Look: Unexpected Extensive Repair Work!

Look: Unexpected Extensive Repair Work!

Colleen Quinn
Oct 1, 2008

Last week, our building manager let us know the plumber would be dropping in to check for a possible small leak from our bathroom into the garage of the building. We cleared out the bathroom and hoped for the best, thankful this once that we rent rather than own. After an inital assessment, the plumber decided the problem "might be more extensive" and arranged to return Tuesday morning...

We came home yesteday to find that a section of our bedroom wall from floor to ceiling was gone; apparently an entire hot water pipe needed to be removed and replaced. The bags are taped up to prevent dust and bugs from drifting up from the garage- so stylish just in time for Colors month!

Tomorrow someone is supposed to come rebuild and replaster the wall. Thursday the building hopes to sand and smooth the plaster before painting on Friday. In the meantime, we're sleeping in a bed surrounded by the furniture that usually occupies that corner, hoping against hope this project is indeed going to be finished before the weekend so that we can clean and reassemble the bedroom.

We are obviously happy that a leaking pipe has been replaced, but boy do we wish it had been hiding behind the wall of someone else's apartment!

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