The Joys of Home Ownership

Today was supposed to be pretty straightforward. We were going to have an outlet put in for the wood stove, and double check that the chimney was okay to have a wood stove on it.

But the chimney is not okay.

There’s a big half inch cracking running through it, and you can see the lining through it. That’s not exactly something that says “your house won’t burn down,” which means there’s no way in Hades I’m going to run a wood stove until it’s fixed. Calls are out now to local masons to come and give me some estimates. On the plus side, I didn’t have to get an outlet for the wood stove installed. :-)

To top everything off, my flu thing has returned with a vengeance. Every muscle in my body aches right now, and no sane amount of pain medication is helping. Looks like I’m heading to the doctor tomorrow.

And here I was thinking all those muscle aches only came from the accordion . . .

4 Comments

  • By Anonymous, September 16, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    Aw, man! Sounds like a no good very bad day. Sorry to hear it!! :-( I hope you get feeling better soon and that you find just the right mason with just the right price.
    - Gretel

  • By brycemoore, September 16, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Thanks!

  • By Anonymous, September 16, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    So sorry
    It sounds miserable. So sorry about the chimney crack and getting a mason. Get feeling better!
    Your cousin, Melanie VDG

  • By brycemoore, September 16, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

    Re: So sorry
    Thanks–I hope to!

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