You don't have to be a plumbing expert to know that water (and waste) flows downhill. You don't have to be a plumber to know that if the main sewage pipe that's supposed to take water out of your house is actually sloped downward into your house, you might be in for trouble. I'll just let that sit here for a bit. We made it through the weekend without any new and expensive surprises around the house. Of course, Monday brings the workers back, and the workers keep finding new things. The nice folks at the basement waterproofing company finished up the back and side of the house on Friday. Looks bare, but decent: New window wells. Swale! Now they're on to the front of the house, where the agenda includes demolishing Amanda's new garden and busting up the front stairs and front porch. Well well well, it turns out the front porch has a lot of concrete in it, so it was going to take an extra half-day of labour to break it up instead of just haul it
Video preservation and personal history are the current mission for London, Ontario broadcaster Scott Simpson.