When your pipes freeze it can also cause problems with your bath and shower faucet. For example you may only be able to get cold water and it may become impossible to turn the water off. Luckily Dave is handy enough to fix this, but it did take a while. I was not amused. For the record, this is the downstairs bathroom, we did not put it in and it will be move and remodeled to better match the house at some point. Just didn't want anyone to think this was representative of our tastes in home decor.
In April of 2005, my husband and I packed up our two dogs and toddler and moved to Seattle from the San Francisco Bay area. Shortly after our move, I became pregnant with our second child. As exciting as this was, it definitely put a cramp in my ability to explore our new home town. I'm still working hard at adjusting to the new digs.
As a working mom to two small boys, I manage to keep pretty busy. Between business meetings, play dates and pediatrician appointments, there isn't much time left for personal pursuits. But that is a trade off I am willing to make. I'll find time for myself when the boys are old enough to borrow the car, right?
And as though that isn't enough, when we moved we bought our first house, a major fixer upper. Yeah, we wanted the "this Old House" experience, but little did I realize that it would lead to such great experiences, like the sudden loss of running water from a broken water main, or a leaky sewer pipe that kept the toilet off limits for days.
All I can say is that life sure is interesting!