My house has a curse.
Nearly every year something goes horribly wrong in the house I live in, and then renovations have to happen right before Christmas. (usually something to do with the plumbing...) This year was no exception.
It began with a bathroom faucet that needed to be replaced, and ended with having to replace the main sewer line. (protip: tree roots and clay pipes are a bad combo)
Long story short, a couple of weeks after we replaced one of the bathroom faucets, the sewer line backed up into our basement. (thankfully it was mostly my brother's shower water....but we still had to throw out EVERYTHING it touched)
As it turned out we had a blockage in our main sewer line caused by a tree root and a very old clay pipe. ...and then we found out that we needed to replace the entire line because it had a massive crack all the way down. >_>
But we got the line replaced without too much trouble, and things are almost back to normal now... We still need to fix some walls in the basement, and replace some carpet, but things are pretty much okay otherwise.
...Also, I have a stack of new art to post, and some really awesome commissions I need to get back to work on. So look forward to that.