O, Shag Carpeting!

It’s been hot and steamy here. The OTR thermometer in the Trailblazer glared 96 yesterday, and 93 today. The A/C has been on for 4 days now. It’s sticky outside, but I’m wearing a thermal hoody in the office. Nuts~

Little did I know what was waiting for us when we came to work today.

I went into the Storage room to get something, and when I turned around, noticed my own footprints leading in. That meant only ONE THING…….water.

O.M. G.

Let me stop and backtrack one moment. Last January, our well pump needed a new bladder-the thing blew out. That was about 5 months after we had to replace the water heater that went out. The water heater was just seconds away from springing a major leak when we discovered it was going Kaput!

I’ve always heard things happen in three’s, and this was the third thing in the past year. Previous to the water heater, we had to buy a new dryer,  in the middle of the winter. No chance of hanging laundry out then unless you wanted your cloths freeze-dried 🙂 We had laundry in every part of the house that weekend; we had already done 2 loads of laundry when the dryer gave up the ghost, no warning, nadda. Lovely.

Anyway, getting back to the Well Pump Bladder episode. When our neighbor Louie came out to replace the bladder, he had to move a drain hose that leads from the A/C unit, to a drain hole in the floor.  Of course, nobody thought to check that  when we turned on the A/C last weekend-who’da thunk??

When we got finished Shop-Vac’ing the carpet, there was about 2 gallons of uggy water in the tank and we could get no more to come up. Now we wait to see if the fan will air-dry it to some degree before deciding if it has to come out.

The Boss is staying away. His combined sinus’ and chest congestion will not tolerate all this dampness, and it’s no better outside today. UGH.

Tomorrow will be a better day. Toodles, Poodles!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. eadwine
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 01:27:06

    Oh boy.. let’s hope that IS three alright and that is the last of it!


  2. Sandra
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 09:31:12

    Amen, sister! We cannot afford any more Kaputs right now, let us catch up plz!!!


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