Monday, December 03, 2007

Of Football, Deer & Pipes

It's been quite the eventful weekend

seeing how we're usually such slothy homebody bums. :)

Firstly, after Roy ( angel of the burst pipe dramatics ) went home for the day when it got way past too dark to work, David and I cleaned up as much as we could and set off for Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, where the Munday Moguls were playing the Roscoe ( Munday (11-0) vs. Roscoe (12-0), Class A, Division II regional semifinal ). Todd & Sabrina and their children had moved to Munday last year, and now Todd's the principal at the elementary school where Sabrina teaches, Tyler is in the football team and Holly's in the band. It was my first football game of any kind at a stadium, so it was exciting. And it was extra sweet that Munday won 35 - 27.

The next morning, as we were going to church, we noticed a deer kinda stuck in a little ditch by the side of our county road that led out to the main highway. As church progressed, I kinda forgot about it, as it wasn't uncommon to have deer crossing our county road. On the way home however, we passed by the same spot, and the deer was still there! It was kinda wriggling about, and David surmised it must have broken its leg ( a car hit it, perhaps? ) and called up the Abilene Animal Services hotline when we got home.

A Game Warden responded to our call, and to make a long story short, the warden captured the animal and told us he would bring it to one of the animal rescue facilities close by for rehabilitation/ recuperation.

Last but not least, we got home with just about enough time to change into regular clothes when Roy arrived to see if him and David could find the leak once and for all and deal with it.

Good news is, they managed to locate the leak, and Roy took out the pipe with a bad split down it, and replaced the length with new pipe.

Now for the bad news. Apparently the people that we had bought the place from, when they laid down their pipe, had put down pipe that was below standard for what it was intended to do.

So now, although at the moment we have running water and the leak is fixed, we may be looking at having to replace the entire length of pipe to the house. *GROAN KACHING KACHING!!*

Trust in the Lord and do good;
so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
Take delight in the Lord
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
Be still before the Lord,
and wait patiently for him.

(Psalm 37:3-5, 7a)


dobbs said...

Sorry to read of your pipe woes although glad the leak has been fixed by now. I can only imagine the cost of changing your long main pipe.

When our main water pipe leaked 2 years back we just bypassed it with a new one (external).

taranicole <"3 )~ said...

Oy vey! You're in our prayers! Those surprise expenses are always hard... and especially around Christmas! Whether or not money is an issue, I just wouldn't want to spend money on this! :)

jefftexas said...

I'm glad you found the leak and fixed it! That happened to me awhile back and I didn't know it until I got a quadruple water bill, uggh.

How nice that you called for help for the little deer! I hope he is on the road to recovery :)

Hope you are having a great weekend-Jeff