October 8th, 2008

frog

This Blog Is About What?

Dull is relative.

Me, I kind of like dull.

I have this theory.

If I never call a repairman to come look at something, I will never know how broken it is and the checkbook will stay intact. Like, this is not the time I want to be raiding my savings. And, had I known about THESE issues, I never would have done the wood floors. (But I really like the wood floors.)

The heat pump as a back up heating system now that the nights are nippy is difficult to ignore. Right now, the jury is out on how much that will cost us. We're starting with "clean the coils" which isn't particularly difficult, but involves freon or refrigerant and capping and removal, and so we will leave that to the folks trained in it. Whether that will fix any problems is Not Known at this point in time, but it's a lot of money and we won't know if we have to replace anything until we do it.

It's a good idea to pump a septic tank once in a while. Especially if you're fond of the 2-ply stuff and have one or more children. When you do, you don't really want to learn that your tank lid is 3 feet below ground level. And you don't really want to hear that current county code requires a riser for that. But at least you have a guy that's really good at finding it. True, you had a map given to you by the crazed groundwater engineer that used to own the house. But still. The septic guy's the one who interpreted it correctly when The Dude hadn't and stuck the probe in and found the tank all the way down there. And then said he'd be back in 2 days with his Kubota.

But there are things you don't want to hear your septic guy say.

"Uh-oh."

"Uh-oh? What's 'uh-oh' mean?"
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