Monday, November 02, 2009

November: The Money Pit, part 2

It sure doesn't take long for Murphy's Law to kick in, does it?

The pathetic excuse for a load-bearing post that I pointed out yesterday?  Not load bearing.  Not really touching anything at all.  What is keeping this entire corner of the house from falling?  The downspout?  I feel like I'm living in a Simpsons episode.

Bart Simpson: Ah, I wouldn't take it down if I were you. It's a load-bearing poster.

Maybe this explains why the back bedroom floor noticeably slants, and the walls have decorative features like this?

Anyway, the demolition is finished after one day, including the removal of the concrete.  Plans have been made to properly shore up the corner of the house, and the project has suddenly become more expensive and kind of scary.  However, the prospect of not fixing this problem is even scarier.

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Monica the Garden Faerie said...

My house has a lot of previous people fix-it mistakes, and some inherent building anomalies, so any time I need a repair it's "This would be really simple, EXCEPT [insert oddity of house/previous repairs here] will make it really difficult and costly."

Um, things look good cleared out though!!! :)

garden girl said...

Just keep reminding yourself fixing it the right way now will save a lot of money and stress in the long run. It's going to be great when it's done!