Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just another day in paradise...

I pulled these two cards out of my ready-made stash to send out as 'thinking of you' cards.  Not the best of photos, but oh well, can't re-do them now.

So the cleaning went fairly well yesterday; cooking today.  And doing laundry.  Something went wrong with the septic alarm thingy, so Dick has to fix it this afternoon after he is done with road building.  He gets the last of the grindings today, so he HAD to git 'er done.  My laundry can wait.  Huh?  We are leaving tomorrow! I have boys coming this afternoon, and company for dinner tonight!!!

Oops, so he brings over a hose and hooks it up to the washing machine drain hose and then runs it out the laundry room window.  Can you say REDNECK?  He doesn't want any more water going into the septic tank until he knows what the problem is, so a couple of loads of water will run out on the ground and I can get the laundry done this morning.

I inquire is the hose gonna blow off

Naw...the fitting is might suck air and not work quite right is all

Do you see where this is going?  First, there was a bit of a leak at the hose connection.  I put a bucket under the connection, but smartly stayed close by to keep watch...and then I hear the blow!  Fortunately, this is a smartwash machine, so it uses low water...and the floor needing cleaning anyway.  Sigh.

Life is never dull in the trailerhood!  Rednecks R Us!!!  Bless his heart.


Barb said...

My water pump and especially the filter system for the water supply from the private well here at the Swamp is having issues. I'm feelin' a little bit like a Redneck myself!

Dick's gittin' 'er done. You can't ask too much more from a good man then that!

I wish you could be here for dinner tonight, too!

Big hugs :]

And Miles To Go... said...

LOL--sounds like Dick has a full day ahead of him! Good luck with the fix.

Joy said...

Oh, my, I am laughing out loud here for sure! No wonder you had him sitting at a different table at lunch today. (actually it was because the tables were too small for more than 4 people, at least I think that's why...)
Glad you were close at hand when the hose blew!

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!
I think that Dick will never get bored!!!
I 've got some problem with the colors on the right side of the page, I cannot see the words!!!
See you!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my, bless his heart, valdosta is the same and barb is great! we are in our jammies...

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing. I'm sorry. It's just that this is so Hank, too! Like a peek into our lives in the future.

So I guess he has a lot to finish before the usual Friday lunch thing?

Carrie and Laton said...

I totally get this trailer trash issue...have one of those hoses myself for emergencies but when it blows I don't have to mop the floor, it just waters the ground. lol My sister bought 4 acres and had to wait til she got thru school to replace the single wide on the property. She calls it a tornado target and she is double T (Trailer Trash) and I am triple T (travel trailer trash) bwhahahahah