It never Rains but when it Pours

Today I finished painting the front and one side of the house, this should have been done months ago, and was really depressing me, but with all the construction near to us, it would have been a waste of time, it was no longer white, it was looking grey…not any more 😉

So, I am happy with what has been done so far, now I just have the side on the right where the clothes are drying, and the back to do, along with the swimming pool wall and balustrade.

Unfortunately that is going to have to be put on hold. Our neighbours below pointed out water coming from below our garden wall, I had hoped that it was mountain water seeping through, but no such luck, whilst cleaning my painting equipment today, I saw traces of white paint in the water below. We have a fractured pipe, which leads from the house to the septic trap, not the tank fortunately, as it is the pipe that services \’clean water\’ as opposed to the toilets, I should be grateful for small mercies!!
However this means cutting the concrete floor in the drying area  mentioned above, and burrowing under the house to find the damaged pipe, it could be anywhere along the length of the pipe. I may have to ask my Father-in-law if he will come back down to help me, as he is self employed, it will mean paying, but still cheaper than getting men in, and probably we will do less damage, no that\’s not true, we will definitely do less damage to the surrounding area.

While I am at it, I want to cut three more holes in that concrete floor, dig down, and fill with concrete, then build three brick columns to support the lean-to roof. The floor is slowing sinking, which means the wooden posts are also sinking, I don\’t want the roof collapsing. This is going to be a big project!

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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