When you hit a sewer spot
Friday December 15th 2017, 11:35 pm
Filed under: Life

(On the phone) Did I work for you before?

You fixed my hot water heater, yes.

Bernie came. Bernie worked hard. Bernie cut roots. Bernie opened up that sewer line and he had us flush the toilets a bunch of times, and then again, to prove things were as they should be now. But Bernie did not have time right now to look at that dripping tap because he had four solid days’ worth of customers waiting on him and some had Christmas guests coming–he needed to git.

He did not make a point of saying, but I squeezed you in because you couldn’t use any water and that stinks and the weekend is coming right at you. It was true, but he is not a man who needs to fish for compliments.

And in the time it took me to go across the house after he left, the laundry and the dishwasher were starting to catch up on their jobs.

I was never so happy to pay a plumber bill.

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Yay for water! And belated happy birthday!

Comment by Pegi 12.16.17 @ 5:32 am

Thank heavens for Bernie! The faucet can wait, what he did couldn’t. Whew!

Comment by ccr in MA 12.16.17 @ 6:18 am

YAY! So glad things worked out for you. Maybe down the road you will have to face the inevitable – but not yet!

Comment by chris 12.16.17 @ 7:52 am

What a relief! And a reminder to me to go move our laundry to the dryer.

Comment by twinsetellen 12.17.17 @ 11:53 am

Thankful for a hard working man and good clean water!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 12.18.17 @ 6:22 am

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