Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oops, I did It Again

We had a problem at the house over the weekend with the water piping. It seemed as though a pipe was leaking within the house, and we had someone come over to take a look at the plumbing to see what needed to be fixed.

Well, we figured out the nature of the problem and it's something easily fixable.

But that's not the point of this story.

The plumber went into the attic to see what the cause may be, and I went into the attic as well.

As I was trying to maneuver to a corner of the attic. I put my foot down on a beam.

Except I missed the beam, and stepped on sheet rock, which does not share the same characteristics as actual rock. Because it does not, it broke, and my foor went through the floor, viewable to the floor below.

Strangely enough, this is not the first time this has happened. Different spot, same result. Same month, even - this happened in January of last year as well, in one of my first posts.

Unfortunately, this time, instead of renting the house, we own the house, so now I really need to sharpen my drywall and sheet-rock skills.

I never really liked going into attics, but now I'm quite content to just stay out of them entirely. Bad things seem to happen in the attic.


Anonymous said...

Again? Sounds like it's also time to pick up some plywood and put down a floor up there!

Francase said...

No, it's time to just not go in there and make Alex carry things in and out.

Oh, and teach him how to light the pilot when it goes out.

I think 3 years old is old enough to handle lighting a gas pump.

Anonymous said...

Ok Mike.... do you just want to be Chevy Chase, or what? (referencing Nat'l Lampoons Xmas Vacation).
Which room did you step into this time?

Francase said...

Unfortunately, the bedroom.