Leaving it all behind…

We thought it was fixed… The waterfall-of-a-leak that drained through the Upstairs Bathroom floor into the Dish Pantry below. I repainted the shelves, washed the dishes, and put them all away.

 

We were wrong. The waterfall came back. I was proud of myself for not adding tears to the overabundance of moisture. Renaissance Man turned off the water and called the plumber – weeks ago – but it’s been a cold Winter here, and our problem was not in the league with that of some of our neighbors, so we waited our turn.

The plumbers arrived on Monday. The water didn’t; not a single drop. But we’d already opened up the ceiling of the Dish Pantry and laid eyes on the century-old cast iron pipe, inspecting it for a rusted-through hole – but it wasn’t there.

 

The water will return. I’m sure of it. No way were we going to close up the ceiling.

 

And so yesterday, Renaissance Man and I turned our backs on unfinished business and headed to the airport. I’m not too crazy about having this hanging over our heads while we’re gone, but such is life…

 

 

Except for sharing my “old house woes” with you, they were behind me before I reached the Knoxville Airport.

 

Other things were on my mind when I made it to the airport in Atlanta…

 

Wall of women’s restroom

 

And in Miami…

 

And Bogota’, Colombia…

 

I’m very familiar with BOGO, but I’d never been to Bogota’! I still haven’t except for the airport; it feels a lot like Brazil.  This is one of those times the iPad camera falls short…

 

As soon as I hit Send on this post, we’re headed to another plane. Several actually.

 

Bogota’ – Panama City – Santiago – Puerto Montt… I guess it’s obvious to you by now that somebody purchased tickets at the last minute. Sometimes travel dates just don’t get confirmed as early as we’d like.

 

Yes, there’s a direct flight from Atlanta to Santiago… but then we wouldn’t have added two more countries and airports to our list!  Looking for the silver lining… 


We’re headed to Patagonia. It’s going to be beautiful – and probably heart-wrenching. I’ll let you know…


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Update:  The water problem is fixed! As originally thought, the problem was that the toilet wasn’t set properly… but when we had the problem fixed, the bolts that connect the toilet to the floor weren’t tightened enough—and the toilet didn’t “seat” properly—and so the problem continued. The good news is that the toilet is now properly installed AND (in the process) we got a peek at the old sewer pipe—and confirmation that it looks great with no holes or thin spots. Yay! When you live in an old house, that kind of confirmation is always welcome!

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  1. Praying for a successful mission. Our Lord will lead.
    IHN, Ginger

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