*Word of the Random Day
So, yesterday I had occasion to go out in the yard (a rare thing when I’m in deadline mode) and discovered a large pool of water by the NW corner of the house, at the place our sprinkler system originates. Plumber (NOT named Joe, or even middle-named Joe) was called, repairs were performed, just shy of $300 exchanged hands, and all was well. Right?
Wrong. This morning, we hear water running when Â such sounds should not be heard. Â All internal faucets are checked to be sure children have not left water running. No such luck. I put on the shoes, head outside with flashlight (that’s twice, now, I’ve been in my yard in less that 24 hours!), and step in, you guessed it, a large pool of water by the NW corner of the house. Â Larger, in fact. Plumbers called again. Water shut off. Much digging.Â
The 47 year old galvanized main water line has given up its rust-covered ghost, to the tune of
$2200. Make that $2500 — we needed a new backflow prevention valve while we were at it.
Yesterday at 7 am we were pecunious.
Today, we are im.