Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Retire The Boiler Already
Six weeks ago the boiler broke and we were about half the day without water with no warning. Now two days ago we got a notice that they were shutting the water from 8AM-4PM today to fix another leak in the ancient boiler. Apparently the copper tubing is extremely old and is falling apart bit by bit. We decided to go out to breakfast and then went for a drive to see if we could find the HOA that's been added to John's route. When we got home it was already after noon and the water was still on. We thought maybe they had already turned it back on because sometimes they turn it back on early but we were skeptical as it had still been on when we left at 10:30. Sure enough, they hadn't shut it yet. At 4:15 we were sitting outside on the balcony and the neighbor came out asking when they were supposed to have shut the water because she didn't have any and they were planning soup for dinner. She had to tell her boyfriend to bring some water home if he still wanted his tomato soup. He was not a happy camper having to stop at the store for water after spending a day on the flight line. They got the water back on around 6PM but only cold. Around 9:00 I went up to the store and when I got back the maintenance guy was teasing me for parking in the prospective tenants parking (we're allowed to if the office is closed and we'll have the car moved by 8:30AM). I asked him what he was doing here and he said he was trying to get us hot water. He told me that the people who were supposed to show up in the morning to do the work didn't show up until almost 4:00 and they left before everything was working again. Company's gonna love all the overtime on his paycheck--NOT. Hopefully we'll have hot water in the morning for showers. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.