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    Senior Member SiouzQ.'s Avatar
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    Today is most definitely a painting day, as I am stuck here waiting for the plumber to come. We have had no running water for three days because the aging water pump and pressure tank finally bit the dust - I came home from work the other day and as I was walking up the little hill up to the house I heard it churning away! I guess it turned itself on (it has been known for no reason to just turn on and start pumping on its own) and burned out while I was at work. Anyway, I got it shut off and couldn't get it to turn on again. The funny thing is just the day before K. decided he was going to cash in an old 401k in order to replace the bathroom plumbing and pump. I though we would have more lead time in getting it set up though! Side- Note: if you have a kid trying figure out what to do as a career, I strongly recommend the trades - electricians and plumbers make huge bucks out here in New Mexico and they are always booked way out in advance. Today is the first day I can even get someone out here to look at the system and see what needs to be done. I am hoping that we can get it done tomorrow, but it may bleed into Friday, who knows? In the meantime I have been taking our dishes down to the gallery to do and taking showers down there as well. So glad we have that option!

    Back to the painting project: today I am going to paint the charming home-made (not by us) wall bookshelf in the "family room" the same rich, bright yellow as the walls opposite. The wall surrounding the bookshelf will remain white.

    Okay, off to don my painting clothes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiouzQ. View Post
    Side- Note: if you have a kid trying figure out what to do as a career, I strongly recommend the trades - electricians and plumbers make huge bucks out here in New Mexico and they are always booked way out in advance. Today is the first day I can even get someone out here to look at the system and see what needs to be done. I am hoping that we can get it done tomorrow, but it may bleed into Friday, who knows?
    It's too bad society has done such a good job of convincing people that everyone "needs" a college degree, because skilled tradespeople like electricians and plumbers are getting harder and harder to come by (more are hanging up their tool belt from age than entering the fields). You can make darned good money in the trades these days and it's going to be quite some time before someone in a lower-cost country can remote-control into a leaky pipe and stop the water.

    Hope you find a good plumber soon, SQ.
    Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. - Booker T. Washington

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