Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I'm glad humans don't have three feet

If we did, we'd be waiting for the third shoe to drop.

It started raining through the chimney again...then pouring through the living room light...then dripping through the ceiling between the chimney and the light.

And the furnace went out again. Yay for emergency fees.

The rain in the living room is mostly stopped now that the weather outside has gone back below freezing, and it will stay there for at least the next week, giving the condo association guys time to get up there and knock all the ice dams out. And the furnace repair guy is working to get our heat back now.

This is kind of like having both nineteen inches of rain AND nineteen inches of snow. This morning I went out to get some sidewalk salt, and there was flooding in a few places--like right near the place that's supposed to absorb all of the runoff. That's not to mention the lake that is our front walk. (I stepped into it in slippers today. It was less cold than you'd might imagine. No, I did not do that purpose.)

I'm about ready to throw in the towel. Spring is going to be hell.

We'd better have a mild summer.

3 Comments:

  • Shortly before we sold our beloved old house, we noticed water dripping from the breaker panel during a heavy rainstorm. Awesome!

    By Anonymous Josh, at 10:14 PM  

  • (Savannah) Wow. Was this the same house where dead mice fell from the basement ceiling when you were trying to do repairs?

    Home ownership: not for the faint of heart.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:58 AM  

  • Same basement, even.

    And to clarify, I would never try to do repairs. The avalanche of mouse carcasses occurred when I was demolishing the basement prior to the refinish.

    By Anonymous Josh, at 9:07 PM  

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