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Friday, January 14, 2011

we sprang a leak

or is it sprung a leak?

anyway, our slab built house has sprung a leak under the slab.

in order to keep the water from undermining the foundation until we can re-plumb the whole house, we have to turn the water off at the outside spigot.

no big deal really, just an inconvenience. but it’s like when you have a sore throat. you never really notice how many times a day you swallow until you have a sore throat.

same thing with running water. you never really notice how many times a day you go to turn on the water till it’s not there.

or how many times a day you wash your hands. i’m beginning to seriously suspect i might be OCD when it comes to washing my hands!

so this is how my day goes: get up and get dressed to go outside to turn on the water to take a shower to get dressed (kind of redundant, huh?)

after showering, go outside and turn off water.

for the rest of the day find things to do around the house that don’t require water. go to the sink and turn on the faucet forgetting that that water is off approximately 30 times a day.

now don’t get me wrong, it’s a minor inconvenience compared to the really serious woes of the world. but i have a new found respect for our foremothers who had to carry their water from farther away than the kitchen sink.

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