Saturday, 4 August 2007

Major drama with our new house

It's been a crazy past few weeks with our move and then getting the previous house ready for final inspection. All went very well with that, thank goodness. So you would think that we would now be able to settle in and enjoy our new house, wouldn't you? WRONG!

After a few days we have noticed problems with waste water draining away far too slowly and the front lawn is now very soggy with water visibly sitting on the surface. Not a good sign. I use my washing machine and the waste water fills the laundry tub instead of flowing away unseen. We hear very loud, gurgling noises coming from toilets or sinks if water is in use in other areas of the house. The builder was called in and we have found out that there is a broken pipe under the front lawn. Just my luck! Thankfully, they will be fixing the problem on Monday but, for now, we are faced with a major inconvenience as we have to be careful of how much waste water is leaving the house at any one time so it doesn't back up too much. As I am one to try to look to the positive side of a situation, I will say that it could have been worse. At least, it will only be the front lawn being dug up and nothing inside the home will be affected. PHEW!

Apart from that, we LOVE our new home! I still have a lot of unpacking to do but it's mainly studio stuff in the garage. I plan to set up an area in the garage to use for my art studio which I can hardly wait to do so I get painting again.

Here are a couple of pics of our lounge -

OH, and I've been tagged by Joan Yoshioka! I have to share 8 facts about myself so stay tuned for more info on that.


  1. New houses always have things that need to be fixed, I know, we just moved and it's been crazy around here. :) Also, as is our luck, as we are trying to get everything out of the old house, the dishwasher breaks, and now the A/C. We'll have to fix those before we put the house on the market. Anyway, good luck, I share you pain! :)

  2. Oh Lauren, you sound like you're on the same rollercoaster ride that I'm on. lol Thankfully, the plumbing problem is fixed and things are gradually getting back to normal. I now have laundry to catch up on and then tackle the monumental task of unpacking and setting up the studio in the garage. I hope we don't have to move again for another few years at least. Good luck with everything at your end and I hope things go smoothly for you from hereon. :)

  3. Welcome in your new home and Good luck with sorting out all the problems...your lounge looks so comfy and inviting, I'm sure you are still going to spend many happy hours there and on that front lawn!

  4. Thank you, Ronell. :) All problems are fixed now and we are very happy here. I'm starting classes this week too so life is definitely returning to normal. I'm looking forward to seeing my students again.


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