Monday, August 9, 2010

Our House is No Longer Drowning!!!


For those of you who missed last week’s posts, let me fill you in real quick. Last Monday we got our water bill and we were absolutely floored at the amount we owed. We get our water bill every 2 months and we typically pay around $30 - $40. This bill, however, was $300! We were sure that they had made a mistake and read the meter incorrectly, but it turns out we has a busted pipe. The big problem was we didn’t know where it was busted. We, of course, feared the worse when we discovered our brilliant builders had laid the water pipe under the foundation. If a pipe broke under the house, it could have been disastrous for our house and for our bank account. Luckily, the pipe that broke was outside near the side of the house.



This enormous hole was dug by one of our good friends and his buddy. Our friend owns and runs a construction company and willingly offered his Saturday to us. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our life. It made this huge ordeal so much better. They found the leak on the first try and only had to dig this one hole in our yard rather than the entire yard as the plumbing company has quoted us on. Now about 40,000 gallons of water later, we can stop wasting water.

8 comments:

Nan said...

Thank you..
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and join Follow Me Monday.
I truly value you and your time. I hope you will stop back often as I will do the same.
Have a nice day.
Nan
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Yenta Mary said...

OY!!! At least it's fixed -- whew!

Laura @ Sawan-Heaven said...

I'm so happy for you! Thank goodness they found it on the first try and it wasn't smack in the middle of your foundation.

Angie said...

Ugh! How wonderful that your friend offered that to you - and great that it wasn't under your foundation!!

Sarah said...

Ugh- That is SO not a fun thing to deal with! So glad it got figured out and taken care of quickly. Thank goodness for good friends!

♥Cari♥ said...

Wowzas!! Glad that everything worked out okay!

Holly said...

You are SO BLESSED to have such an awesome friend!! So glad things worked out well and didn't cost you your oldest child to get taken care of!! ((HUGS))

Wendy said...

Praise the Lord! What an ordeal, huh! You'll have wonderful stories to tell though, and laugh about it in years to come:) Right?
Glad it's over now, though!
Blessings, Kel!
Wendy