The utility sinks in the basement were slow draining, then they stopped draining all together. The washer goes into one, so we were without the use of a washing machine.
Saturday I spent most of the day getting them to drain. If anyone is curious, using a plunger on a sink drain is a great way to work your core; my abs and my triceps are still sore. That was the only benefit from using the plunger, the drain was still clogged.
The three sinks were connected with PVC, going into the line on the basement floor. There were no cleanouts, so I had to cut into a PVC elbow. I did, with a dull hacksaw blade and a drill, and then painstakingly snaked it. I went down 25 feet and it started draining.
No rest for me though, I had to be at the airport at 11:30 at night to pick up nineteen_year_old.
Sunday we went to my parents since Mrs. Ha had to work on Monday. The girls brought laundry since my parents have a kitchen washer and dryer and a basement one. They got caught up.
Most of my Monday was spent snaking again, removing the old PVC and figuring out how to attach a new elbow. I probably did it the stupid and hard way, and probably inhaled some PVC until I grabbed a mask. While hacksaws, drills, a soldering iron and a rotary tool can all work on PVC, the rotary tool was the most helpful.
It's back together, it may leak a bit, and if I have to remove it again I have a better idea on how to replace the elbow.
At some point, Monday or Saturday, I also cleaned the dryer vent hose.
I had wanted to put in an outlet in the attic last weekend, but didn't have time. Mrs. Ha has to work tomorrow, so I guess I'll do it then. There are no outlets up there, just a pull light socket that died last week.
Then there's a lot of yard work. With me working at the campus, I don't get as much time to do yard work as I did when I was WFH. I should work on convincing the other people in the house that they can use an electric mower.
Sunday a high school frenemy of nineteen_year_old is running a flea market near by. We might attend, though we have to drop nineteen_year_old off a block away, she doesn't want us to embarrass her.
The trip to the left coast of Canada is still happening, though I am really going to Richmond, BC. I've been to Richmond VA, I wonder how they compare. It's a hassle. I need to get tested for Coronovirus 72 hours before I leave for Canada, with results. I need to get tested for Coronavirus 72 hours before I return to the states. The first test might be free, the second one will cost $500. I will get reimbursed eventually, I should have asked for a larger advance.
I may end up with a free day in Richmond on Friday, my return flight doesn't leave until 11:30 pm. It may be easiest to take a hotel shuttle to the airport, check my bag and leave the airport with my backpack. It all depends on how it goes at the customer.
I then get to spend most of the day in Montreal, then Chicago, then home for close to twenty four hours traveling. On the positive side, I can catch up on a lot of my mandatory Agile training in Montreal.
I hope I get easily reimbursed for my return trip, but I can see problems since my expenses will be the day after my short term assignation ends. You have to love a bureaucracy.
Update [2021-6-4 16:53:27 by georgeha]: In other work news, we are mostly mask free at work, if you're vaccinated. You still have to wear a mask on the manufacturing floor, since they use a different method for health and vaccination status, but they should be mask free on Monday.
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