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Living in the tilt-a-whirl no more [Feb. 27th, 2010|08:16 pm]

We still have big holes every three feet around the house, but now they are big holes every three feet around a level house. Sort of. We didn't level the entire house, just the front 2/3rds, and we didn't sink any piers inside, just around the edges.

But the house is so much more level that the first day we walked around like sailors trying to lose their sea legs after a year on the ocean. I guess we were used to compensating for the tilt. Middle Daughter amused herself for hours by setting a marble on the floor and watching it not roll away.

The house held up pretty well; we have some doors that won't close and my BIL had to reset the front door locks and about half the kitchen cabinets won't stay closed and there are a few new cracks here and there. I stocked up on caulk today.

And no pipes broke, although we did find some bad drain pipes during the digging that we ended up replacing. However, the horrid brick wall in the living room is now even more horrid - there is a huge crack running right through the middle of it and I think we're going to have to dig at least one more pier to shore up the rest of that wall and see if the crack closes up.

I'm very very glad my bonus gets paid out in two weeks.


[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2010-03-01 05:31 pm (UTC)
I am happy for your newly leveled house (I guess the cost would be kind of ouch-worthy though) but I must say...having a tilt-a-whirl house seems very fairytale like. I'm picturing lollipop trees and a cotton candy roof.
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