Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sewer Backup Delays Trip

My trip is delayed due to a sewer backup in my basement. It's a big expensive mess. I'm really sad about the delay and the damage. I was really looking forward to the ride and all of the meetups along the way. It is very doubtful I can make any part of the BMW MOA rally right now. I hope to be able to leave in a few days, and I will keep you updated as I learn more.

See the embedded video for more details.

YouTube Video: vlog – Sewer Backup Delays Trip


  1. Bummer! For you it is the sewer backup that keeps you from road trips, for me it is work. In both cases a load of crap... hope you can fix it soon.

  2. Aww, Chris. That really stinks. (sorry, i had to)

    I'm sorry that you & your wife are going through this mess. Hopefully you'll be seeing sunshine at the other end of the tunnel soon.

  3. SonjaM: It's not gonna keep me; it's just an expensive delay. yes, load of crap indeed! cleaning guys coming tomorrow morning at 8am.

    Fuzzygalore: Ya know, until I went outside to work on the GS, I didn't realize how bad the smell is. Ugh! now it really smells in here.

    I hope so. It looks like I might be able to get on the road thursday. we'll have to wait and see.

  4. Chris:

    I sort of know how you feel. For the past year we have had this musty smell, never knew where the smell was coming from. Then one day I heard water dripping inside the wall. My friend came over and cut a hole in the wall and discovered an aged copper pipe was sulfiting (leaking due to age, pinhole cracks). We had to take out the ceiling, then replace the copper pipe. The repair is still in process. Yours is much worse. Hope you get it repaired soon.

    Riding the Wet Coast

  5. That is a real shame and I am sorry your trip is delayed, especially as you have been planning it for so long. I hope the cleanup goes quickly and you are able to start as soon as possible. Love the gloves!

  6. Bob: water is amazing how much damage it can do. I couldn't live with the current smell in the house for a year. I can't wait for the cleaning guys to get here and rip out the carpet. good luck finishing your repair too.

    Gary: thanks. shit happens as they say (bad pun). I also hope the cleanup goes quickly. the rain covers are nice. check a few posts back: this one to see more detailed pics of them.

  7. That sucks, let me know if or when you coming by.