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...Where the heck I've been, and why my activity is so spotty lately.... Right now, my basement / studio is a construction zone. I'm having to have my entire interior sewage system replaced. It's noisy, disruptive, and of course majorly expen$ive. It never ends. Right now, my stress level is somewhere close to the Webb Space Telescope. This house was built in the mid-50s, and at that time, most sewage systems were cast iron pipes. Those last on average around 40 years. The ones here are so corroded you couldn't push a pencil through them. So they've had to cut channels for the new pipe, dig down under the footing for the new pipe to join the exterior sewer pipes that were replaced in 2019. It never ends. This house isn't so much a money-pit, as a money-Grand Canyon. Hopefully I can get some of it back when we sell this place. Hope everyone is doing better than I am at the moment. Thanks for stopping by. Rod's Lair Official Girls From T.N.A. Website Rod's Blog Facebook Twitter Girls From T.N.A. Twitter Page DA Art Station Discord AOY 2019

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bakapo 2:48PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

Oh, man, that's terrible. I'm so sorry that house is giving you so much trouble.

This scares me, my house was built in the 50s and there is no basement...

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Radar_rad-dude 3:41PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

Why even bother to do this, Rod! Just explain to the seller what you perceive are the issues and let the new owner deal with it! They might just tear down the house and start over from scratch anyway! Sorry for all your problems! Hope you get a just return on all the time and money invested in your repairs! God Bless you and your family!

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JohnnyM 4:13PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

Lets hope for your sake Rod that this is the last of the problems you have to fix prior to saying "Good-by" to everyone in your neighborhood. The labor alone to this work looks and sounds expensive. You have my sincere best wishes for everything to go well for you in your pending move my friend! :-)

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makennedy 7:01PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

I went through the same thing two years ago only they also had to replace the line to the city sewer as well. I can feel your pain $$$. I'm still using Preparation H to this day...😢

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Wolfenshire 8:30PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

That's insane. I'd probably sell as is and runaway, or maybe just runaway. Good luck with fixing all that, but don't let it stress you out. Getting stressed isn't going to help. I recommend getting a big Dairy Queen milkshake and chilling under a tree for an hour.

RodS 10:04PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

OMG!!!! I haven't had a DQ shake in years! I think I'm gonna do that tomorrow!! Thank you! 😁👍👍

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eekdog 8:36PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

will one day happen at my house with my mother. ours was build in 67. so pipes are still old. bummer noise, and construction mess Rod. once your out of there,,, if you move to that community you won't be doing this stuff. thanks for sharing. best wishes Rod..

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mifdesign 10:48PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

Welcome to the club, I had it full options this spring..
Let the Web Telescope alone and relax, they are already building a much better one, it's supposed to be 4 times better..
I have no idea how things work there but any appealing community waiting for you with bread and chocholate so you just get rid off all those headaches and enjoy whatever, doesn't sound great to me. But what do I know about modern world...
All helping houses for older people to me sounds like "I'd better skip that heaven and stick to my safe world..".
Reality is filled with broken pipes, fairies have everything awesome.., until you hit the wall.. It is your choice.

OmniFX 10:53PM | Thu, 11 August 2022

If it is not one thing it is another. It never ends. The pain in life...physical, emotional and financial. Like going to the dentist. They physically hurt you by scaping, probing and cleaning, then they emotionally hurt you with bad news like a root canal or some such thing, then they financial hurt you with the huge bill all in about an hour that you are there.

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starship64 1:23AM | Fri, 12 August 2022

Wow! I'll share that wish for you get the money back when you sell the house.

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STEVIEUKWONDER 7:26AM | Fri, 12 August 2022

I'm sure it will be the ultimate selling point when you eventually sell your house. There is a saying you probably have heard 1,000 times... S I B K I S! SEE IT BIG - KEEP IT, SIMPLE SIR! See that underground drainage as your ultimate selling point and pile on the Dollars! I wish you all the best Rod. Indeed you have been inordinately busy. Stay safe Sir!

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goldie Online Now! 9:37AM | Fri, 12 August 2022

Yikes! What next, Rod? After this "enhancement," rush to sell the bloody house and move into that retirement complex. Life is too short to continue with all these headaches. The costs for staying in the house and continuing with repairs likely outstrip the benefits at this point. Just make sure you keep all the receipts for all these repairs for tax purposes. I am sure after you move you will appreciate a life not consumed with stuff like this...

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fireangel 9:58AM | Fri, 12 August 2022

The building where I live has been covered in scaffolding for weeks, and the building noise has been considerable. The advantage I have is that I am not paying for the work, the landlord is. I hope your drainage is done soon and you can relax a bit.

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CoolDimension 6:40AM | Sat, 13 August 2022

Wow! Best wishes to you and I hope it all comes out great!

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UteBigSmile Online Now! 2:00PM | Sun, 14 August 2022

OMG - What a mess, made me really cry! Good Luck Brother, take it easy, some years ago we also had the whole basement under water, stood up to our knees in water and tried to sweep the water out of the garage, while the water gushed out of the wall as if a tap had been turned on, this shitty master builder had the elephant skin installed the wrong way around!!!!!!

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miwi 6:42AM | Mon, 15 August 2022

I can sympathize with you, seven years ago we flooded our apartment by acident and I had to tear out the entire parquet floor, replace doors and rewallpaper. But only after the dryers had been running from 7am to 10pm for 6 weeks. My best wishes to you and I hope it all comes out great!

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donnena Online Now! 9:27PM | Tue, 16 August 2022

Best wishes to you, Rod!

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misumu 11:42AM | Sun, 21 August 2022

I feel for you, Rod, I live in NJ and Work in New York City, both have been perpetually under construction my entire life. Good luck with everything.

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bmac62 11:58AM | Wed, 24 August 2022

Wow, Rod. Haven’t been on Rendo for many months. Didn’t know about this huge mess on your hands. We’ll be in touch. Your gallery looks as great as always😊

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RodS 12:24PM | Wed, 24 August 2022

OMG!!! Bill!

Good to hear from you, buddy! Hope you and Tara are doing well! Yeah, it's been total insanity around here for the last couple years or so. We've managed to side-step COVID, but everything else has been nuts. We're hoping to get out of this place sometime in the near future but will probably be here through the winter.

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ikke.evc 11:28AM | Sun, 25 September 2022

Watch out Rod this is looking more like a renovation and not a fix too sell. What next, roof?

RodS 1:32PM | Sun, 25 September 2022

Roof's already been done a few months ago. It never ends.... 😉

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ikke.evc 1:46PM | Sun, 25 September 2022

Now i remember, new shingles. Right?

RodS 1:51PM | Sun, 25 September 2022

Yep! New shingles, new rain gutters.. All we need now is new paint and it's ready for market. Gotta find a new place to live first! LOL

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ikke.evc 2:01PM | Sun, 25 September 2022

A bigger van?


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