Oops....I did it again!

You've all learned that I cannot seem to keep my hands off of husband-of-mines....powertools.  I've learned to be sneaky about it. Including "getting a clue" that we always keep a spare set of keys in the house for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, including the tool building where he keeps his goods! So after my gardener leaves, I generally walk the premise once the drips and sprinklers come on just in case one of the gardener's crew accidentally mows over a sprinkler head or cuts a drip line. So this morning as I was walking across the kitchen, I glanced out the window and seen a geyser that most kids would have a field day with. Like this photograph but it was not a sprinkler head.

So out I went. Grabbed my gloves, shovel, phone, and telephone book....just in case it was a mainline break, I would be prepared to call the City of "Where 2na Lives" to have them come right out. I dug and dug, until I reached a line. Well, I reached 2 lines, and 2 power/conduit lines. I am guessing those conduit lines are for my landscape lights and the other for the hot tub, pool and spa heater and equipment. As I remove more dirt, I decided to bring the wheel barrel out to shove the dirt and landscape rock into. Thus, keeping my aggregate pool deck clean and free of debris, and stains. The water is gushing pretty high at this juncture so I go shut off the sprinkler/drip system on the panel control box. Water is still gushing. So out to the front I go thinking maybe that side of the yard is connected to the front system. Bingo! Off it went. Water stops gushing. On my way back, I noticed 2 wet spots.....no plants. This means 2 more leaks. Okay this juncture I am thinking the "City of Tuna" maybe has adjusted the water pressure in our area due to the contractors working on a new development down the street. First things first. Out to the back I went to geyser #1. It has stopped. Went to check on it about an hour later after the water dried up, and it is a size able split in a 11/4" PVC line (I learned about it this morning at Sprinkler School!). Husband just repaired one over the weekend and I did happen to watch. He used a 11/4" PVC compression coupling. I went w/him to Home Depot so I would be sure to pretend not to even attempt this myself.  So out back, I located the sprinkler supply area in his tool building but just thought that if I did try to repair it....I will be in the dog house for quite sometime. So, I left it. Back out front I go. Quickly dug up the other two leaks. Those were a quick 30 second repair. Just put new "oops" plugs on those lines and buried up the evidence! Apparently we had plants there at one time.

Now, being the good, honest, and oh so helpful wife I am, I call husband-of-mine to apprise him of the geyser. First thing he said was, "Oh no. You didn't try to repair it did you? Please tell me you did not!"  I replied, "Well I did consider it, I did dig it up, I did cut the water to the lines, and I did get in to the tools. We have spares, remember? But I decided to leave it for you honey."  [Then there was this long uncomfortable silence. When he does this, I know he is carefully formulating/engineering his response and the hidden message behind it!]  His comment back, "Hmm. I am beginning to think that maybe you need to get a job or something to keep yourself busy and out of my things during the day." - - *Okay. Now he has my attention. I'm silently freaking out to myself. A j-o-b? What will the other Moms think. OMG!*  So I politely and lovingly assured him that sprinkler repair is not for me, and I am better suited inside the home. 

It's a miracle! I'm Cured! Never touching his stuff again. 

   

   

Comments

yes! yes! that is it. i felt every bit like that feline in the picture critt.k

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

I sooo feel ya on this one.....You know it's kinda funny.. When I am feeling bored with the domestic goddess role and share my dislike with my husband the word j-o-b always seems to come up. Not maliciously but more of a if your "done being an at home home then go back to work" always comes up. Suddenly I find that I have oh so much energy and such a new sense of dedication to my at home mom responsibilities... he he he he

I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability.

LMAO, Tuna, tuna, tuna...

 

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

ah ha! ....careful what you wish for. i'll send you an IM.

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

Oh 2na!!  If I knew you were aching to get yourself into the dirt you could've of come here and hooked us up to "city" water.....lol.  Then I wouldn't have had to pay the plumber $1500 to dig that whole and do stuff under the house.........

Now if you are feeling like digging fly to Jersey we are planning on getting a sprinkler system.........Wink

 

Bad attitude.......Cute Shoes.........Things even out. :)

oh yes. we've had those days too where as i think i can manage a situation and/or repair. until my knight-in-shiny-armor comes home and ends up spending nearly double the time or money to fix my fix! and i can assure you...he's not so shiny on those particular moments Frown!

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

*giggle* At least you tried, I guess! It could've been a lot worse!

husband is home now. he checked out my handy work and said, "be sure to get your nails done tomorrow!"  - now that's a man who knows how to appreciate his wife!

 

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

thanks doll! and trust me, i am soooo cured. i don't need husband and hubby mad at me. *gee...that sounds like a good piece of gossip or rumor!*

 

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

 Tuna, you re not going to like the j-o-b scene, trust me,you're much better as hall monitor here...so promise us all...no more plumbing!!

Surprised haha! nice. it was more like my puma running shoes, shorts, w/a wife beater. i was hoping to get some time on my treadmill until i turned into a plumber.

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

lmao that reminded me of the first time she did this,
did all that work, all sneaky about it, just for hubby to look on the tapes and get busted anyway, lol

The only stupid question is the one that remains unasked ~Niebr~

lmao, when will you learn to stay out of the tools ?

The only stupid question is the one that remains unasked ~Niebr~