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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A leak was sprung

I was so tired yesterday I went to bed early without watering the trees.  I woke up equally late but with a lot of energy thanks to the shut eye I received.  I apologize to the blog reader that I promised I would show another picture of the "Sally Hoe" on last night's post...that was never made.

This hoe is shaped like where you put your foot on a horse saddle to mount the horse...sorry, but I am not up to date on my horse riding terminology :)  You use a back and forth motion as the head moves and the weeds come off.


Better yet this product is NOT made in China...it is made by our neighbors to the south...Mexico. You can buy them in any hardware store like Sutherland's or Home Depot.


Last year, I bought a garden hose at a good price for my house. Being that I am going on 15 months without a single trip to Houston, decided to put it to good use here.

I had watered the trees really good earlier and decided to unwrap the water take in the front yard of its winter protection.  I noticed there was standing water by the tree closest to the connection...quickly took off the protection but found there was no apparent leak.  Went to the water meter on the street side and it had water.


It was almost five o'clock and I knew they would probably be closed but I found an emergency after hours number and they guys came promptly.  I do not know why we have so many problems with this meter.  They fixed the leak and also installed a new meter.  However, they said that there was definitively a leak on our side, and we needed to call a plumber.  Fixing it will not be as easy as it sounds...as I know mother is going to want to call her worthless plumber.  If you have been reading me for a while you know how long it takes him to make a house call :-(



Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

8 comments:

  1. Some folks call it a stirrup hoe MsB. I have also heard it called a Hula Hoe only don't ask me why. I can't believe there are folks that don't have one. I would rather do without a shovel than go without that hoe! ha ha ha ha

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    1. You are right about the name on both counts Mr. Rat (face blushing)! You know how I am with my CRS...I actually think Billy Bob may have called it a Hula Hoe but since he named his RV "Sally", I probably gave it a new name,,,jajajaja :D

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  2. I dread having to call a plumber for anything. I hope it isn't as bad as you are worrying it will be.

    After "Made in America" I will choose "Made in Mexico" or any of the Central American countries. El Salvador & Honduras especially export quality-made ladies clothing (I don't know about men's but they are probably as good).

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    1. I couldn't agree more Gypsy after "Made in America" I too prefer Mexico and Central American Countries over China.

      I am crossing my fingers that it is not too bad of an ordeal either.

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  3. Had one plumber come out to fix a leaking toilet bowl, he left and a couple of days later it was leaking worse than it did before. Called him and he said he didn't remember coming here, so I called another one and they were really nice guys and fixed it. Hope it stays fixed for awhile.

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    1. Dizzy, I would have at least reported him to the Better Business Bureau.

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  4. All the marbles start tonite on ABC- GO SPURS GO! Hope you can watch over yonder! Sorry about that leak.

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    1. Was out of town but made it home just in time. Who cares if my inspection sticker expired today...it can wait until tomorrow! Signing off now so I can watch the game. My prediction is Spurs in 6.

      GO SPURS GO!!!

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