And from the Bellagio patio…
Ho Ho HO! Olvera Street, Plumbing(!), more Ho Ho HO!
Me. Sick! And it’s probably not allergies since my allergy remedies are proving ineffectual. At this moment I’m feeling hopeful that it’s just a two day head cold. That’s my plan!
I’m keeping track of my ‘episodes’. Now, late December 2009, November 2007, March 2006, October-June-April 2005 (now that was a bad year!).
A little of what I’ve been up to when not fussing about the plumbing:
I saw Up In The Air. I was extremely hopeful for a masterpiece specifically because of Roger Ebert’s 4* review. It was very good – my expectations were too high.
There’s a new Trader Joe’s near my house and they Have Enough Parking! So far anyway, I’m thrilled. There is another Trader Joe’s closer but the parking is SO horrible I never go there.
Windy and I had a do-it-yourself spa day. Not exactly do-it-yourself, we had other people do it, and what a joy it was.
While I was gone the tenant in the little cottage had her water heater pilot light go out. She called the gas company and their guy said she had to call a plumber. Bummer #1
And while they were at it they also told her there was a gas leak in the yard and they were turning off the gas to my place. That’s the red-tag no-gas-for-you boot that they’ve put on the gas meter. Bummer #2.
And the refrigerator? That’s my refrigerator that was totally busted when I got home. A total goner. All the food a total loss. Bummer #3.
So the plumber came out and could fix the tenant’s water heater and scoped out the gas leak. It all has to be replaced he tells me.
And, he tells me, it looks like you’ve got some water leaking too. It’s not good he pronounces slowly, head weaving side to side. Bummer #4.
So now they’re digging up the yard to redo the gas to my place and redo all the parts of the water system that are under ground. SIGH!
December 15blizzard. Wow!
And now it’s time for the Holiday Season (and our little drummer girl!). I missed Brigitte and Knut’s party and I missed Liz and Gary’s party but there is more to come.
Another But…first I have to make the boat payment for Victor the plumber. Long and Very Unentertaining story for later.