Tuesday, January 31, 2012

When It Rains, It Pours...From the Ceiling

Friday night. Tub is clogged. Put Draino in. Nothing happens. Go to bed. Wake up to the tub still full. Go down to make coffee and find my kitchen ceiling dripping. Call the plumber. He cuts a hole in my kitchen ceiling. Uh-oh. There's a hole in the pipe! But guess what? He can't fix the hole because the pipes are lead. They must be replaced. But to replace them the plumbers have to go in through the floor of the bathroom. Otherwise, the ceiling will cave in. Call contractor. Contractor says they have to rip out the entire bathroom floor. And the walls. And all the plumbing. Then they have to remake the the entire bathroom from the floor up. The cost literally brings tears to my eyes. But I have no choice. It's the only bathtub in the house. They come this week to demolish the bathroom. And tear down the kitchen ceiling.

(By the way, I have been dreaming of remodeling the bathroom for years. Just not THAT bathroom. The turquoise blue powder room on the first floor.)


Katie Delaney said...

Hi Hanna!

*I'm sorry for leaving this message in a comment but I could not find an email address or way of directly contact you. This comment is not in direct relation to your post*

After reading about you on Babble.com and learning about the impressive work you do, we wanted to introduce you to our organization.

Milk + Bookies is a national non-profit designed for families to celebrate both giving back and literacy. Our program is built for busy parents, teachers, scout troop leaders and librarians (to name a few), who want to create a meaningful and simple activity for children, and do so easily and quickly.

We provide these people with a "Bookies Box" which is a tool kit for hosting a book-raiser at any location. Our office helps to add this experience to any existing program (like a birthday party or school book fair). We also help to find a worthy and LOCAL recipient group so the books stay in the community.

But mostly, we love to get young kids turned on to how great giving feels. Our box includes literature for talking to kids about giving/ helping / sharing and our goal is to help raise an entire generation of people who are inspired to make a positive difference in the world.

Hope you will take a look at our 2 minute animated video on our homepage.

This email has no "ask" in it, we just wanted you to know about what we are doing and send you best wishes to continue the great work you are doing.

Thanks for your time,
Katie Delaney
Program Officer
Milk + Bookies

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