Monday, March 14, 2016

Day 14 SOL 16: Superheroes

We all have heroes; the people in our lives that save the day when we need it most.  Sometimes these people seem like more than heroes, these seem like superheroes.  They're always there at just the right moment.  Like Spiderman, they seem to have a sense to know where danger lurks.  Like Superman, they might have super strength.  Some people possess genius intellect and indomitable will like Batman.

Today was one of the days that I was thankful for the superheroes in my life.

After leaving a reading ambassador meeting, I checked my phone to find this message:  "Call me when  you get a chance."  My husband never asks me to call him so I knew it probably wasn't good.

"How's your day been?" he asked when I called.

"Busy, but great," I replied.

"That's good," he said, "because I have some bad news.  The basement flooded today."

"What?!  That's not good," I countered, obviously not coming close to the severity of the situation.  "Have you called West Jefferson Plumbing?"

"Not yet," he said as I looked at my watch.

"Call them quick.  They should be closing soon," I suggested.

Packing up my school stuff quickly, I raced out the door and headed home thinking about all the work that was ahead for us.  When I pulled into our street I breathed a sigh of relief as I saw the West Jefferson Plumbing truck in our driveway.  Water was spouting into the yard from a hose placed carefully out the basement window.

Hesitantly grabbing the door to go inside, I wasn't surprised to find everything under control.   The new sump pump was being installed and we were at least on our way to fixing our first problem.  It wasn't long until I heard heavy footsteps coming up the stairs and was even more relieved to see Noah come up the steps.  Noah has saved the day before in our house.  When you live in the country in a house that is over thirty years old, things happen.

We live in a small town so you learn to appreciate small town businesses.  Such is the case with West Jefferson Plumbing.  Like Spiderman, they know where danger lurks.  It seems water wasn't our only problem.  Our softener was floating and our water heater has the potential to be have a coil out from the water.  Like Superman, they have the strength to get hard work done.  Most importantly, like Batman, they have the intellect and indomitable will to figure out the toughest of situations.

The bad news is, we have a lot more work ahead.  The good news is, West Jefferson Plumbing will help us get the first part of this job done.

For the month of March I will be participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.  It will be a busy month of writing, commenting, and learning with this community.  Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading.


  1. Never fun to have an emergency, but awesome to have a small town Super hero to come to the rescue!

  2. Never fun to have an emergency, but awesome to have a small town Super hero to come to the rescue!

  3. Oh - I hate when that happens. Our basement (house almost 100 years old) flooded twice! Now every time it rains I am worried it will happen again. We too have a sump pump, but it doesn't always work. We live in the city - our neighbors are our superheros --wish we had a West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating! Hang in there.

  4. Oh no! Thank goodness they were able to get there as fast as they did!! I don't envy you all the clean up that is ahead. I guess when we built that house that we should have put two sump pumps in!! So sorry that you had to go through this again!! Did you tell Noah that he was your super hero??

  5. Your brother will love that you used a Superhero analogy! It's so true though - they just know what to do.


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