It would seem that every plumber in the area is backed up for a week. My plumber of choice is either still on vacation, or just stopped answering my calls.
The roofers have both bailed. One had cataract surgery, the other, I don’t know.
The dumpster guy has offered to leave the dumpster on a Friday morning, and pick it up on Monday morning, for $400. I’ll likely take him up on that offer, but not this weekend.
The wife and I did some work on the shop, clearing a spot for the washer and dryer, but that was all we could do. I tossed shit outside in the bunkhouse driveway…that’ll have to be removed; soon.
It is unbelievable the stuff in there,,,30 years of worthless tools, screws, nail, nuts, bolts, fishing tackle, racks of PVC pipe, re bars, sheet metal, scrap iron, angle iron, shim stock, broken tools, an old aluminum ladder, an old dresser that my little brother had when he was an infant; solid oak, shelves with fertilizer and various insecticides, several hudson sprayers I tossed, I found an electric whet stone, irrigation line and fittings, extension cords, floodlight bulbs, metal tool boxes filled with rusted nuts and bolts…yes, a couple of old fishing rods and reels..somewhere there is a fly fishing rod in a nice padded roll up container; not one hook, sinker, or bobber. I found a brand new spinning reel still in the box.
The workbench is filled with shit like that…plastic buckets that the bottom has rotted out, a 5 gallon can of roof cement, a gallon can of water seal. a plastic trash can that had once been filled with corn gluten, now broken with that shit all over the floor.
It’s no big deal to look at when one walks by, but to handle every single thing and have to decide “to keep, or not to keep; that is the question” put a different twist on it…and this is just the shop, and I haven’t even gotten to the back of that yet.
Meanwhile, the plumbers I did call have not yet returned my calls. One flat out said they were not taking on new customers; period. The freeze we had earlier this year, and the subsequent damage is still keeping the plumbers busy.
Another indicated they could not get out here until next Friday.
So, looks like the kid will have to tinkle outside.
Life is less complicated here in the country, until we interact with others. Me thinks ours will change forever soon; very soon.