My theater room was several thousand dollars over budget and a few weeks behind schedule, but it was about 90% complete. Construction was done. I'd painted, put up the screen and mounted the projector. The speakers were all wired up. All I needed to do was install some acoustic treatments, order new furniture, and decorate a little.
Then I felt a puddle on the carpet in the middle of the floor - the carpet I'd put in just one week earlier.
Yes, I have a leak. From a sewer line. Insurance adjuster tells me that the carpet is a total loss. So I pull that out and dig up the floor. Then my plumber tells me that the leak isn't in the floor. It's behind the wall - the brand new double-drywall soundproofed wall that I just built. So now the plumber's cutting out a big section of that to remove and replace the broken pipe.
Even if he fixes the pipe behind the wall, the pipe below the floor also looks pretty thin, and we have concerns about that giving out eventually as well. So we're talking about either digging it totally out of the floor, or abandoning that plumbing and running a new pipe behind the wall from the back of the room (where the leaking kitchen line is) to the boiler room on the other side of the front. Basically, I need to either tear up the entire floor or the entire wall. I'm not sure which is worse.
The room is a total shambles, completely unusable, months behind schedule, and I'm out of money. I feel like I'd be better off to just level the f'ing house and start over at this point.