Lake WaterMain
December 19, 2010

I've heard of Lake Pontchartrain, but until yesterday, hadn't heard of Lake WaterMain. It's a lesser known lake, but one that more or less roared yesterday.

Luckily, we didn't get flooded when the water main across the street popped under all the frost. Temps were about 15F with a windchill at 0. I happened to look outside and saw this rushing down the street and the water crews just arriving. We kept water on far longer than I would have thought and were only without for an hour or two ... but it happened right when we should have been getting ready for my work Christmas party. So, first I spent 8 hours Saturday trying to fix a botched OS upgrade (back up your hard drives, people! I'm damn glad I did!) and then we had to deal with the water being out at a critical moment. Didn't make it to the work Christmas party, which I'm actually pretty bitter about. Damn the timing.

Oh ... and because this happened in sub-freezing temps, our street was an ice rink as well as the sun went down and the water stopped pouring everywhere. Now we have a major hole in the street to drive a block around, but at least we have water!

Next chore? Fixing the damned S key on my laptop so I can quit using an external keyboard for my left hand and the laptop for my right hand. It's a little awkward ... but I need access to the trackpad, too! yeesh.

Posted by Red Monkey at December 19, 2010 4:48 PM | Blog | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


Tara R. said:

Lake WaterMain... oh my. Glad it wasn't any worse than it was.

I really need to back up my laptop... I don't think I have done anything like that, ever...

December 20, 2010 8:15 AM
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