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Thursday, September 06, 2007

06 Sept 2007, Good Day, Bad Day. Well, I thought I was having a good day. I called the gun store and finally, my rifle had come in. It's only been 4 months since it was supposed to be in my hands. Now I have an M4 just like the one I deployed with, minus the cool tools to put on it, (don't tell Mrs. Dub yet, but I plan to get some). That was the good part of the day.
We came home after a long day at work and had dinner. Then we ran to Mrs. Dub's grandmother's house where we did some packing and brought a car load home with us. We are in the process of selling the house and contents inside as Grandma V is living in assisted living now. We enter our garage.....the Bad day......I see a stream of water coming from the front of the garage to the driveway. I follow it up to the water softener and begin feeling of the PEX water lines connected, when all of a sudden.....the pipes burst and begin shooting water everywhere. Mrs. Dub quickly runs to the breaker box, (I was very impressed with her quick action) and I turn the shut off valve on the softener. The copper elbows had virtually disintegrated right before my eyes. This is the second plumbing job since I've been home that is requiring PEX tubing and crimping. I'm seeing a pattern in which I may need to spend $150 to buy the crimping tools and components to fix this myself and then any new plumbing problems I can also fix. A house call by a plumber runs the same $150 but I have to pay it each time. Guess I'll be taking some time off in the morning.
I'm also at 98% on Miss Dub's bathroom, but the toilet tank has sprung a leak again, so we may just replace the entire toilet with a new, not sure if she's worth it. I did see a 5 gallon paint bucket for $6 and she could just empty it each night.
Be safe and have a great day.

9 comments:

Special Dub said...

Might have to call ole bob villa on this one, make it an episode of this old house. Maybe you can submit a video to Ty and win a makeover.

DAKOTARANGER said...

What's the make of the M-4? Select fire or just semi?

MrsDub said...

Yes dear, you did fail to mention the accessories you think you need. We'll have to talk about this. I had a hard time trying to justify your reasons for wanting the rifle to begin with. It's not like it's something you're going to use daily (at least I hope not)! Regarding the plumbing episode, I'm just so glad we were home when it happened -- otherwise, we'd have a real mess on our hands.

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

hi dub! sounds like life is back on life's terms around the dub house...

smiles, bee

Travis said...

GAH! I remember several years ago coming home to water streaming out of the garage. My second floor bathroom toilet backed up and flooded.

Luckily there was plenty of insurance. And the new carpet and other improvements I had to make increased the value and I made a little more money when I sold the place.

There's me again...Mr Bright Side Guy.

Cheers Dub!

Bond said...

UGH me hates plumbers.... I will do electrical and carpentry etc... plumbing nope...and plumbers cost so much and share too much butt crack for me to like them

Desert Songbird said...

Ugh. Plumbing problems. Our kids woke us up today to tell us that their bathroom was flooding.

Great.

Wade Huntsinger said...

We had a bad water leak before we left in our new park model. We had to pay someone to tear out all the insulation underneath and replace it. I tried to get TC to just have a bucket but that did'nt work either......It's nice to be prepared just in case.

Mimi Lenox said...

You're definitely back to your civilian shenanigans. How wonderful to read of your life stateside.