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:(  I have a leaky pipe in the basement.  It is a new leak -- no leak as of Hurricane Sandy when I was checking the basement religiously for water -- and I think must be very recent given the rate of the drip compared to the relatively little damage/damp. There are a multitude of pipes and cut-off valves, and I can't figure out which would stop the leak or if it would be best to just cut all the water in the house off from the main.  Plumber is supposed to arrive tomorrow afternoon, and I'm checking the bucket every few hours and feeling quite paranoid, will be working from home (which I had not planned and do not love, especially since I'll miss class after reading 100 pages of case law to catch up, dammit).

+  Via The Arabist, a video on the proper way of seeding a pomegranate.  I usually chop off the top and then whack the thing with a wooden spoon, but this method looks much less violent and also less prone to having my sink look like I've just slaughtered something in it.

~  Lunch today for Mom and T:  broccoli, corn, carrots & parsnips, roasted chicken breast.  Mom made a Boston Cream Pie/Cake, which was good.  Sent the (unopened) box of Pecan Pie Truffles home with Mom to give to the Boy Uncle, who is a huge pecan pie fan, and most of the leftovers home with Mom.  (Yes, I kept a chunk of the cake -- dinner.  So nutritious and adult of me, cake for dinner.)

:) Semi-sorted and organized for HTx, assuming the leak doesn't cause a problem with that.  (I won't let it. I'll turn off the water at the main and leave it off if it comes to that. Otherwise, just patch the thing temporarily and plan on any major work after the holiday.)

~  Poor Daveeed (aka Ferru), he was a boss, winning both his matches in Davis Cup, but his two wins weren't enough.  Still, 76 wins on the year and 7 tournament wins over all, excellent season.  Now for a vacation before next tennis season starts again in late December.


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Nov. 19th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
boo for a leaky pipe :( But yay for HTx and impending birthday shenanigans!
Nov. 19th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Plumbers are like cable guys but with more possible parts needed. He arrived at 4:20pm. The whole day was wasted. I could've gone to work for a few hours. And the gym.

But now the problem is diagnosed, and an estimate that doesn't utterly kill my budget has been given, and he'll be back tomorrow afternoon at ~2pm to fix it. I have no hot water, but that's not a big deal. I'll shower at the gym tomorrow morning and boil water if I need a little bit of hot. (Or I could just turn the water back on and be prepared for the dripping, but I'd rather not.)

So relieved that birthday shenanigans will not be interfered with!
Nov. 20th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
I watched the replay of Daveeed's match after seeing Almagro's. Tell me again why the chose Almagro for the #2 spot?
Nov. 20th, 2012 12:55 am (UTC)
Technically he is the Spanish #3, so... I don't know?
Nov. 20th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
I guess I just thought that FeVer is better on hard-court. But I haven't been following that closely, is he injured still?
Nov. 21st, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
I assume so? Or just enjoying the off-season.
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