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Attribution WILL be enforced.
Though it was ‘April 3‘ the temperature was just in the 40s Fahrenheit, the ground was frozen and there were plenty of piles of snow. So, it was a treat to see all these fresh flowers outside — albeit under cover. Of course, I could NOT resist. Enjoy. Hopefully Spring will arrive by mid-May 2019.
I was rudely woken up this morning, at 6:30am (at least 2-hours ahead of when I normally decide to open an eye), with the news that we had an EMERGENCY. NO WATER!
Yikes. NO WATER.
And it wasn’t because we had lost power. That would have been easy. But, we had power, but NO WATER.
I lumberingly got up, pulled on pants and made it to our utility room. Checked the breakers and and switches. Even ‘messed’ with the pressure switch. Nothing. NADA.
Last February I had called “Epping Well & Pump” just so that I had a rapport with them for just this emergency.
Shortly after 7am I called — 603-679-5299 — and spoke with Mark, the ever-friendly and well-informed Service Manager. He pulled us up on the computer and we were of to the races. He promised to dispatch a crew within the hour.
90-minutes later (maybe a tad less) the truck was in the drive. To my amazement they did NOT immediately suspect a burnt-out pump. Instead they wanted to replace the pressure switch. with my luck of late I did not even want to hope for the best. I left them to it and came upstairs to drink my coffee and listen to the news.
Then we started hearing water. Wow. It was the switch. We didn’t need a pump — at least not today. That could change tomorrow.
I was elated.
That is SERVICE. I was grateful. Very grateful.
There are NOT cheap. Smile. But, when you don’t have water you are willing to pay a King’s ransom. But, it could always have been worse.
So, kudos and THANK YOU to Epping Well & Pump.
They want me to replace my pressure tank but that is another story and another day.
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I guess with that name the ‘c-word’ must just trip from your tongue.
I was not familiar with that name.
It is an old British name that even appears in the Domesday Book. A variant, that makes sense, is “Connett”. Both the names are believed to be from the Latin for “Constantius”. Other than that folks have no idea what the name means.
Just amused me that he, with that name, would have such a potty mouth. 7-months in jail should sure cool his jets. Not sure how that impacts his marriage let alone his honeymoon.
The dangers of drinking and flying.
Alton (NH) Shooting By 11-Year Old: Outstanding, But Also Disturbing, Article By ‘Boston Globe’ Writers.
Outstanding journalism. Bravo.
MUST READ. Please read it — especially if you are in Alton or have an Alton contacts.
As I am reading this I started thinking “I have never seen this level of investigative reporting in the Sun“. Made me look at the byline. Bingo. ‘The Boston Globe‘. You could just tell. I appreciate good writing and diligent research. I was so impressed that I contacted the lead reporter to offer her my sincere congratulations.
Some very disturbing elements in the story. ‘They’, the two victims, are no the demi-saints they were portrayed to be by some in Alton. They had issues; serious issues — legal, financial and ethical.
The irony of their sign warning government agents from entering their property is sublime. I guess our wonderful State Troopers and local Police, quite rightly, ignored their ‘threat’.
I had a quick check of the local Facebook ‘channels’. NO mention of this article. Made me smile. I could be wrong, but I think that some posts have even been taken down.
I never knew these folks and it would appear I didn’t miss much. As I have also made clear my main concern and thoughts are with the poor 11-year old. As the State, quite rightly, is beginning to realize, 11-year old is way too young to understand all the ramifications of what has transpired.
I have asked it before, and I will ask it again: “how did he get his hands on a loaded gun?”
Something else that crossed my mind today: “was he licensed to practice in New Hampshire?” I tried to look it up just now but did not have much luck.
Well, this article has at least given us a better insight as to the background and demeanor of this family.
I am so glad that ‘The Boston Globe’ invested in this article and assigned to gifted reporters to cover it. This is what I call GREAT NEWS.
I used to login to Weebly using my Google+ account. I got concerned today when I realized that Google+ is now history. But, no problems. The beauty of the ‘Google’ ecosystem. One Gmail address covers it all. I am happy.
Just wanted to share that with you in case this crossed your mind too.
By and large I am rather fond of most Indians (and they are a lovable bunch of buggers in general), but they can drive you to distraction and beyond. They are a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls at heart — which is the real reason they venerate cows. That I have to suffer the ignominy, daily, of having to contend with two Indian-run outfits “Willow” (cricket) & “Hotstar” reminds me — daily — that they really couldn’t hold a successful bloody orgy in a Mumbai whorehouse. Their competence is to be incompetent.
This satellite destruction fiasco is but proof. Q.E.D.
If they jeopardize the ISS that would be criminal. I despair.
But, you have to laugh. Because, they will just wag their heads and say: “Very sorry. Very sorry. Not do next time. Very sorry“.