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    #16
    Oh no! This is the worst possible time for something like that to happen. I am just sick with you and idk which is worse, the astronomical repair bill or the disruption and inconvenience to your dh and having to pull up carpet and move everything out of the bedroom and closet. I hope it will not cost as much as they said.

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      #17
      So sorry, Joy. Hope everything works out okay soon! Praying for you and DH - and your wallet!

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        #18
        oh goodness. Try checking if Senior discounts are given by anyone. or try getting Mike Holmes of Make It Right to come.🙂 i bet he has a long waiting list though. Good luck to you!

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          #19
          Sending best wishes for a reasonable outcome all around. You are wise to take this a day at a time.
          No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
          Aesop

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            #20
            Joy sorry to hear your problems with the drain, hope you they can fix it without breaking many things and that their DH can rest without problems

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              #21
              Joy, I am so sorry to hear of your misfortune. My heart goes out to you and your husband. Prayers are coming your way for a quick and proper repair as well as an inexpensive one.
              Nancy

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                #22
                Joy, I know this has you and DH upset. Praying it won't take long, and his anxiety settles down quickly.

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                  #23
                  I'm so sorry that this is becoming a complicated repair. Hoping for the best for you and DH.

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                    #24
                    So sorry Joy. Many prayers for you and your DH.

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                      #25
                      Today's Update: The plumbing specialist came this afternoon & looked things over. He thinks the drain line may go across part of the Family Room! 😥 He thinks no walls will need to come down. 🙂 However, this will involve moving more things than I'd originally thought! Some furniture will need to be moved. My cutting table and a card table on which I have sewing items will need to be unloaded & taken down. Pictures have to come off certain walls so the vibration from the jack hammer won't knock them off. And of course, because of DH's frail health, I have to do the lion share of this myself. I made a start this afternoon. I dragged in boxes from the storage shed. A bookshelf in his BR had to be unloaded; I started there. Magazine holders of years' worth of Model Railroader Magazines & a collection of train VCR videos. (He's a RR buff & has an HO train layout, which he hasn't enjoyed for several years.) I packed one box of pictures & plaques as well as nick-nacks that need to come off some shelves that have to be moved. They will pull back the carpet to access the concrete. I'm going to be sure & take before & after pictures, & also some of the project in progress. The work is guaranteed for 5 yrs. He thinks he can do the job on Mon. & Tues. He has some big job coming up on Wed.

                      I'm waiting for an estimate. Yes, they do give both a senior & military discount, & there is a $50. discount for being a new customer, so that will be a savings of $150. I checked with our home insurance. We don't have any coverage for this type of situation. There is a relatively new coverage one can opt for; it's called service line, which costs an additional $56./year. We could have purchased it at our last annual renewal, but who had a clue of this type of situation?!

                      So this is what we learned today. DH said he hopes he can get through this ordeal. With the Lord's help, we will.
                      Last edited by JCY; May 28, 2020, 06:40 PM.

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                        #26
                        Next update: We got our estimate via e-m this afternoon. I didn't see it until after DH went to bed (6 p.m.), so we haven't had a chance to discuss it yet. It came in lower than I anticipated: $5,650. What I don't know yet is if they still will be able to do the work on Mon. & Tues. I did more packing up of boxes & moving items. I'm down to sorting what's on my cutting table & the card table. I packed most of my finished quilts in a large plastic tub. Now I'm sorting scraps, trimmed fabric & batting, etc. What a job! No sewing will take place around here for quite awhile. What an inconvenience it's been to not be able to use the sink. I keep telling myself, This, too, shall pass. It wouldn't be so hard if I didn't also have to deal with DH's extreme anxiety.

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                          #27
                          So sorry you’re having to deal with all this, especially right now! I hope you are able to get through this with minimal disruption (aside from the obvious). I will keep you and your husband in my prayers; keep us updated and you’ve got a good attitude- this SHALL pass! By July 4th you’ll look back and hopefully you’ll have your house back to normal by then. Best wishes for an uneventful repair.

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                            #28
                            Joy, OF course I will pray for you!!!

                            I have to call a plumber myself today. This past couple of days when I've turned on the shower, a bunch of black comes out of the faucet making the water look grey......and when you mentioned your problem, I am wondering if this isn't maybe what's wrong with our plumbing perhaps???

                            I think this is the way things happen for me too, it's never just a simple solution....I've always tried to be pro-active meaning I do all the required maintenance on whatever it is we have such as draining the hot water heater monthly, changing the furnace filters every 4 months instead of the required 6 months (it says on the package.) I get the more expensive filters and have since getting the new A/C unit in 2005. I have the furnace checked and cleaned every year, etc. and on an on....
                            However, it always seems as though when something is wrong, it's totally OTT expensive for us.
                            My sisters husbands NEVER do maintenance like we do, and they never ever seem to have issues. I can honestly say though I usually don't have problems with any autos I've had over the years because I do make sure the oil is changed every 3000 (and yes, I know that nowadays you don't have to change the oil that frequently but I still do it) and have the tires rotated at the same time to save wear/tear on the tires. as well.

                            Anyway Joy, I will pray for you!

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                              #29
                              Joy, Oh my goodness! I admire your stand of "one day at a time". Our master bathroom shower (upstairs) was clogged for a day or 2 & THAT drove me crazy. Hang in there. Hopefully, everything will be back to normal. I will definitely be adding my prayers to the others. Take care. Gina

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                                #30
                                Joy, prayers for you as you are dealing with this water issue. Praying that they can get in and quickly get it done with as little disruption in your lives as possible.

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