Thursday, February 18, 2010

rude awakening

i woke to the music of my well pump. running and running. i checked all water in the house, nothing. with a sinking heart i went to the paper mill. sure enough, a broken pipe. after getting my bathrobe soaked, i found valves and turned them off. returned to the house and listened to the quiet. then the music began again. out again. more layers this time, turned off every valve possible, located the break and the ice that caused the break, but had frozen up, masking the problem until this prolonged moderate spell. 

7 comments:

aimee said...

NO!!!!!! agh. but at least you were home to catch it!

jude said...

oh this reminds me of a very ugly old story.

Velma said...

it was just one of those "oh no" things. i may have said a few other things.

Jeana Marie said...

I hope it isn't too much trouble to fix - what a morning!

PiecesofD said...

I've had that happen to me, when I lived in Zephyrhills... we had a pipe break too... but not from ice! Although it's not unheard of here in Florida... especially this winter. I hope it didn't burn your pump up!

neki desu said...

geeezz :(

Velma said...

fortunately this can wait to be fixed, i won't have any papermaking time for a while, anyway. but oh, geeze!