Hannibal V Constantine (hannibalv) wrote,
Hannibal V Constantine

April 27, 2002

I spent some of today covered in bilge.

It rained most of today, and after some 20-odd years, our sump pump gave up the ghost. Water started to rise in the basement. So P and I bought a new sump pump. In the process of replacing, after the new pump was installed and had started to go to work, the catch valve came apart, causing a gusher of ground/bilge water to shoot high into the air. This was not nice water. This was groundwater that had seeped, and had picked up some of the more pleasant characteristics and aromas of the sump pit.

I was soaked.

Then, while it was continuing to spray, I had to unplug the pump. While I was covered in water. No, that wasn't nerve-racking in the slightest. But anyway, it's now over, I'm clean, and there's no more water in the basement.

I found out today that there are no rats in the Canadian province of Alberta. I heard a radio interview with the man who is in charge of keeping things that way and he said he could eradicate New York City's rat problem (where the rat-to-human ratio runs about 8:1) for (only) $100 million.

Had a couple of other thoughts, but not the time now to think them.

Today's Link Of The Day is something I had to check that I hadn't used before.

You are Kermit!
Though you're technically the star, you're pretty mellow and don't mind letting others share the spotlight. You are also something of a dreamer.

4/28/2002 12:12 PM

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