When last we visited with our handy fix-it guys, one was under the house and the other was at the well tank. When the one under the house finished, he went to help the one at the well tank. Under the house, he couldn’t tell which connections he was making to the faucets, apparently, and since he got distracted at the well tank, it wasn’t until after they left that I realized that the hot water and cold water were switched so that the hot was coming from the faucet on the right and the cold on the left. I gave them a call and they said they’d come back today to switch that up for me. They got under the house then came back out and said, “We hate to tell you this, but your old plumbing is leaking now.”
It was like someone died. They got down on one knee in front of my chair and talked real careful like they thought my head might blow up, and said, “It’s not that bad. We won’t make you turn your water off yet. But you have to replace the rest of the plumbing, because if you don’t, you’re not going to have any water anymore.”
All the plumbing to the kitchen was replaced last week, but the remaining plumbing that goes to the bathrooms was just insulated. They said it didn’t look good, but they would try to keep it limping along with the insulation. Unfortunately, we had another night in the teens since then and it sprung a leak. They said it was really brittle, very old PVC. They’ll be back Wednesday.