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Water Water Everywhere

…and only two gallons to drink.

My pipes froze during “The Big Freeze” last week; I had left the water dripping from all faucets and the water froze up regardless. Last night, a neighbor was kind enough to knock on my door and inform me that the yard was flooded and a small river was flowing down into the neighboring properties: one of my pipes had burst.

He was able to shut off the main valve, despite the full-on geyser he blasted through in order to do so. (I owe that man a roasted chicken.) Today makes day four without running water and I feel like I’m in a 3rd world country in a hut somewhere, cut off from civilization. My head is throbbing and I’m fresh out of Ibuprofin. Luckily, my childhood was spent much in the same way so frozen pipes and a lack of water are not foreign territories for me: I’m quite the expert by now.

One of my brothers dropped off a few gallons of water (bless his heart) and I have a plumber scheduled to meet me tomorrow for an estimate. All of this and my new classes start Monday!

But, all things considered, things are still pretty good.
Apart from the “not having water” thing.
And the overheating car.

I’ve lived through worse.
That’s always nice to fall back on…

Image

Frozen fountain/Helios 44-2 film + digital rebel

 

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4 responses

  1. ekeene4

    it’s been worse–i can relate to that. thanks for you awesome posts and photos…..stay warm.

    January 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    • Thanks, E. :0) You’re awesome. (Things are looking up: I spotted a repair guy across the field and snapped a telephoto pic of his service number, called him and we struck up a $200 deal outside just now in the snow- he’s off at the store now getting parts. I don’t waste any time. Heheh…) xo

      January 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      • ekeene4

        you are a woman to contend with–go girl…..i remember coming home one 30 degrees below 0 kind-of-day and the toilets cracked. replacing them was expensive, but they survived my house burning down and, hey: in the end i saved money.
        what city do you live in?

        January 10, 2014 at 9:18 am

      • Wow, that’s some impressive toilet work! I’m in Southern Indiana, only minutes away from Louisville, Ky- on the Kentucky side, there’s the opera, theatres, centers for the arts, and on the Indiana side, old antique stores and busted up buildings. (Not the prettiest of towns. Lot of rednecks in this place.)

        January 10, 2014 at 10:41 am

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