Today I was planning to work some more on Unfucking my Bathroom, but yesterday afternoon I discovered that the gauge on the pressure tank for our well pump is leaking. Water all over that corner of the basement which is, of course, where I keep my canning supplies… Because of our history with water damage in the past (thousands of dollars of un-insured losses) this little discovery was enough to wake me up in the middle of the night last night with a panic attack. Big fun!
This morning I acted like a responsible adult and called the plumber. They’re sending someone over either this afternoon or first thing tomorrow. Hopefully it won’t be too expensive to fix.
In the meantime, I get to spend my day mopping water off the basement floor, emptying the little dish under the leak every 30 mins (the pipe that’s leaking is so close to the floor that the only thing I can fit under it to catch the water is a dessert bowl), and moving / cleaning my canning jars so that a) the plumbers can get to the problem to fix it, and b) my canning jars don’t start growing lots of ick.
So, instead of another litany of triumphant 20/10s, here’s a quick success story, complete with Before and After photos:
BeforeThis is some sort of adhesive residue on the white vinyl windowframe of the guest bedroom that has been there since we moved into the house 4 years ago. I’ve tried to get it off a few times, without success. I have been reading the UFyH archives and tips, and so yesterday when I went to open that window (it finally stopped raining!), I saw it and thought, “I wonder if I could Unfuck that with rubbing alcohol?”