At some point in the life of this house, not only were a couple studs in a load bearing wall obliterated, but the majority of the studs in the load bearing wall were obliterated.
I'm not talking termites here. I'm talking a mac truck driven through the side of the house.
But damn! My hot water is HOT!
My sump pump is pumping.
And I'm considering trading sexual favors for the remainder of the home improvement. (You don't even want to imagine the rates sheet. Reads like a handyman's porno.)
I'm a slut for a well plastered wall.
I'm hoping that the rest of the dining room goes with no surprises. No more broken studs. No demons in the ceiling crawl space. No dead bodies beneath the wallboard. Just a nice, straight forward paint job.