Monday, March 14, 2016
Day 14 SOL 16: Superheroes
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.
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