Ok- maybe not tragedy, but disappointment. Apparently local burglars aren’t buying into the green movement yet, as some person (persons) broke in and tore out the copper plumbing that was already in the walls. Not only do we have to replace the copper, and also redo the labor of sweating the pipe and re-installing it, but they also damaged some of the walls in the process. They might have gotten a couple hundred bucks for the brand new copper as scrap. Such a waste. If they had only asked, I might have just given them some money. Still – not a big setback and their situation is probably way worse than mine to need survive in this type of fashion.
Also- for like the 1st time since the building has gone up, I left my tool bag with drills, measuring tape, utility knife, bits and CAMERA- and they got that too. So no new pictures for a while- I’ll post some old ones soon and then new ones once I replace the camera.