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It felt like Spring today so went out and straightened up all the wood chips in the garden beds that the squirrels, rabbits and birds rearranged!
 
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Today I got back from drill, lost an hour of time and spent too much money at Walmart, but got a good deal on an iris, a blue star creeper, and some red day lilly bulbs. Tomorrow I take the hurt dog to the vet, dad to his physical therapy, and hopefully don’t spend the rest of my paycheck on vet bills and car parts, cause if after the vet, I need to get my car worked on.
 

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Today the leak detection company is coming. The main water line from the meter to our turn off valve appears to be leaking............it runs under the concrete slabs of the condos. The one in front of us, at least that is how it looks to us.

Who knows how this will be fixed. The association is actually saying it is their responsibility, we will see when the bills start hitting and after the company says what will fix it.
 
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That should be their financial responsibility Addy. Hopefully they will reimburse you for the materials you already used.
 

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That should be their financial responsibility Addy. Hopefully they will reimburse you for the materials you already used.
Right now it is just time. We go over every 10ish hours and suck up about a gallon of water. We are losing 120 gallons every 12ish hours. It is going somewhere.
We were told to not turn off the meter valve.

So far we have spent no money in fixing, but we have loss a lot in ruined brand new flooring, new base board, dry wall. And time. We had a contract on the place, in negotiation stage, we may have loss that also. We were honest with the person wanting to buy, told him we had a leak, not in our lines but coming from outside. Since we had to rip up 50% of the new flooring, holes in drywall, new base gone. Figured if he came over it would be pretty obvious there was a problem..............

We need to get home, ie north, nephew still at our house, but bees, taxes, doc appointments, dentist.................can cancel all, bees are good since my friend fed them. I miss our home. Taxes our cpa says they need to have them in their hands by 4/1 or they may not get them done in time, to many put them off. I have all done before we left, just needed the 1099's they had not sent yet.

So will need someone overseeing the project, we may drive home and fly hubby back.
 
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Kids are off school as we got around 8" of snow last night, so lot of snow shoveling with the kids this morning. I hope winter finishes up soon as I miss my pond, although another day or two snow sledding is always fun.
 

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The leak detector was looking for the leak for 3 hours, he cut out the back of our bath Vanity, the dry wall was damp, saw some water coming down from the units upstairs. Went upstairs, the people right above us let him cut out the back of their Vanity, he was able to see the front units pipes, not right above us and found the leak. A copper joint was dripping. nicely running down the common pipe area and choosing to run into our unit.
So now see what our adjuster tells us tomorrow. We need moisture removal before any work can be done. Per one person that can take 2-4 weeks.
 

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Ugh @addy1 looks like this will take awhile to fix and delay your selling. At least it was not under your foundation!
 
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Heard back from the vet. Bad break just above the knee, may end up having to amputate as I don’t have the money for surgery and multiple follow up xrays for a procedure that may or may not work, and require amputation anyway. There is apparently a lot of blood pooled in that area, which could cause other complications , infection, etc, so I’m leant twords amputation as the most cost effective and least risk. I’ll be hearing from the vet in the morning, when I can get prices for everything. Poor pup, she got a raw deal. But bet she won’t be chasing cars anymore!
 

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I just want to go home.................
We are heading north on Friday. Yippee! back to winter. The adjuster came today, we have the remediation company there right now working on removing moisture. They say a week or more to remove the moisture. They also spray for mold spores etc to make sure nothing has started growing.

Then once they say all is dry the restore part of the company comes in, brand new flooring, baseboard, maybe even a new bath Vanity. They may need to remove to get the moisture out of the main water flow area.

We are not needed we are gone! For once we don't need to do the fix up.
 
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Yay what a load off of you now. Go home and have a rest before you put it on the market!
 
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Week 2 of my fish-in cycle is done and everything looks great, now I'm hoping to see Nitrite by the end of this week.

My task this winter was to name all my fish....well I named all the koi but cannot come up with names for the two shubbies.
... winter ends in less than two weeks, I'm running out of time!
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