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Monday, August 20, 2007

20 August 2007, Slacker? Me? Yes, it's true. More so than I wanted it to be. I start back to work tomorrow. My last 6 days off have been full. I worked a 2nd job on Wednesday evening from 830pm to 830am Thursday morning. I have decided to work this one for a few more sets of days off. This last week went a lot better having a 2 1/2 hour nap the afternoon before and sleeping for 3 hours afterwards. Recouped on Thursday, then worked another 11 hours during the day at another 2nd job.
Of course, Saturday Mrs. Dub had me booked up. We went to her grandmother's house to do some organizing for a future garage sale, then we went to a co-worker's house where two limbs from a 100 year old pecan tree had come crashing down. I didn't have to cut it up, but I did haul off a large load of it. Before arriving at the house to load the wood, Tropical Storm Erin had made it to Oklahoma. That's a pretty impressive storm. I was drenched by the time we had it loaded up, yes Miss Dub weathered most of it with helping load the trailer, with just a few minutes more, the rain came pouring down. We got it home and cleaned up. The storm decided to increase it's menace during the night. I was awoken by a drip of water on my forehead at 3am. A leak right above our bed and more importantly, right above me. I put some clothes on and went up into the attic. A PVC vent pipe from the bathroom was leaking around it's rubber seal on the roof and running down to the pipe till it hit the elbow then dripped right above me. I rummaged around in the garage looking for anything that might seal it from the inside as we were having 50 mph winds and heavy rain. I had bought two wax seals for the toilet in Miss Dub's bathroom. I took the extra back into the attic and began sealing the pipe with the wax, after all the wax seal is designed to seal out water around a toilet. Yipee, it worked! Mrs. Dub slept through the whole thing as she had taken a sleep aid earlier. We are so happy for her. Rain totals for Tropical Storm Erin in OKC went from 5-7 inches, causing massive flooding in the several parts of the metro area. Luckily, my phone never rang for call up from Guard or police.
I did manage to reach the 90% level on Miss Dub's bathroom. Hopefully, some time this week I will extend that to 100% and then take some after pictures.
Well, it's bedtime for me, I'll try to do better this week. Be safe and have a great day.

11 comments:

Bond said...

Thought about you when I saw the damage and the CNN broadcast of the helicopter rescue of those two people who had been swept off the road...Nasty Erin...nasty

the bro said...

I was worried that you were gonna say that the attic turbines that the shady contractor installed while you were at war were leaking. You know those guys are hard to get a hold of afterwards, and the getting any kind of warranty out of them is pure hell.

MrsDub said...

It's best that the drip was above your head -- otherwise you would have had "Tropical Storm MrsDub"! You're doing a great job around the house, and I really appreciate it. Face it, you're the "Man in Demand!"

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow, mr. fixit! i am duly impressed...

amiles, bee

Travis said...

Never a dull moment eh?

Mel's Mom said...

Impressive! What a guy!

Ron Simpson said...

You did know that Pecan wood is excelelnt for smoking meat, didn't you? I wold have come over and helpd you get rid of it, right to my back porch by my smoker. Talk about good eats....

Desert Songbird said...

You're such a good man, Dub. Glad you got the leak sealed. I hope you don't get anymore rain, but could you send some my way?

Amazing Gracie said...

Ditto...We haven't had measurable rain since May but that's normal here, unfortunately. My granddaughter just moved to OK and is about ten minutes outside OK City. She likes it! I'm glad you weathered the storm better than a lot of folks.
Sounds like you were getting water-boarded!
~~~Blessings~~~

Wade Huntsinger said...

Your being a slacker. Go to the library or somewhere for updates. Oh I forgot you are working two jobs. Hang in there bud and don't forget to take that vacation.....

MrsDub said...

I'm not keeping you so busy that you don't have time to blog! What's up with that? You need to spend less time on spider solitaire and more time writing! You're going to start losing your fans!!!