It is wonderful to have a 'Good Butch !' around the house for many reasons, but tonight I am so lucky! It has been raining (pouring) for weeks now, & suddenly one of the basement sump pumps went crazy.
I wouldn't have known, but I kept blowing a fuse trying to microwave popcorn & everytime I flipped back the fusebox switch, I noticed the sump pump working overtime, but no water was being forced out. So I called for my Fabulous Doris & upon inspection the hose had separated from the stupid pump.
She fixed the whole thing (naked even!- wowie!! It was hot down there so she just stripped off her PJ shirt!) with a new clip & a screw driver! WOW! a frickin' plumber would have charged SO much. Of course, I helped by fetching her tool bag from the garage & holding the damn flashlight on this proceedure. grin. (very important.)
My gosh, I could have never figured out any of this myself being the dorky dunce that I am when it comes to any of this type of stuff. I am SO LUCKY that Doris is so good. phew! that was a close one!
I am also glad we'd taken the grandkid home earlier, so this was just she & I dealing with potential flood turmoil & all our cussing & swearing! Not to mention being naked! What a great view!!!!!!!!!! Zowie!!