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Life in the Frakkin' Circus

Plumbing The Depths
     What can I say?
     Again with the waste water backup.
     Plumbers are here tomorrow, at 7:30 a.m. and we have a check from the Association to pay them when they finish. Real plumbers, not the smiling ignoramuses who told us the job was done last time. (Bob remarked that we should have realized these guys were less than successful when we noticed one of them had few teeth in his head. A professional, successful, competent plumber would be making the kind of money that could pay for dentures, he opined. Yup. Didn't think of it back then.)
     Now all we need is someone to clean the carpet between the furnace and washer nooks.
     You know, the carpet that was the replacement for the carpet the previous backups ruined.
     Breathe, woman, breathe.
     Remember: it's not sewage, its just waste water.
     Yup, concentrating on being positive here. Really concentrating.
     Oh, wait - there is something good to report: the exhaust backup in the car, and the car's broken windshield washer fluid pump, have been fixed and replaced, and the old girl's running really well.
     Well. That feels better.


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Jan. 25th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)

I wish I had a really good, belly-laugh-inducing joke to share.

Congrats on the car progress and best wishes for a permanent fix to the wastewater backups.
Jan. 25th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Thanks, my dear.

In place of a belly laugh, I've just put some bread up. It's rising, and it's the kind of "home" thing that's the diametric opposite of the kind of "home" thing plumbing woes comprise. And all three of us have refrained from killing each other, so ... progress. It's progress. Heh.
Jan. 25th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
Cheer up -- the weather's worse EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY.
When other people ought to be jealous of Chicago's climate, you know things are screwy.
So cheer up! You could be somewhere else!
(And it's just about time for me to ask if you can be free Feb. 26. do you good)
Jan. 25th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Orchids sounds good, but I don't know if I'll be alive by then. Thanks for the cheerful message. Unfortunately, things are, thus far, getting worse before they get better.
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