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Do elephants have these kinds of problems? [Apr. 21st, 2007|11:22 pm]

Yesterday, I happened to be in the front yard. I say happened to, because it's not really a place I go very often. I cut across it occasionally if I'm parked in the street for some reason, but that's about it. But yesterday, I was waiting outside for my mom to pick me up for a shopping trip, and I wandered across the yard to take a look at the little round hedges, which I only got halfway done trimming last month. I only got halfway done trimming them because I got a huge blister, and it got dark, and I had to stop, and the weather hasn't really been good since then, so I never got a chance to finish.

So, there I was, walking across the yard, when I heard a squish. I looked down, and there was a puddle in the yard. A really big puddle. I tried to think how long it had been since the last hard rain, and whether we normally get puddles in the front yard. Right about that time my mom showed up, so I didn't investigate further.

But I thought about it, and it just didn't seem right. And then I thought about the leaky pipe in the attic, and then I started thinking that maybe we'd sprung a leak in our main line, which runs right about where the puddle was. These were not happy thoughts.

When Husband got home, I told him about the puddle, and he went outside to take a look. That's when he remembered that when the air conditioning guy came out, they had turned on the spigot in the front and used the hose to wash down the compressor. And then he checked, and sure enough the faucet was turned on. Luckily, we have a nozzle on the hose, so the water wasn't flowing full force, but had been slowly leaking out where the hose was connected. For three weeks.

From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-22 08:37 am (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeeeek! Well, look on the brightside; I bet your grass is a whole lot greener than mine!

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From: misty_bay
2007-04-22 12:53 pm (UTC)

I was thinking as I was reading this...

"What in the hell is the big deal? It's not like she has a well or anything"

Then it hit me. Water bill.


Don't mind me...paying for water after the initial drilling is a foreign concept. :O)

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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2007-04-22 02:45 pm (UTC)
You must quickly gather red ribbons and place them at your entrances and fix all leaks. Water leaking is a sign of money leaving you in Feng Shui (not to mention that water bill, ouch is right!). Red ribbons at entrances ward off evil.

Not that I believe in Feng Shui and all, since it is Chinese...and my mother would just be horrified to think of me adopting Chinese things...despite the fact that Japanese have borrowed from Chinese for CENTURIES.
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