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 ...that went down the drain? THIS drain?

a snapped lead pipe on a dusty floor.

Magic works, people. Magic WORKS.


I think, at least, I reversed the spell soon enough that it won't cost us the full amount that I had written on the paper, but holy hell.

So, what happened? Well, Mason went to take his bath last night. A wash cloth fell behind the tub. He couldn't reach it, so he thought, "I'll shift the tub a little." The other pipes going into the tub are clearly flexible, so he didn't even consider the 110 year old lead pipe connecting the tub to the drain pipe. SNAP! And a, "Ummmm.... mom? Ima?"

He feels terrible, but we all talked about THAT SPELL, so no one is blaming him. Or me, for that matter. We're all pretty cranky with Llwellyn's spell proof reader, but you know... the truth is, if it snapped that easily, it was bound to happen. My reversal of the spell may have saved us from the "what if" of had Mason not noticed until it was time to drain his bath.  That might have cost us a new pipe, a new bathroom floor, and, as this is our second story bathroom, a new kitchen ceiling as well.

As we say here in Minnesota: Could be worse.

Today I was supposed to meet my friend Anna D. at the Science Museum, but that will be postponed until Friday, as I have to ADUT today and secure a plumber.  Fun times!

Date: 2019-01-23 09:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cloudscudding
So what was the pipe spell SUPPOSED to do? Get rid of money?

Date: 2019-01-24 04:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] offcntr
Definitely could have been worse. When we had the insulators under the house last year, they found that the shower drain in the half-bath was broken and the toilet drain leaking. (In addition to the sink trap above ground being broken.) Fortunately, the bathroom doesn't get used much besides for storage, and I don't think I've used the shower since, oh, 2001. And we already were having the plumbers in for other issues, so it was just one more thing on the list.

Old houses are not fun sometimes.

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