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We got ourselves into some hot water

and I couldn’t be happier about it. That was pretty lame, I know. Anyway, we have hot water! 2 of our 3 hot water heaters now work! The little one in the attic doesn’t really matter now since we aren’t using the upstairs 1/2 bath, especially after finding out the plumbing is terrible. It turns out the fix for the non-functioning one below the house was a very quick one from the electricians.

We’ve got the walls just about ready for insulation tomorrow. By “we” I certainly don’t mean me. 😉 Joe is definitely in charge of that. My Mom has also been a huge help with the demo/cleanup in that area. A little shop vac fun tonight, and we should be good to go! All wall mounted a/c units are out, with their holes patched. All random vents/fans/holes for reasons we can’t identify are patched in, too.

Tonight is our first party at our house! With the insulation going in tomorrow, (TOMORROW!), we’re having friends over to scribble fun messages in the stud bays of our walls. Coloring on the walls? Fun, fun! Patsy Lou will love it.

And I think that’s all the semi-coherent blogging I can handle after a 4 am wake up. Photos of scribbled-in walls and insulation installation coming soon!

Water

We need water. Rain would  be fantastic, but working plumbing is a bit of a big deal, too. Today we get a plumber in to fix a cut supply line, fix some leaks, and resolve a water pressure issue. Apparently water pressure should be no more than 80 (units of measure totally unknown to me….), and we’re at 107. Yesterday, he gave us an estimate that was about 1/2 what the last plumber we had in wanted to charge, and he found some things others had missed. Hopefully we can get plumbing wrapped up today, minus needing an electrician to try to power our water heater, well 1 of 3 of them, then have insulation installed Friday, drywall up next Friday, and have a house instead of a glorified tent again!