Last night a certain husband didn’t get his full complement of beauty rest because his lovely wife had an encounter with a snake just before 11 p.m. and by the time he ran to her rescue, and tried unsuccessfully to kill the snake, and then listened to said lovely wife jabber for at least 30 minutes because she was so hyped up . . well, let’s just say some folks are a grump when they don’t get enough sleep.
Sometimes around here, after we’ve finished up all our evening chores, especially after a night like last night, we’re both dragging our behinds to the house. I often tell myself . . one foot in front of the other . . you can make it. This evening Vince worked hard in the garden getting more old plants out and then he watered all the vines out front.
That’s the backstory. Here’s the rest of the story.
When we moved here, Vince added several of the freeze proof faucets . . 5 or 6 of them I think. The first one he added was a bit of a learning experience. He should have secured the pipe in cement. After almost two years of use, it was kinda wobbly. Vince has been meaning to fix it. You know what they say about those good intentions.
Tonight the pipe snapped. Water came bubbling up out of the ground. Thank goodness he was the one who turned the faucet off and it happened when he did it and not when I did it. It was right at dusk. Vince said “Oh, no! I don’t think I put a cut off valve to that faucet and turning it off means we have no water at the house.” I said . . start digging!
He started digging and lucky for him . . he had put a cut off valve so he was able to cut off the water to this faucet and we still have water in the house and at all the other faucets. That was lucky!
I told Vince . . after the snake last night and the water pipe tonight, I’m kinda excited to see what happens tomorrow night. Vince didn’t seem nearly so excited about any of the recent happenings! :)