Everyday Does Of Reality
Sometimes Macgyver and I feel like we are sinking on the Titanic, sing it Celine, “My heart will go on”. I know I haven’t posted in a few days but trust me I have good reason. Do you recall a few months ago when I renamed Monday to Craptastic? Here is a new one for you to use as well. The past five days thus far have been a craptastrophe of mega craptastic days. Life at the old north school has been wet and wild. Yep, bet those are two words you wouldn’t use to describe a school or my house.
Here we are in northern Minnesota, snow piling up outside, but Macgyver and I are sporting our flashy swim suits and scuba gear. Rest assured we are not choosing this attire because we are throwing a Maui party in one of the rooms down the hall. For the last 5 days some room in this place has flooded, in record time I might add. I have never seen something flood so fast! OK, that last statement might not be true. I completely forgot the toilet exploding in my office similar to a blow hole on a whale. Well…Ok, and there is the nude plumbing part 1 & deux caused by the lack of any water shut off valves. Almost every room in this place has a sink and 80% of those have a water fountain attached to the sink. 100% of all the sinks have no shut off valves. 100% of the 80% of room which have water fountains, also have no shut off valves…because they are plumbed on the same water line as the sink. Let’s just get down to brass tacs here, the plumbing in this place leaves a lot to be desired. Furthermore any repairs done to said plumbing also leave a lot to be desired. Macgyver has found plain copper lines slid over each other and crunched with a pair of pliers, in hopes to hold the pipes together. Even I know you have to use connectors, flux and solder to connect copper lines, NOT crazy glue or hopes and dreams. Everyday a flex water line pops off a fountain or some freakish elbow cracks for no reason other than we apparently look bored our of our minds. Who knew 600 hundred gallons of water could shoot out of a line smaller than your pinky finger in 20 minutes or less? Every day some room, somewhere springs a leak, turning into a monumental flood encompassing half the house. Question is, we are 5 rooms down, none of which are the newly carpeted rooms (knock on a national forest), leaving 8 rooms left to blow, which room is next? This does not include the kitchen or any of the bathrooms or the 3 water fountains in the hallway. Needless to say, this is day 6 my Hoover shampooer and Macgyver’s wet/dry vac is ready for the next flood.