Sunday, April 17, 2011

Home Repair and a Green Thumb

Last week we had our first breaking in as homeowners.  During our move, the panel on our washing machine got dislodged and the machine would not work.  Brandon, being the engineer that he is, set to work to try to fix it.  In the process he had to drain the residing water from the machine and into our drain pan.  Well, our washer is upstairs, so the water was supposed to drain out through a floor drain and into a pipe.  While I was downstairs cooking dinner I suddenly hear a slow stream of water hitting the floor.  I look over and water is filling our light fixture by the kitchen!!  By the way, the light was on.  I run and grab a bucket and yell for Brandon.  We had a plumber come out and diagnose the problem and Brandon set to work again.  Being the amazing handyman that he is he fixed both the floor drain and the washing machine!  The plumber quoted us $210 to fix the problem and my amazing hubby fixed it for $25.  I am so proud of him and thankful to have saved the expense of the plumbing work and a new washer.  Welcome to homeownership Brown family!

On another note, today we did our first dose of planting at our new house.  Home Depot and Lowe's were our best friends this weekend, seeing as this is our first time really learning how to do yard work.  We decided to go with a couple packs of Celosia, which are cute fuzzy flowers that come in bright colors.  We planted them around the base of one of our trees and spread fresh mulch.  I think it came out pretty well.  I can't wait to watch them grow!


After (kind of hard to see, sorry)
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