Real Talk: No one should be treated differently because of their plumbing.
I mean, ten years ago CPVC was the standard! THE STANDARD, I SAY.
Which brings me to this week's highlight:
Ripping open our walls and annoying the cats.
This is actually the second time John's re-plumbed our house. The last time was over a decade ago, and since then a new and better type of piping called Pex has become the industry standard. Our old PVC had a few slow leaks here and there that kept John awake at night, so we've been planning this for nearly a year - we've just been waiting for our Florida "winter" to cool down enough so he wouldn't roast in the attic.
Speaking of cooler weather, if you ever want to know what the lowest wind chill factor is throughout the entire United States of America, just post this in your Story:
I was inundated with indignant weather reports, and it was hilarious. (The winner was -59 degrees. This is why I live in Florida, gang.)
Getting back to the Big Re-Plumb:
This is basically camping, right?
Because we had the walls open we had to quarantine the girls in my office. They had toys, warm blankets, a view of the squirrels - every possible kitty comfort. So of course:
They spent the entire time scrabbling at the closed door like blood-thirsty wolves.
I bought myself 5 minutes' peace when I opened the window:
Speaking of the cats, let's talk about THEIR plumbing:
Because the worst part of this week - more than no showers, more than brushing with bottled water - was going back to a traditional litter box for two days. DANG. Y'all who do that full time should be sainted, knighted, and given free chocolate for a year. I wanted to kiss our Cat Genie by the time John hooked it back up again. BLESS YOU, CAT GENIE.
Funny Fact: the only reason we have a lid and door on our Genie is because Eva, sweet soul that she is, never learned to squat while peeing. I've been told this could be from losing her mom so young, so I can't even be mad about it, but cat pee on the walls? NOT COOL. So they get a door, and because Suki is a gargantuan fluff beast, we get this hilarious visual:
Not gonna lie, seeing her giant tail twitching around outside the box cracks me up every. time.
I didn't mean to turn this into a Cat Genie commercial, but if you want one - and the only litter mat that works for the pellets - you might browse the new Amazon page John and I are putting together. It's still a work in progress, but I linked these and a bunch more stuff we use over there.
This photo of the wall going back together is so satisfying:
Today John's been plastering and re-texturing, then tonight we hope to paint and get the house back together. Fingers crossed!
If you're wondering what I've been up to through all this, well...
Not a whole lot.
Correction, I did a lot of this:
AW YEAH. Review coming soon!
I also did a little shopping to reward myself for all my sacrifices:
This t-shirt was being advertised on Facebook for $30, and the reviews claimed the site was a scam. Heartbroken, I went hunting elsewhere online... and found it on Amazon for $17! WOOT!
Also someone suggested this should say "The Babe With The Power Tools," so that's a new Cricut project waiting to happen. :D
I hope your week was less eventful than ours, peeps! I'm looking forward to some nice, boring cleaning. (Anyone else get a little anxious when your space is wrecked?)
And thanks for indulging me with these TWIP posts! I realized last year that I couldn't remember anything, but I want to. So while these weekly chats and wrap-ups are mostly for me, I hope they give you a smile, too. :)