Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Using it I can see all the mistakes I have made over the years and have now worked out what I should have done in each and every case. Only thing is that most of them are for circumstances that I will never be in again.
I’ve had a few issues with the house basically because of decisions I made 20 plus years ago and although I appreciated that they might be problems in the future I always thought that it wouldn’t impact on me. Time has moved on and I’ve not moved as I expected to do and suddenly I find I have to do a lot of repairs to the plumbing as I have two showers and two sinks leaking at the same time from a junction between the two rooms because of the way the plumbing was installed by a old plumbing pal of mine which means that I have to rip out the old plumbing and then have to redecorate almost every room upstairs. A lot of expense for the plumbing alone never mind the redecorating.
It is at time like these I wonder whether or not to install a composting toilet and a grey water system but every time I come back to the situation that I do want to sell the house within a few years and neither of those would be a selling point. So I decide I won’t and then in 15 years I’ll be looking at it again and thinking the same thing. Maybe it is time to make a different decision. I’m going to look at all the options, maybe a composting toilet and make one bathroom out of the two which could give me another store room. Maybe I shouldn’t be thinking that or I’ll be living in a warehouse and not a house. I’m already getting nagged because of the lack of space.
Just to rub it in as well as the plumbing inside I’ve an issue with the plumbing outside as in the drains. My garage roof guttering has been damaged somehow and the water is flowing out and flooding the back. Nothing major it just needs time. Nothing too big. Just some bits and some time. It is even something I can do.
What to do? I’ll have to make my mind up soon. My plumber pal finishes off his current job in a few weeks and he needs to buy in what I want.
It is all go though with the one constant though of being adaptable. Hence my tagline:
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin