- Got a new, bigger christmas tree with some led lights for nerdy flair
- 1 week until doug and helen's baby arrives
- 2 days until my parents come for thanksgiving
- Sun came out today for the first time in awhile and instantly gave me a headache
We officially feel like homeowners, and it only took a month and a half! We finally got over the fact that our plane tickets to Austin weren’t going to come down in price any more and just bought them. We accepted it, and moved on. Leighann went to cook dinner, and I went to take care of the cat litter and get the trash out ( side note, Seattle has ridiculous trash and recycling rules - http://www.seattle.gov/util/Services/Garbage/GarbageatYourHouse/WhatsAcceptedasGarbage/index.htm ), so I headed downstairs to find three inches of standing water in the basement.
It turns out our lovely flat sewer line backed up, just like we thought it would. We had really hoped to get more than 6 weeks out of it. We got a plumber out to clear the line and the water all drained away. A few hours of cleaning and a few hundred dollars later and it’s back to how it was. Isn’t owning a house fun!? We don’t really know what caused it, but I’m willing to wage dollars to donuts that it had something to do with the fact that this has been the 10-day forecast for over a month now:
In other news, we're making progress on the house. We've painted the entry and the living/dining room. Did I mention we're horrible painters. Not good at staying in the lines... Anyway, we have a contractor coming tomorrow to see how much it will cost to get some trim work done and the wood floors refinished. We're not handy people.