Wow, what a crazy week we've been having so far. I feel like I'm behind on everything, even Facebook, which had over a hundred notifications when I woke up.
Basically, our downstairs toilet flooded Saturday night. We mopped up the mess with towels and I tried plunging the toilet, but when we ran the washing machine the toilet flooded again.
And that's how we figured out we had a mainline clog.
Unfortunately, the house was nowhere near accessible for a plumber. Everything was, quite frankly, a mess. Fortunately for us, however, the upstairs toilet was able to flush if we kept our other water usage at a minimum. So we spent a couple days eating out, barely using any water, and cleaning up said mess before I finally called the plumber on Monday. He came out yesterday and cleared the mainline clog (which took over an hour as it had a ton of tree roots in it), so we can run the washing machine and use water normally again, but it turns out that toilet might be toast and need to be replaced.
The issue is mostly resolved now, but it derailed my plans for the weekend (catching up on organization) and this week. I did get a few organization projects done hurriedly in the rush of getting things ready for the plumber, but I still have a lot to do. This weekend will be a whole lot busier than last weekend, so I won't have much catch-up time then.
So my plans for the week are somewhat truncated. Last week I didn't get anything done on client dolls and didn't get anything listed, but I did manage to stay ahead of par for NaNoWriMo. This week I'm fully aware I won't get anything done on client dolls, but I'm hopeful that I can get some work done on organizing. I'd even bought new shelves on Saturday, before we realized the toilet was overflowing, to use in the next stage of my plan! I probably won't have time to put them up this weekend though, based on how full our calendar is.
Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish with the rest of this week:
- Keep working on my novel every day and stay ahead of par
- Finish the organizing projects I started to get ready for the plumber
- Get a few large items listed locally