The previous owners of our 50-plus year old house must have had a pretty sick sense of humor as well, because this is what we were left with in the basement:
First I wanted to give you a peak at why you set up an escrow when buying an older home to cover unforseen "events"...
Hubby, Dad-in-Law and I worked for hours digging out that hole only to hit a boulder right in the middle of it. Trying to wrangle a jackhammer in a 30 inch hole full of water is not what you would call fun. There were many F-words uttered, including the first I ever heard from my Father-in-law! LOL! When we did finally manage to crack that boulder into enough pieces to get it out of the way, we stuck the basin in the hole, threw some heavy stuff on top of it and went out to eat dinner. We were just DONE at that point...
Well, when we returned home after a nice meal, that damn hydrostatic pressure had pushed the basin up out of the hole WITH 2 bags of sand on top of it. Many more F-words and three of us stomping on the thing later, it was back down and bolted to the concrete floor. Phew. Let me tell ya, there is nothing like bonding over an ornery sewage ejector basin! :-)
That does it for another Remodeling Time Machine. I'll have to decide what to show you next time - does anyone enjoy bricklaying?? :-)
I hope you are having a great week!
P.S. We just have to thank all of our family members and friends for their help with this house at various times over the years. If it wasn't for them, we may have just turned the gas on and lit a match... ;-)