"Green Acres" it ain't, but we love owning and visiting the Hawksbill Cabin, near Stanley and Luray, Virginia, and a wealth of outdoor activities, including: the "World Famous" Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, and Massanutten Resort. From time to time we'll post about other stuff, too.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
First World Problems
Water main repair in progress.
Wednesday night I got home to the sound of Mary tinkering
away down in the utility room, where our furnace and hot water heater are
located. After she had finished, a
little while later, there were still funny noises coming out of there. The noise bedeviled us – we went down there
several times to check them out to try and identify the source, but Mary had
never been close to the pipe making the noise, and we never figured it out.
The next morning I went down to take my shower and get ready
to work…but, no water! I decided to skip
it and take the dog for a walk, figuring it was a temporary thing.
No such luck! There
were crews working on a major water main break a half block from us, and due to
problems with that break we also had a secondary break up the street from
I made coffee with some bottled water and figured I’d tell
Mary when she got up. She immediately decided she needed to go to a grocery
store to gather some water to hoard…she was gone a while, I figured she must be
joining a bunch of water hoarders.
Our heavily infrastructured street. Any number of things could go wrong!
I’d planned to pen her a note since I needed to leave for
work: “Mary, I needed to get to work.
Busy day ahead, plus I need to relieve myself.”
The water service was back on by mid-morning – it was a
pretty big deal, as you can see in the photo.
Apparently my situation of having skipped my morning shower did not
offend anyone either. At least as far as