ALL MY BRILLIANT IDEAS FOR THIS DAILY DOGGIE ...HAVE DESERTED ME-- IF I COME RIGHT OUT OF MY ROOM AND GET AT IT-- THE DD USUALLY HAS SOME REACTION TO THINGS ON THE NEWS... INCLUDING ADVERTIZEMENTS-- AS YOU AL LKNOW... HOWEVER TODAY I FELL VICTUM TO AN AD FOR WRANGLER JEANS-- AND ORDERED A PAIR-- IN BLACK ... SO I CAN WEAR THEM TO TH EPLACE THAT HAS A DRESS CODE AGAINST "BLUE JEANS"
ONCE I DID THAT-- ALL CLEVER FLEETING CONCEPTS FOR THIS DD FLED.
SO....STARTING FROM SCRATCH...
THE DRAINS IN THE NEW BUILDING-- YOU KNOW THE $11,000 FLOOR DRAINS THAT DID NOT DRAIN....... IT IS AMAZING BEING THE LITTLE OLD LADY ROUTINE... I CALLED THE COMPANY WHICH HAD PUT IN THESE FLOOR DRAINS "WHICH THEY HAD TO DO TO CODE... " INSTEAD OF MAYBE $50 OF PVC WE HAVE $11,000 OF CAST IRON AND COPPER -- PUT IN WITHOUT MY BLESSING--.HOWEVER MOVING ON....TO TEST IT, THEY HAD PUT IN A 8 FOOT TALL PIECE OF IRON PIPE - VERTICALLY --AND FILLED IT WITH WATER FOR A PRESSURE TEST....
THEN LEFT IT FOR 24 HOURS TO SEE IF ANYTHING LEAKED... THE INSPECTOR CAME AND APPROVED, THEY TOOK IT DOWN AND SAID WE WERE OK TO POUR THE FLOOR.. WHICH WE DID--- AND FINALLY, IN THE PROCESS OF CASTRATING THE MALE DONKEY IN THE BUILDING, I DECIDED TO POUR WATER DOWN THIESE VERY EXPENSIVE DRAINS...
HORRIFIED IT DID NOT DRAIN... WELL IT DID DRAIN VERY SLOWLY--- IN 6 HOURS... ---THE ONE THING I HAD BUILT THE BUIDING FOR WAS TO BE ABLE TO RINSE THE WHOLE HING DOWN WITH CHOLROX IN CASE WE HAD A CASE OF ANYTHING CONTAGEOUS ( OR IN HEAT NOT WANTING TO BREED)
WITH $11,000 BLAZEN IN MY BRAIN... I CALLED THE COMPANY.. AND THEY SENT A NEW GUY.. ASSUMNG HE HAD NORMAL RESPECT FOR DISCUSSIONS, I SUGGESTED MAYBE THERE WAS SOMETHING BLOCKING THE DRAINS LEFT OVER FROM THIS PRESSURE TEST WITH THE 8' COLUMN OF WATER.
HE STARTED IN..... EXPLAINING HOW WATER WAS TO RUN DOWN HILL-- THEN HE STARTED IN EXPLAINING TO ME HOW THE "P" TRTAP WORKED AND ASKED DID I KNOW HOW SIPHONING WORKED-- HE OBVIOUSLY HAD NOT SEEN MY NUTTY PROFESSOR PERFORMANCE TRYING TO GET MY RUBBER DUCKY FROM THE BUCKET WHICH WAS THE ATLANTIC-- TO THE "PACIFIC" BUCKET THRU THE "PANAMA CANAL " OF DISHPAN THINGS... OR THE TRANSFERING OF PURPLE DYE THRU A STRING OF WATER BOTTLES AND ALL OVER THE FLOOR AND ME...--I FINALLY CUT HIM OFF..AND TRIED TO ASK THE QUESTION.... ?IF THERE WAS SOME SORT OF PLUG LEFT OVER FROM THE PRESSURE TEST... WHY WAS IT DRAINING SLOWLY ANYWAY.. HE-- WITH DIFFICULTY REMOVED 5 PLUGS ON A STRING.....
THAT QUESTION STILL REMAINS....I SUSPECT THE PLUMBING INSPECTOR NEVER CAME TO "READ" THE PRESSURE TEST.
OTHERWISE-----HOW COULD THOSE 2 THINGS BE TRUE?
JUST ONE MORE " AT ODDS WITH THE BUILDING INSPECTOR" -- WHO ONCE TOLD ME "YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE, YOU ARE ONLY A WOMAN"
AS ONLY A WOMAN... I KNOW FULL WELL WATER RUNS DOWNHILL ,UNTIL SOME CONGRESSMAN TRYS TO PASS SOME LAW TO THE CONTRARY....
IN ADDITION... EACH OF THESE "P TRAP DRAINS" HAS A VENTN - UNFINISHED AND STILL "INSIDE" -- WHICH IS O GO THRU THE ROOF - WITH MORE IRON PIPE--- I TRIED TO GET HIM IN CONVERSATION ABOUT WHY CAPPING THOSE WOULD AFFECT THE ABILITY TO DRAIN THE FLOOR, IF BOTH ENDS OF THE DRAIN PIPE WERE OPEN ANYWAY... HE WOULDN'T EVEN GO THERE... AND PROCEEDED TO LECTURE ME ON SEWER GASSES.
SEWER GASSES HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ORIGIONAL QUESTION ABOUT SIPHONING.
A TACTIC OFTEN USED AGAINST LITTLE OLD LADIES AND OTHER VOTERS... QUICKLY THROW IN SOME "BUZZ WORDS" AND DISTRACT THE LISTENER...
HOW RARELY HAVE YOU HEARD A NEWSCASTER SAY THE WORDS " BUT THAT DOES NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION I ASKED..."
IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AROUND HERE... AND I AM DECLARING WAR AGAINST THAT SLOPPY LOGIC... LAURA HAS BEEN TUNED UP AND DOES PRETTY WELL.. IF I ASK "HAS ANYONE WASHED THE FLOOR TOFDAY?" I GET ANSWERS LIKE " THERE IS A NEW MOP ON THE PORCH" OR "WHY, IS IT DIRTY?" --- ANSWER SHOULD HAVE BEEN "I HAVE NOT WASHED IT TODAY.." OR EVEN "I HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE WASH IT TODAY."
PEOPLE FROM NEW JERSEY ARE RUMORED TO BE GUILTY OF THAT.. I AM TOLD..... IF YOU ASK THE JERSEY TURNPIKE TOLL TAKER " WHICH WAY TO PHILADELPHIA? " YOU WILL GET--- " WHAT DO YOU WANT TO GO THERE FOR?"
IT IS COMICAL.... AND I AM ONTO IT..
CHAIN LINK FENCE IS DUE HERE THIS MORNING.... AND THE DOG FOOD TRUCK BETWEEN 10 AND 3-- SO I NEED TO GO SEE OUT FRIENDY POLICEMAN AND GIVE THEM SOME LIFESAVORS TO THINK KINDLY OF LETTING THERM THRU...
Last year I started watching SDP right around the time of my 2nd mastectomy. The first mail call I watched was with Steve and you were talking to some guests about your previous work on films. It perked me up, and then the puppies came in June. I love watching the puppies. Your 24 hr access has helped me through a rough time.
Now I am obsessed with watching SDP.
I feel like I know some of the people, and appreciate and enjoy all your
stories. I tell everyone about SDP. I would love to be able to make it to a dogfest and meet everyone in person.
I am going to try and buy a chicken brick every other month this year, but this month I am going to buy 2, one is extra, since I was going to send something, but you said you just need bricks sold.