Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Trip & A Disaster

It's Thursday & around here that would normally mean it's Theater Thursday but this week has been anything but ordinary so I'm going to share with you the events of what's been happening.

The Trip...
On Monday, I drove 4 hours north (outside of Pittsburgh) to visit one of my BFF's Kristin. We hadn't seen each other since she came in for our boating day back in August so we were way over due. 

(The bff Kristin)
We spent the evening playing Glee Karaoke on Wii and eating dinner at Buca Di Beppo. Have you ever ate at one? It's amazing!!! 
They also have some very interesting decor....
As you can see the walls were colorfully decorated with all Italians and Catholics. I highly suggest finding one of these establishments because the food was amazing! They serve everything family style so the portions are pretty large. 

After dinner we headed back to the house and exchanged Christmas presents. I would show you pictures but we forgot to take any!! I will say, Kristin out did her herself and she got me some really awesome gifts! 

Originally, I was going to stay there Monday and Tuesday but Monday night I got some news that made me get up Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn and drive home.

The Disaster...
What started out as a small plumbing issue at my house on Sunday quickly escalated to a full out disaster/emergency situation. Sunday evening we noticed that anytime the shower was running or clothes were in the washer, water would come spewing out of pipe in our basement. Um...not good but with all the crazy rain here we thought, "Oh the city sewer, where all the water goes must be backed up." Uh, wrong! It quickly went to, we can't turn on the water whatsoever or it's going to flood our house. 

We called a plumber and it turns out they needed to root it out. Wrong! Turns out as they were trying to root out the pipes that they realized the pipes had collapsed. Have you ever had a collapsed pipe in your house? No? Oh well let me tell you, it isn't cheap to get it fixed! Plus who's going to come on a Sunday to work on that?!? So Monday morning, we get someone to the house and they get 100 feet out with rooting. They hit a giant tree root. Problem solved... not! That's when we got the news about the pipe. Well then they had to dig a giant hole out in our yard. The hole was 7 feet deep. Nope, not kidding.

So they get to the pipe and they realize what they dug to was not what needed worked on. They realized they were going to have to jack hammer our concrete basement floor to get to the pipe. All the while, we have NO water in our house. After 2 straight days of working non stop, it is finally fixed and didn't cost us a small fortune. Big thanks to my cousin Alex, my uncle Jonathan (who came in from DC), my other uncle Kenneth and Shayne and Scott. Without them it would have cost thousands of dollars. 

29 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow glad you got that fixed and that it didn't cost too much! I would've freaked out!

Domestically Deficient said...

You said you traveled to Pittsburgh for your trip, were you at the the Buca Di Beppo in Station Square? I do enjoy that restaurant. Sorry to hear about your plumbing disaster. That's terrible!

SLM said...

I have a picture with that watermelon lady too!!! I'm so sorry about your pipes....something similar happened to my parents a few years ago and it was a nightmare...I feel for you :-(

Laura said...

That decor is AMAZING and Hilarious all at once!

Glad you had fuN :)

Lacey said...

I'm glad you had a fun pizza dinner with your friend and got to exchange christmas presents! Sorry you had to cut your trip short and deal with all of those plumbing issues- that does not sound fun at all!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Holy man, glad it finally got fixed and didn't cost that much!

star said...

Oh my! That's terrible! Glad it's fixed now, and that it didn't cost a lot! I've never ate there, but Timmy has, and he loves it!

Bri said...

Goodness! I'm glad you got it fixed without breaking the bank! I'm sure this will be something you laugh at (soon) for years to come.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Love Buca....so good!! Bummer about cutting your trip short, at least the plumbing diaster didn't cost a small fortune!

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

OH NO! I'm so sorry to hear about your plumbing disaster! I am happy to hear that you had a little Buca to prepare you though! YUMMMM!!!

Sunshinemeg said...

What a time to have such a huge problem. That is such a headache. At least it is fixed now. It would not be nice to have broken pipes at Christmas!

Your trip looks like a blast and that pizza pic made me starving!!

Cookie Crums said...

And that's what family is for! That's awesome they were willing to help out and save you lots of money. So you smell better now?! :) JK

Kerr said...

what a nightmare! I am glad you got everything fixed without emptying your savings!

Steph said...

That sounds horrible but the pizza looks amazing!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

WOW! I am glad you got it fixed!

Buca Di Beppo is AMAZING!

Jessica said...

I love me some Buca. We had our rehearsal dinner at one in L.A. Love it!

Sorry to hear about your plumbing disaster. I'm glad you had family to help you out. I know all too well how much plumbing problems can cost.

rena said...

Oh wow! That is nuts! I'm glad it got fixed but what a nightmare! I hope the rest of the year goes smoothly for you!

Tay Talk said...

I am so glad you had a nice evening with your friends.

I am NOT so glad about that horrible story. I would have sat down and cried for 2 days. All the while eating chocolate and drinking beer.

I’m SOOOO sorry. What a nightmare!

samnhal said...

That's awesome that they were able to come and help you! How awful. We had water backing up into our kitchen because our landlord had a a tree break a pipe. It sucked, but luckily we didn't have to pay for anything!

TL said...

Yikes! What a nightmare! You must be so relieved that it is all fixed.

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

my sis and I are about 5 hours outside of Pittsburgh, OH SNAP! lol I LOVE Buca, I never had their pizza. it looks SO good!

Alethea Noble said...

My jaw literally dropped while reading your post! I'm so glad it didn't cost thousands and the problem is solved. Side note, that pizza looks so delicious!!

Tara said...

oh wow! that is definitely a disaster! glad its taken care of now though!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

So glad you had so much help! And that pizza . . . wow! I want some.

garden state prep said...

Your basement situation sounds like a mess! That's great that your family was able to help and get it fixed!

Abbie said...

That is a nightmare, especially around the holidays! Thank God you have some handy family members:)

mrsashcake said...

wow that certainly does sound like a disaster but what a blessing to have the whole thing fixed and not make you bankrupt!

Steph S. said...

Man! I'm sorry that had to cut your trip short! I'm glad it's fixed - hopefully you can get back up to Pburg to visit your friend again sometime soon :) The restaurant sounds amazing - right up my alley with the generous portions of italian! YUM!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! :D

ModernMom said...

How lucky to have family that could help you out! Whew!