I wish the water knew its place. That would be in lakes, streams, oceans, aquifers, reservoirs, water towers … and in the pipes on the way to our houses. Hot and cold running water in the home is a wonderful 1st World benefit. I appreciate it every day — especially the hot — but when the water comes out somewhere besides the faucet, it’s no fun.
My latest problem started small, just a damp spot in the driveway… but a few days later it looked like this: Meanwhile, inside, attempts at putting my living room back together took a turn — this little desk decided to come apart on the way down the stairs. Sam’s back went out with it.
Meanwhile, here’s a view of the offending pipe – first in the ground…
And here’s the damaged piece. It’s hard to believe that little pinhole put out so much water…
Now Sam’s back is healing, and the water pipe and the desk are both repaired. My house-related wish for this coming week is progress. No more collapsing, no more one step forward, two steps back.
Beware the Ides of March today – and no matter how thankful we are to have them — beware the water pipes.
I know there are more important things than houses to wish for — and I have those wishes too. What do you wish for today?
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