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Monday, April 21, 2008

Promises Flooded

Dear Journal,

Saturday was 70 degrees. We were going to wash the van and the little blue car. Danny got all the kids outside and Gabbers was getting ready to ride her bike. Danny hooked up the hose and sprayer nozzle-thingy and turned it on. He came inside for something and said to me, "That doesn't sound good," referring to a water hissing sound. I figured it was just the sound of the water from right outside. The kitchen was flooded. The pipe had burst and the water was spraying into the cabinet under the sink and leaking out all over the floor. So we called housing maintenance-- which I am so VERY thankful we have here on base-- and they came right away and replaced the pipe. After all the excitement we realized it was nearly 8 p.m. So we gave the kids a snack and put them to bed with promises of washing the van and car on Monday.

Now it's Monday. And it's 14 degrees and everything is covered in ice.

9 comments:

Susan said...

Well, of course it is!! How could it be nice two days, or three in this case. We have been having the same weird kind of weather here, only not down to 14, just 29! Bad enough for me!

I'm glad that you have a housing maintenance plan! How nice! It's like the maintenance plan you pay for on your phone lines, and every month I think, Do I really need to pay $4 for this every month? Until the month that all the lines in my house went out and I had to have every one of them replace which took about 5 days. Then I was really glad because it cost me $0. Yea!

I'm wishing some weather to go your way for car washing, and for me for yard work!

Susie J. said...

That is one of the few things that could possibly tempt me to move back into base housing. I loooooove the maintenance shop!

Renee' said...

That's not fair. From 70 degrees to 14 degrees? Every time I wash my van, here in Spokane, later that same day or the next, it snows. Yes, snow. My kids are getting cabin fever really bad. We moved the bikes into the garage the beginning of April, and they've used them only 3 times. It's just not fair.

Cynthia said...

Isn't the weather a crazy thing? One day it's hot the next freezing....GO FIGURE. That was one nice things about being in the military, their maintenance. We used them so many times.

Piglet 26 said...

hahahahaha...hahahahaha...Ice! That is what you get for living where you live! and by the way, you still have the little blue car?

SuperCoolMom said...

14 degrees! No wonder that car is blue!

Haddorkus said...

Is that something? We have been doing the cooler/heater dance here and I am getting a little tired of it. But man, 70 to 14 only in the North.

Never had a burst pipe up there, though, what a shock that must have been.

Four Jedi said...

You know what they say, If you don't like the weather in ND just give it a little bit. I could not believe the whole snow thing either. Enough already!! Washing cars is over rated here in Minot anyway!! :0)

Abbey said...

Sounds like good ol' NoDak! I loved houseing maintenace. I miss that luxury!

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