8:58 p.m. - March 31, 2004
And drove up into a very wet driveway. It is not raining and the sprinklers donít operate until May so confusion reigns. Approach the hose and it is dry. There is an inch of water roiling down the driveway, the planting beds are floating, and I canít see anything. Lights on, lots of water bubbling from the ground. Not good. Turned the main water valve off, called the plumber. He will be here in the morning and thus, no water. No toilet; no shower; Iím roughing it and pray throwing off my normal digestive routine wonít cause bacterial nastiness inside. Please, broken pipe, be outside and not inside. I opened the crawl space and from what I could see the area is dry, so I put my faith in a broken pipe in the front yard. Let it not be under the driveway; a new driveway is not scheduled until fall of 2004 and I stick to my schedules.
Such great things happen when I take a chance, you know? Annie wants me to come back Friday for dinner with a few friends (non-school people) and I said yes.