When it rains, it pours.

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(And I sincerely hope it keeps raining today because that’s probably the only way I’m going to be able to take a shower.)

I woke up this morning, slowly and creaking because of my knee. The husband, who’s been underfoot since March … who hardly ever has to visit a client since working from home… left at 7:00am to visit a client.

And that’s when the proverbial waste product collided with the rotating blades.

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I heard a noise.

And since I’m an anal retentive woman, every noise must be investigated. I tracked the noise to our so filled with crap I never go down there anymore cellar. Stairs are not my friend right now, but I hobbled down in pain and discovered it was the water pump.

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(That’s the little blue doohickey to the right for the plumbing challenged among us.)

The water pump was running. For no reason. Cycling on and off every 15 seconds. This is not what you want a water pump to do. So I climbed back upstairs, slowly and with more than a few sound effects, to make sure nothing was turned on, running or leaking. Nothing was. I hobbled outside in the rain to make sure the outdoor faucet wasn’t left on. It wasn’t. Reaching the end of my diagnostic skills, I called our plumber.

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No. That is definitely not me.

Miracle of all miracles he answered the phone and walked me through a few steps to check the problem. The pump is only 5 years old, the heater a mere 3. Nothing seemed to be wrong inside but when he had me go outside and check the well…

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And I looked down inside..

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The cap to our well was crooked and water was positively bubbling out of it. (picture taken later, sorry… no bubbles) ((The bag of sand was my husband’s answer to the well house blowing over in high wind. He might come to regret this quick fix, please stay tuned.))

When I explained what I saw, the plumber told me to run back down to the water pump (which didn’t happen because, ya know… torn meniscus) and shut power off to the water pump, water heater and recirculator. (another waste of money gadget the husband had to have which doesn’t make a bit of difference).

So I shut power off to everything because he thinks one of our pipes has cracked or broken.

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Yeah. Big time. He doesn’t think it’s a pipe in the house, but rather one leading to the house… and that can’t be good.

Thankfully he’s coming this afternoon… so if you’re a person who prays? Please pray to the god of plumbing for a swift and easy fix for your dear friend River. And rest assured if there are any photos worth posting?

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I will.

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43 thoughts on “When it rains, it pours.”

  1. Oh, boy. After our sewer line debacle last year I have come to know only too well the definition of waste products colliding with rotating blades. Fingers crossed that it’s a quick and easy fix.

    Hell, I’ll even throw in a few crossed toes ’cause I like you. But that’s where I draw the line. Crossing anything else would be painful.

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  2. At least it sounds like your plumber is well-informed, which can make a big difference. We had a sewer line debacle that wasn’t cheap or easy but it would have been a little cheaper and a little easier if the first plumber we called had been able to tell his ass from a hole in the ground.

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  3. I’m praying River! You really need to stop making me laugh at your dire situations with your pics and word choices. I’ve had 3 water leaks in my RV since last year. No fun. You be safe going up and down stairs. Hope this gets fixed pronto!

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  4. Count your blessings. If hubby had been home when disaster struck, is there any doubt he would’ve tried to fix it himself, and then where would you be? (You needn’t answer that — you’ve been through enough without contemplating that scenario).

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  5. Oh boy…. been there, done that recently. Nothing says the holidays like having your kitchen floor jackhammered up to get at a broken pipe. Hopefully no heavy equipment will be needed for your plumbing problem…

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