Several months ago I noticed the linoleum in front of the sink was bowed slightly, fearing that water was leaking under the sink I checked under the cabinets expecting to find water.....there wasn't any so I just chalked it up to the house shifting. It is an old house, built in 1951, it has a pier and beam foundation and is sitting on North Texas soil so it moves a bunch all the time.
And so it was ignored for a long time. Then this last month during my cleaning frenzy I noticed that there was a ton of water under the bathroom vanity after I was running water during cleaning. I called a plumber and when he came to investigate the problem he discovered that the areator on my faucet was clogged with "old pipe junk" and was shooting water out the back of the faucet under the sink. Apparently this had been going on for some time unbeknownst to me. Well I guess the water had been leaking through the wall and under the cabinet in the kitchen and then under the floor. So lucky for me I have a good friend with the handiest husband on the earth. He came over and after tearing up a bunch of stuff with tools, discovered this mess.
Under the three layers of linoleum was a primordial ooze of water and 60 year old dirt. SO now my kitchen floor looks like this and will have to stay this way until it is dry. Lucky me, I get to have my kitchen cabinet and floor torn up until this dries out....probably a month or so and then I get to spend money I have in savings (that I wanted to use to go to Las Vegas next December) on fixing this little problem. Oh how I love having my own house!
On a good note I am lucky that Jeff is a great guy and is good at helping females in distress.