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July 19th, 2006
05:31 pm


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That was surprisingly easy
Ray the plumber called me at 3:30.  I told him I could meet him in 45 minutes.  I was home in 40 minutes and he was waiting for me.  Once he was able to get to the pipe, he discovered that the pipe had not actually broken.  The clamp that holds the inside the house part onto the through-the-slab part had failed.  Because it's wedged in behind the water heater, it was a pain in the butt to fix -- but relative to jackhammering up the floor, or re-plumbing the whole line from the well, a trivial problem.  So I have running water.  The only oddity is that the "cold" water is blood temperature -- I guess it must be hotter than heck in the underground well house, and the water has been standing in there for 10 days, so it's reached equilibrium.

But the main news is that I have running water again, and the secondary news is that, instead of having to try to figure out where I'd come up with a couple of thousand bucks for the repair, my finances actually look better today than they did two weeks ago -- because the credit card bill for the Minnesota trip came in, and it was a lot less than I'd been budgeting for.  So much less that the car repair and the plumber call together are less than the bonus.  So I don't need to squirm about buying a new hard drive -- which I really need because the ones I have are full of photos.

Current Mood: relievedrelieved
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Date:July 19th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Yay and congrats!

I had to have the air conditioning in my house fixed a couple of weeks ago (a necessity out here in southern AZ). The bill was just under $200 (which was much less than I thought it would cost) so I completely understand the trepidation and the relief.
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Date:July 19th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
So I don't need to squirm about buying a new hard drive -- which I really need because the ones I have are full of photos.

Isn't that what CD-RW's were invented for?
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Date:July 20th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
CDs are too small. Even DVDs are too small to be practical. I have over 100GB worth of photos now that I want to have available on-line forever, plus additional copies of things that haven't flowed through the work flow properly. Trust me -- I needed a new hard drive.
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Date:July 20th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
That's wonderful! I'm very glad the problem was relatively minor. Congratulations on having running water again.
Date:July 20th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
congrats on the running water!! and on the budget relief. That's always a good feeling :)
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Date:July 21st, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Sorry, breaking laws of nature is against my ethics. You'll have to do what I did, and buy a bigger hard drive.
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