Some days life is just full of plumbing problems. On Mother's Day, the dishwasher at the store cut out. Problem was a large particle found its way through the screens and filters into the drain pump, resulting in an annoying leak. We spent the better part of Sunday taking the dishwasher apart to fix it - only to learn that the part now has a crack in it and needs replacing.
If you brought your mom in on Sunday and had to endure paper service instead of ceramic, now you know why. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We suppose it was only appropriate that after we put the dishwasher back together, we returned home to find our water heater had blown up. 40 gallons of water all over our game room carpet. We managed to suck up about half of that back, but looks like we'll be replacing at least the padding, if not all the carpet.
Luckily for us the houseguests we'd had for the past week left early Sunday morning. Otherwise it would be getting pretty gamey at home about now, considering none of us have showered since Saturday. (As of 3pm today it's been fixed, thankfully.)
They say these things tend to happen in threes. If that's the case, perhaps the third is the pipe laying work that's been going on this past month. We learned at this morning's Washington Road Business District meeting that some stores at the south end of the street have had significant and adverse affects from the construction. The loss of parking, the dust, the noise - all of it has a negative effect on both car and foot traffic.
And that construction is coming our way very soon - just in time for summer smoothie season. We'll be wracking our brain the next couple of weeks coming up with ways to counter the effect of the construction.
At the very least we're hoping the construction workers drink a lot of coffee.