Saturday, December 31, 2016

Mortgage Update for December 2016

The gift buying is over and I managed to pay $1,200 extra towards my mortgage principal which brings the total to $22,931.  One year and 4 months left.  Now, to be honest, I haven't paid my credit card bill yet.  I don't get the bill until January 4th and  it's going to be a big one but I don't have to pay it for 30 days.

So, how did I spend my vacation days?  It stared off with a half day last Wednesday to take my nephew to the airport.  He wanted to be left at the curb so I was at work by 9am.  This meant I only had to work 4 hours and then I would be free.  I happily left by 2 and I don't even remember what I did after I got home.  On Thursday, I had the whole day off.  I slept late, did at least 6 loads of laundry, mopped the floor, vacuumed the bedrooms, moved stuff around in a semi-organized manner.  It was great.  The weather was great.  Everything was great until I made myself dinner and noticed liquid on the floor.  

I thought one of the dogs was angry at me for mopping but when I threw some paper towels down, it was clear that this was no dog puddle.  This was a major leak.  I threw a towel down and the water just laughed.  I thought the water might be coming from the closest appliance which was the dish washer so I got a wrench and tried to shut off the water valve under the sink.  

While I was trying to do that, my elbow went through the water soaked particle board, which is what my 70's cabinets are made of.  Curious, I easily broke off hunks of particle board to reveal a half inch of water under the sink cabinet.  Then, looking to my left, I noticed water around the gap between the tile and cabinet next to the fridge.  

Orange electrical cord for the Tiny House people.
Pondering that for a moment, I decided to check the bathroom pipes located on the other side of the wall.  They looked ok but the grout was a little damp.  Not wanting to break into the walls at that moment, I decided that it was probably a leak from the laundry drain pipe.

My laundry was mostly finished for the day and I wanted to eat dinner so I stopped the investigation and finished eating.  Then I remembered that I had a ShopVac in the other room.  Perfect for sucking up wet messes.  I dragged all the wet, dirty towels into a trash bag and out to the back porch and quickly sucked up all of the water and mess.  What a handy little machine.

I left everything to dry out and went to bed.  The next day was Friday and I picked up my aunt from the airport and had a nice dinner with my mother and sister.  Saturday was another cleaning day but I did not pursue the laundry leak mystery and that is where I will stop for today because I should just post this or else it will get too long.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Happy (and soggy) new year!
So we are a bit dryer but still have the same problem?

Anonymous said...

Yikes, I am so sorry. Doesn't sound like a good way to spend Xmas break,AT ALL!!

Dave said...

Water, water everywhere.....sounds strange coming from someone who lives in the desert! Hope you can fix it without costing you an arm and a leg.

You have a credit card with a 30-day grace period? Good deal if you can get it!

Kim said...

Yay for the extra payment to the mortgage. Boo to the water leak. You've kind of left a cliffhanger... has Daisy floated away in the desert, has a handsome knight come to fix it, or did Daisy use her Superwoman repair skills to fix it? Happy 2017!

Daizy said...

Yep, I'll just throw out the dirty clothes and buy new. Washing clothes is so last year. :)

Daizy said...

Yes, and it started off so well, too. Oh well, that was the worst thing that happened so it was a pretty good break overall.

Daizy said...

I know, usually I'm complaining about lack of water. I'm never happy! Lol.

Daizy said...

Haha, Daizy put off the problem like she usually does. Not making a decision is still a decision. I'll have to fix it eventually.