here. Life was FINE. Get it? FINE. I did not need a visit from Murphy. I really didn't. We were doing just fine.
The joys of homeownership. Today's lesson learned: don't buy a house that hasn't been lived in for quite a few years. Especially if there are large trees near the house. Specifically over the water pipe that runs right under said trees.
Oh yes, that's right. Enough was enough. Our basement was flooding worse and worse. And getting stinkier and stinkier. We called in The Experts. After 1 1/2 hours, the news wasn't happy. The roots are wrecking havoc. The cheapest option isn't cheap. At least they start tomorrow because anything we do that involves water means more water in the basement.
This is a huge financial stress to us because we don't do credit. We don't own credit cards. The only loans we have are our car loan, mortgage and a student loan. The last loan we got caused us problems and we didn't want to do it then either. We're not doing it now. But it leaves us about $36 to our name for about a week. And then the paycheck that comes in is going to bills. Maybe I can eek it up to $50. To live off of. For 2 more weeks. I'm stressed. I'm allowed, right?
I'm so trying to not be so stressed that I over eat and don't walk. Today would be a bad indication of this because I ate 4 cinnamon rolls (that I made even because I have been craving them but I wasn't intending to eat that many) and hardly did anything physical. But it was today which is the worse day because that's when we found out the worse about all of this.
Oh wait, I haven't told you the worst. If it is discovered that the pipe is broken, we are going to have to get the tree removed and a new pipe installed. Or I suppose we could live with a smelly, gross, water-logged basement but really, is that an option?