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wet wet wet [Dec. 26th, 2010|11:13 am]
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Two pipebursts in three days. First one, no problem. Fixed. Second one: four thirty on Christmas Eve. No chance of getting our Super Mario plumber out to that. Thankfully, it's an external pipe so it's spraying away outside and leaving a truly impressive ice slick down the street. Unthankfully, it's knocked out all our internal watrer except for one tap in the kitchen. Victo
rian Christmas, anyone? The bummer is that the previous owners, in their home improvment frenzy, concreted in the stop cock, so the only way to shut the water off is the mains valve in the street, which (1) is under ice and (2) takes out the houses on either side of us. Godammit! And how was your Christmas?
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[User Picture]From: al_zorra
2010-12-26 07:10 pm (UTC)

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Dayem! That is really inconvenient.

Our Christmas was fine. But today the vaunted snow storm the weather critters have been warning about for at least 10 days, or so it seems, has begun. A respectable accumulation already.

Love, C.
[User Picture]From: rgstejskal
2010-12-26 10:37 pm (UTC)

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Having worked in a hardware store for several years, one of them in plumbing, nothing people do to their houses surprises me. My favorite was a fellow who came in looking for a part for his shower faucet. When told we needed to see the part in order to match it, he said he'd be right back. He came back with the cartridge from the faucet and said he was really in a hurry. He hadn't turned the water off when he remove the cartridge and water was spraying all over his bathroom.

btw. We had a quiet but very nice Christmas. We had blue skies and warm temperatures. New Mexico is a very nice place to be most of the time.