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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 10:48 AM

This is different. 02-23-21 UPDATE. [View all]

It’s a balmy 48 degrees in Terrell, TX. We’re headed for a high of 73. It’s shorts weather!

The daughter and I have evacuated our trailer in the Free State of Van Zandt in favor of a nice, dry motel room with running water (now that motel rooms are actually available). A dear pair of old friends, whom I have known since 1991, are footing the bill so that we can enjoy a little comfort as we wait for plumbing repairs on the trailer.

That’s another story. We found a plumber that we trust. He lives in the park, and management has used his services in the past to handle various jobs. He has promised to get to us next. When “next” will be, we have no idea.

Our plumber is currently working on his daughter’s house. Obviously, she takes priority. When I spoke to him yesterday, he had just got done doing about 14 hrs. of work on her house, and he wasn’t finished yet. Things appear to be working in a pattern that is being repeated across the state. Plumber fixes obvious leak. Pressure returns to the system, and that increased water pressure causes something else to bust. Rinse and repeat. My plumber was only half-sarcastic when he predicted that he might end up replumbing his daughter’s entire house.

No clue when he might get by to start working on our trailer, but he was hesitant to even throw out a ballpark estimate. It’s impossible to know how much is broken until he gets in there, fixes something, and then looks for the next leak. I am already aware of three, separate leaks. There are probably more.

This is a nightmare, but we extend our sincere thanks to all our friends. We are safe, dry, and sleeping in a facility with running water. We continue to be thankful for the love, prayers, emotional support, and good vibes that have been showered upon us by the DU community. Y’all are the best!


Previous “This is bad.” threads are linked below, solely for their historical value.

This is bad. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181470783

This is bad. 02-16-21 UPDATE.

This is bad. 02-17-21 UPDATE.

This is bad. 02-18-21 UPDATE.

This is bad. 02-19-21 UPDATE.

This is bad (but not too bad). 02-20-21 UPDATE.

This is really irritating. 02-21-21 UPDATE.

This is ... amazing and touching. 02-22-21 UPDATE. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181474282

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