A buddy of mine, brought me a bag of blow in insulation just about every other week or so during this past summer...usually had one or two leftovers from side jobs he takes on, & he wanted to show some appreciation for use of my shop when he's in need &/or doing a job close by. Our house is a small 2 bedroom starter with a hip roof over the main, & flat roofs over the kitchen & utility. Anyways, we added about 22" to the 3 or 4 inches already up there...sweet feeling along with free baffles and the fact that the blower machine didn't cost us either as he gets free use due to the volume he does with the distributor...couldn't be much better right?
Well, let's not forget about old Mr Murphy...the next morning, I'm out snowblowing the neighbors drive, admiring how our roof has more snow than most of the neighbors, when here comes my Mrs flat out movin, screaming & waving her arms frantically, something about water leaking. Now granted, 1/2" staples were probably over-kill on the baffles, but they were what I had on hand and being as my roof is 3/4" roof boards... I had to shut down the machine and get her to calm down a second to explain a wee bit better of what was going on.
Seems our 10 yr old hot water tank gave up the ghost and was leaking like a sieve...OK no biggie, show her 'once again' where & how to turn the water off, ran up to HD and bought a replacement, simple enough right...nope! Not with original galvanized pipes, 1948ish installed age...Grrr, thirtyumpteen trips back & forth to HD and half of the house's plumbing replaced, things are about even money-wise.....Oh yeah, today I finally started to turn the spare bedroom into a craft/computer room, so I better close for now and go buy Murph a six pack or two
Thanks, just needed to spit the taste outta my mouth so i can move on