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Indianapolis, Indiana

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Three Houses

I'm sure you've heard the expression, water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. We've revised this for our purposes to toilets, toilets everywhere but not a pot to pee in. Sometimes, it just appears that God has a good sense of humor.
Let me explain. When Amanda & Eric purchased the Horner house, they also purchased a 1920’s bungalow nearby.  Given that they already owned a house in Beech Grove, they now own a total of 3 houses. This might sound like a wonderful position to be in but let’s take a little closer look.
The water wall of the Horner House was in the West Addition. That was the part of building that fell into the cellar this past spring. There are several toilets just sitting around the house or in the cellar but none of these have plumbing.
 Look to the right side of this picture and you'll see the toilet that is currently in the music room.
And to the left, here's one strategically located in the dining room.

Now, let’s take a close look at the bungalow (sorry no pictures for this one). The bungalow has 2 bathrooms, however, it appears the house was never winterized before it was abandoned. The bathrooms will need to be gutted and fixtures replaced due to the water damage. All of this would discourage even the hardiest of couples but Amanda & Eric have been taking it pretty well.
Now back to the beginning paragraph. They were taking it pretty well until the toilet in their Beech Grove house sprang a leak this past weekend. House 1 – Beech Grove with 1 bathroom – one leaking toilet. House 2 – the bungalow with 2 bathrooms – no working toilet. House 3 – Horner House with no existing bathrooms – and no working toilets. Thank you, we needed a laugh!


  1. That sounds like our life. But a leaky toilet is easier to fix than building a whole bathroom from scratch! Hope it's a Quick Easy fix!

  2. Ouch. Sorry to hear of the plumbing woes. Keep your eyes on the prize at the end though. We're pulling for you guys! :)