Last weekend, I had an actual weekend! Two days off, in a row. It was amazing.
So, I cleaned my room. I now have actual space on my desk. There are no papers on the floor that the cat likes to lay on.
She lays on the clean floor now.
There are actual files in my filing cabinet — one of the drawers anyway.
I still have plenty to do. My bookcases need some help, I have two broken chairs which are holding blankets, and I’m using a dining chair as my computer chair. My desk, no matter how much of it I uncover, is still too small.
But, it’s a whole lot more usable than it was before.
I can’t say the same about my laundry room.
Yuup. This is how we do laundry in a house built before laundry machines. With a space heater. So, since I had to get my husband to explain what was making my washing machine not drain, this is what’s going on:
That little u-bendy white pipe is the drain for the big-olé cement sink. The black pipe is the direct line to the sewer/drain out of the house. The yellow insulation all around doesn’t actually insulate anything because that white pipe keeps freezing. Also, the big cement sink has a crack down the back side of it which is only patched halfway up. On a normal day, that’s fine, because the sink will drain the water before it reaches the crack.
It hasn’t been a normal winter. It’s been cold. So, with insulation that doesn’t do it’s job, and a cracked sink, the pipe freezes, so it won’t drain, so the sink backs up, and rises enough so that it starts leaking out the top and down the back of the insulation. The bucket is to catch the water, but underneath it is just dirt so I’m not sure why we bother. Probably because the ground is frozen at one point and might leak onto the wood floor.
Fortunately, running the space heater while the washer is going seems to have fixed the sink backing up issue. It’s rather annoying though, since it’s the one we use in the bathroom so I have to keep bringing it up and down stairs. Not that we can shower while the washer’s going anyway, so it’s not like we need it in two places at once.
And, yes, we have the space heater in the bathroom because the heater that’s in there doesn’t work. At least there is a register in the bathroom, two of the bedrooms don’t even have that.