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How dry I am...

Got home around 6:30, fed the cats, opened the mail, then started heating leftovers for dinner. Decided on hot tea to drink, reached for the instant hot water, and got most of a cup before the flow slowed...and stopped. Tried the faucet. No water.

DeKalb County informs me that a crew just started working on a water main break in the area...no prediction on how long it will take to repair.

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growlycub
Feb. 2nd, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Ouch! Hope they fix it soonest!

Btw, did you see my FB message? I'm going to come down to Atlanta on Monday for a consulate visit on Tuesday, Feb 9th. Would love to get together for dinner Monday night, if you are available.
nlbarber
Feb. 2nd, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
I haven't been on FB in several months, really--I think there are 20 or 30 friend requests piled up, and who knows how many messages. But anyway...

I'd love to get together, and I don't think I have anything going on. Do you need a place to stay? The guest bed isn't buried too deeply.
mmegaera
Feb. 2nd, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh, dear. I am so glad you didn't discover this problem in the shower with a headful of shampoo.
nlbarber
Feb. 2nd, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Younger niece called to see if there was leftover cake-of-the-week, came over for a piece (not of cake-of-the-week but another cake) and griped: about wanting a shower, no water, can't get to bed early, etc. She left, then returned immediately to get a piece of cake for her older sister and to say s-i-l was taking them over to their health club to shower. Resourceful s-i-l! Two teenage girls with no bathroom = misery.

Current prediction is another hour before we have water again. Then I can do the dishes...
mmegaera
Feb. 2nd, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
When I had my bathtub replaced a few years ago, I couldn't use it for 48 hours in order to let the grout dry. My version of resourcefulness was to go to a local RV park and pay them a couple of bucks to use their showers [g].
nlbarber
Feb. 2nd, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
S-i-l and brother and I managed our respective bathroom (and house) renovations by using the facilities next door...that won't work this time.

And I just tested and have water! Lots of air in the line, of course (cats are annoyed at the spitting sounds of the faucets), some mud, but it's back. Have started the dishwasher, figuring that the supplemental heater and the detergent will conquer any contaminants in the supply line.
mmegaera
Feb. 2nd, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Yay for running water! [g] I've never lived close enough to relations or friends for your renovation solution to be feasible.
idiotgrrl
Feb. 2nd, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I am SO glad we live in a hard water area because of that sort of thing. To keep my coffee maker from being clogged with mineral deposits, back when I had an expensive one, I took to buying filtered water in refillable one-gallon jugs, and because I hate shopping, I keep six of them on the shelves below the coffee maker. (My coffee stand is a three-shelf foldup bookcase.)

In plumbing emergencies, and I've had a few, this stash means never having to go dry or thirsty. Jugs: ~$5-$6 @. Refills, ~$0.40. Water security - priceless.
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