Thursday, September 23, 2010

What can go wrong...

My poor husband has spent two days working on the hook-up to city water. Yesterday he worked in the rain. Today the sun is shining but things are not going any smoother. I've lost track of how many trips into town he has had to make, but its directly proportional to the number of problems he's run into...from the water pressure being so strong that it broke one of the underground pipes they installed yesterday, to causing the pipes inside to leak. Yikes! He tried re-routing the water to the tank on top the roof FIRST, and then feeding it into the piping system but that doesn't seem to be helping much.

High humidity and rain has slowed down the painting a little; it's taking so long to dry that I'm not able to apply two coats every day as I had hoped. Should be able to finish before we have to head home, though. Not so sure about the tiling. That depends on how much more aggravation the water hook-up causes.

I'm really happy with how the kitchen is looking, even though everything needs an additional coat (or three) of paint. Already it looks so much cleaner and fresher. I do adore a white kitchen!

Now let's see if the internet will work long enough for me to post this...

6 comments:

Mari said...

Glad the kitchen is looking good, in spite of the issues!

skoots1mom said...

sending prayers your and Ivan' way...poor guy can't catch a break today.
He's such a hard worker...and you, too.
Eager to see the kitchen after pics.
one day we'll catch some time to skype ;)

rita said...

Patience & Perserverance--what wonderful traits, or are they gifts of the Spirit?

SusanD said...

I'm very behind in visiting and I see I've missed a lot in a few days. Hopefully, they'll get all the water problems resolved with minimal effort. Hey...at least the kitchen is working out for you. Praying here...for you there. Blessings, SusanD

SmallTownRunner said...

I like the idea of a white kitchen, but in my case it hasn't worked out well. Maybe we used cheap paint, but I can't seem to keep the cabinets looking clean.

Lhoyt said...

That problem is a new one for Argentina. To have too much pressure in a water line could be considered a blessing in disguise. I hope Ivan will soon be able to get it straightened out. Here in the States they put regulator valves on the incoming lines in many places, but I never dreamed that would be necessary in Argentina.