Oct. 21st, 2015

fandrogyne: (unimpressed)
~ Finally, the basement has been completely siphoned! I sucked up as much water as I could with the ShopVac, then mopped up the rest, then remopped it with bleach and water to kill any lingering mold that might have taken root after so long. It took a while, and it hurt my back bending at such a strange angle while I mopped and vacuumed, but the basement has finally been properly dealt with.

...Or so I thought, until I went back down there a few hours later and saw some water back on the floor, and heard a faint drip, drip, drip. So I do have a leak somewhere, but no matter how much I check pipes with a flashlight, I can't actually figure out where it's coming from. Short of having the landlord come in with a plumber (which will result in another sleepless and interrupted and frustrating day, no doubt), I think I might have to resign myself to just going down to the basement every few nights to mop up.

It wasn't leaky before I moved in. It got leaky when all the snow from last winter started to melt, but that's expected. But at this point? Part of me suspects the water heater, actually, which would explain why I can't find the leak if it's underneath the heater, and it might have happened due to corrosion from all the snowmelt water that ended up down there in the spring. Something I'll have to ask the landlord, of course, even though I'm dreading how much hassle it'll end up being.

Weirdly, he didn't seem too concerned. He seemed more concerned with having the front door issue brought to his attention. That issue being: it doesn't lock, has never locked, and we were never given a key for it. He claims he didn't know. I know he was told at least twice, and he ought to know how many keys he handed over when I moved in. -_-

~ Still having Internet connection problems, only now it's starting to affect other devices, and ones much closer to the router. I really don't want to have to call my ISP about this, mostly, again, because I'm afraid they'll have to send someone out and I don't want to have to deal with interruptions to my schedule. I tried resetting the router and it didn't seem to make a difference. Lovely.

~ The roofing guy showed up at almost exactly 12:15, and given that I was already nervous about getting so little sleep before I'd be woken up, I had even more trouble falling asleep and pretty much only got an hour, max, before all the thumping started on the roof. He didn't get everything finished, but he got the loud part done, and is only coming back tomorrow to clean up fallen shingles that he left on the back porch.

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