Thursday, June 12, 2014
Den was lovingly asleep on the couch downstairs, not from being banished but cuz he gets to cuddle the remote all night. I was enjoying have the bed to myself. And then it happened, I heard the toilet running and running. Well, I couldn't let that happen so I went in there and took the back off of the toilet. I poked around a bit and realized that I wasn't a plumber. I tried to shut the water off to the toilet but NO. The water gods weren't having it. It felt like the knob for the shut off valve was going to snap off. That was out of the question so I went back to fiddling around with the stopper at the bottom of the tank. Did you know that if you bump the old water hose with your arm, it will crack and spray water all over the walls? Well, now you know and so do I!
So Den happily got up and shut the water off. Who knew that it wouldn't snap?
The next day he put all new guts in the toilet. Yay, husband. Then he wondered aloud, what was our next two water problems. Sigh.
Later, I went to get water from the water dispenser from the frig and holy hell man. It spit and sputtered and made some evil noise. So I went running to Den again and said, "I found number 2!" Ok, I could have phrased that a bit better. But he should know that I'm an idiot after 20 years.
This one was an easy fix, he thought that air was in the line from when he shut off the water. He let it run for a while and it seemed to clear up. But the water has an odd smell and taste to it. Den and DJ can drink it, I'm back to tap water.
And on to number three. We have been trying to catch up on all of the yard work. I sent DJ to reposition the bird bath. He did it and added water. Good boy! So Den and I walked over by it to see what else we wanted to do up there and I shit you not, the damned thing fell over at our feet and cracked in half. That was the last straw for poor Den and he kicked it. Pelé would be proud.
Mind you, none of these things were terrible but we just can't stay away from water problems. I'm not even going to think about the pool because it seems to be going strong!