Saturday, February 09, 2008

Best Laid Plans

You know how it is. You make grandiose plans to do something good and worthwhile and then ZAP! It's like "ha ha ha... yeah right... you just THOUGHT you would be able to clean the house." I read my book for a little bit and then decided to get up and get started on the house. For whatever reason, I decided to look out into the back yard and I noticed white stuff in the back. I decided that it couldn't be snow because we haven't had any in weeks. I go out there and it is a mound of ice. A water faucet pipe had sprung a leak and was spraying a thin stream of water out probably for some time given the amount of ice. (Gee I can't wait for this month's water bill... I may have to get a second mortgage to pay for it.) My brother tried to tell me how to shut it off in the ally, but I guess I did it wrong because I didn't know what he was talking about. I finally called the city and they shut it off. Now I'm without water for the next few hours. I did think to fill the sink up with hot water before they got here. Maybe I can get a little bit done. Why does this always happen? I hate this stupid old house. So this afternoon I have to help dig the damn pipe out so my brother can plug it. Aaarrrrghhhhh!

4 comments:

Andrew said...

That reminded me of that old saying... "When it rains, it pours." Hope your brother gets it fixed. I hate I don't live closer and could be a friend in need during times like this. I am good at handyman projects. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!!!

Leann said...

People plan, God laughs.

Sorry to hear of your water problems....definetly no fun especially at this time of year!!

You know if I were there I'd be digging right along side of you. For what it's worth... :-)

mago said...

Well ... hope you have a plan or what where this pipe is buried. Good to see that your brother is capable with such things, I can hit a nail with a hammer, at least ...
So, happy (?) digging, best luck and all. I hope this is not the start of one of this "threes", things tend to happen in "threes", maybe I am just too superstitious.

Summer said...

I'm so sorry. I know you must be so frustrated. But... I think that out of anyone I know, you handle these situations with such ease and grace and then you move on. I don't know anyone like you! That's a good thing!