As many of you know (by my rantings on Facebook), parts of my floor are being repaired. It is entirely out of my hands, the landlord’s nephew is doing the work — their money, their decisions, their timing.
This was the look of things on Monday:
A line to the washer had been misting out into the water heater closet, apparently for a long time. I didn’t notice it until one day the carpet was soaked. EEK! So anyway it was decided to repair the floor under the water heater and the laundry area. This i what it looked like on Monday.
Notice the corner of the washing machine. It’s in the middle of my kitchen. I can’t very well washing and spin-out my yarns with the washing machine not in place. And, I can’t conveniently move about the kitchen to even dye the yarns with all the laundry area stuff piled around the kitchen.
And then they decided to go ahead and fix the bit of the floor behind the toilet and just lay new flooring.
OOPS… apparently the bad flooring under the toilet extends to under the bathtub. I never noticed that area because: it is the 8 or 10 inches between the toilet tank and the tub, and there has been an over-toilet organizer/hutch occupying that space. But now that the hutch is gone, it is clear that the tub could have readily fallen through at any time.
And, before dyeing, I have to soak the yarns in separate bins that I put inside the tub, nice and convenient.
I had expected the anticipated work to be done and I could have started dye work yesterday, or at least started soaking the yarns to be dyed today. I was not expecting one problem to lead to another to another and another.
It was decided last night to do the floors and toilet today, so the washer wouldn’t be back in place at least until tonight, but now that the tub may have to come out, it may not be for yet another few days.
Which means it may well be the weekend or later before I get to start dyeing, which is frustrating.
Meanwhile, the coned yarns that were purchased for me recently HAVE arrived, and I’ve turned most of the cones into dyeable skeins. I’ve done all I can do. Meanwhile, the few remaining BRS yarns aren’t selling, and I have no other income to pay the utility bills and late-rent that are overdue or coming due this week. Basically I need to raise several big ones OR take a lot of orders for yarns. and/or get a bunch more cones ordered. Getting orders would be best, of course, since much of the yarns for that are here and ready to dye as soon as the floors are done, and that would bruise my ego less than taking handouts.