and another one on the left pipe.
Basically these pipes (both hot and cold) had bursts every foot or so. They tried to patch repair but it became obvious (after they ripped open more of the celling that is was futile. So the whole bathroom will need to be re-plumbed.
More openings. In this one you can look down to the first floor passed the burst plumbing.
Despite the holes, it really only affects two rooms and two closets.
Actually after these shots we found that a sewer line we though was only cracked in the basement is actually split much higher up and we will be opening up the wall and celling of the entry way. But still considering two bathrooms with burst pipes and a third with a split sewer pipe not nearly the deconstruction that might have been needed.
Of course we haven't touched the heating yet and that is all water also...
The trees are all "a bloom"
It's "Flower day" weekend (Sun. is the official day)
These are part of one section. There are six sheds I think and for the weekend it spreads out into the street. There were two bandstands going while I was there, quite a few BBQ pits fired up and a ton of people.
The food stalls were kind of skimpy because they were pushed out by all the flower and herb vendors, but it's still impressive what you can pick up for under $20, including but not shown a smoked ham bone for you know who. I got carried away with the lemon bar and brownies but they forced them on me for $1 a piece. Strawberries $1/ lbs, black berries two baskets for $3. Most stuff is sold by volume not weight so it's hard to say what the $/lbs is on many things but I do know that these prices are very good. What is a little weird is that some of this stuff isn't in season here yet so it's coming from other places. The strawberries for instance are from California. So how is it that they are cheaper here than in CA? It's a puzzlement.
Oh and another positive. I have one fully functional bathroom and have hot water, so bathing isn't a once a week luxury any more!
We are finally getting out of the "camping" and into the "living" stage.