Saturday, August 5, 2006

AOL Anniversary & This and That

An anniversary is brewing and J-Land is jumping.  Of course, it took me a couple of days and reading more than a few journals to figure this out.  Donna has some lovely tags to celebrate J-Land's third year and links to the festivities.  This and that, and hockey!  Thanks, D, for the lovely tags!  I've only been journaling since Oct. 2005.  What in the world did I do before I entered the world of J-Land?

Life is relatively quiet around here...shhh...probably not for long.  I was asked what OCD stands for....not funny but it stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  I do think that I have a very mild form of it.  Seriously, not to make light of those that suffer tremendously.

My problem is that once something goes wrong, I am on "patrol" continuously.  I'm not so bad with the AC now, for the timebeing because so many other things are making noises, leaking, etc.  Anything with a guage drives me totally nuts because I can see the problems creeping up before my eyes.

Plumbing handy dandy plumber, Randy explains this to me.  I have extremely strong water pressure.  I live 1/4 mile from the pumping station (as the bird flies, so says Randy).  Water must be pumped to a 10 mile radius in my township.  So, I need a water pressure regulator to keep my pipes from bursting continuously so that others can take their showers with water flowing five miles from me.  The problem is my new pressure regulator doesn't have a guage.  It's self-adjusting, so says Randy.  Well, this big old bolt is ready to pop.  When it does, my basement will flood, if I'm not home to shut off the water, which according to Murphy's Law, I won't be.  Not that my basement couldn't use a good dose of clean water.  My pipes bang if the pressure is too high.  My hot water tank sounds like it's going to explode.  My BF puts a new pressure valve in my hot water tank every couple of years.  Grrrr.....that tank freaks me out.  I have to release pressure every month or so and can see myself going through the roof with it. kidding....I have a pipe right now leaking slowly under the bathtub into the livingroom ceiling, a pipe to the basement shower is blowing...all signs that the pressure is way too high again.

Did you know just how many plungers they make?  ROFL...I have at least 4 different plungers...a toilet one with a narrow neck, a tiny one that sucks the hair out of the bathtub that Megan uses, this super duper big one that looks like a waffle.  Besides pipes breaking, I drano and plunge all the time.

Most of the time, these little problems are noticed and occur at 5:56 am when I'm ready to run out the door to catch the bus.  Why that is, I can't explain but then I have to call home and drive the kids nuts also.

As you all can tell, I'm the happiest of homeowners.  I can't wait to sit back, sell the house and rent something so the landlord can deal with all of this.  That would cure my OCD really quickly.

The sound on my new TV is fading in and out.  My BF says his is also.  So, I call the cable company and, of course, they say no one else has complained.

Now, while others in my life say I fuss about nothing, I've learned that most times I'm just very observant and notice when things aren't as they should be.  So, who knows......

A little bit of cleaning today and sunny and in the low 80's...sounds like pool time again.  Speaking of the pool, the pump is acting up again.  Now, as my BF says, if it didn't have a guage on it, I wouldn't even know it.

Tomorrow is Terri's birthday.....You think you know, but you have no idea...  Stop by and wish her a happy one.  She might not be around coz she has a life this summer.  Have a great one, Terri!

Stay cool and have a great weekend. 


         Thanks to Dianna for this too cute little siggy.............




sugarsweet056 said...

LOL...gurl you crack me up!
Have a good weekend!
Hugs, SUgar

xomywayox said...

LOL not at you but the problems. Your feeling like me, when something breaks, everything breaks down. Ugh sucks to be sometimes. But Randy sounds like a keeper!


zoepaul6968 said...

good grief your house sounds like mine,a leaking toilet a faulty boiler and a mans footprint on my window sill,yep i have ocd something chronic,bloomin houses lol xxzoe xx have a good weekend hunni

jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:)


jeanno43 said...

I simply cannot remember much about what I used to do before J-Land but most of the time was spent researching my family tree.  Are you starting a plunger collection lol?

bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

I read your past entries and got caught up.  You're so funny!  Sorry about all the plumbing and mechanical problems, that would drive me crazy too! (ha)  Hope you have a nice weekend.

Take Care,

lv2trnscrb said...

wow, Chris, I didn't realize that about water pressure; I wonder if your town is "unique" in the way they set up the pipes or if that is true for all towns and houses close to pumping stations. I would be like you; constantly on guard to avoid busted pipes. Not a good thing to have to deal with for cleaning up.

Regardless, I hope you have a wonderfully delightful restful weekend :)

(and renting is fun compared to owning, but no tax advantage then)


jeadie05 said...

Thanks for the explanation ,I think we all have it to a certain degree ,mine was certainly with my electric hair tongs I dont  know how many times I have returned or rung home to see if Id switched them off ...I use cordless ones ones, now with the little gas refills ...........Jan xx

pennietoonz said...

LOL, Chris... I know it`s not funny, but the way you explain this stuff, it is! Perhaps the water pipe will blow and knock down the leaning garage in the process. ROFL
I didn`t realize J-land was 3 yrs old. I haven`t had a lot of time for it lately, but I have been reading and leaving comments when I can.
Love and hugs,

kdcutie26 said...

I also have a small form of OCD, sometimes it acts up more then others.  I have been noticing it a lot lately.  I cannot leave the bathroom without touching the toilit seat all over the place to make sure that I didn't pee on it, even though I can see that I didn't.  There are also some other small things I do that make me crazy.

jlocorriere05 said...

One of our girls at work has OCD, she leavea work at 2pm and comes back at least four times till 5pm checking that she's turned things off! Then she calls at least twice in the evening just to make sure she checked correctly! It's not gfunny, it drives us mad! I hope you managed to get in the pool today. I never knew you had this journal! Jeannette xx

am4039 said...

I'm sorry you have a little OCD. I think I have a little too. I'm always doing weird stuff. I have to tell you though it's not as bad as when I'm older. When I was younger everything had to be perfect and all the same way. I'm not as picky now. I hope you get your pipes fixed and the leak goes away.  You have a great weekend too. I started my journal in Oct. 2005 and I don't know what I would do without j-land.

oxobagladyoxo said...

I don't have OCD but my MIL does and I understand how it is hun.


queeniemart said...

You crack me up......makes me want to come hug you....i can not imagine the pipes clanging and banging and making all that noise but now the new TV is screwing up! I live Murphys Law and i am thinking you have a bit of it too.

princesssaurora said...

I got that siggy from Dianna too, I love it!

Oh no, plumbing too?  I hate being a homeowner sometimes too.  It is like the Money know?

be well,