No Rain On My Parade!

They say, when it rains, it pours. It rained today.

Two days ago we paid almost $600 to get our air conditioner fixed. This morning my wife walked down to the basement to get something from her sewing room and the floor was flooded. It wasn’t a flood of Biblical proportions, and thank God it wasn’t the water heater.

The pump that sits on the floor next to the air conditioning unit was not pumping the condensation outside, and because condensation can only build up so much before it pours over, it poured over onto the floor.

All over the floor.

Several boxes of items were damaged, but the worst damage was to my wife’s art portfolio, which contained all of the sketches, drawings, and paintings she has done over the course of the past thirty years.

All of it is damaged.

After careful examination of the air conditioning unit, and the condensation pump, we realized the pump was not getting power and after running a new power line to it, it works just fine. The condensation can now flow through the pipe and out of the house. Of course, after the rain moved through today the temperature cooled and we won’t need to run the air conditioner again for a few days.

At least it’s ready when the time comes.

Good MedicineOn a normal day, that would be the end of the excitement for the day. Not today it wasn’t.

I forgot until very late this afternoon that the Sweetwater Camera Club meeting was tonight, so we hurried to get some photos ready for the contest, and rushed out the door.

As usual, we had a good time visiting with friends, and the presentation by Kathryn Kolb of Kathryn Kolb Photography, was excellent. She’s an awesome photographer, a wonderful speaker, and a true professional.

The meeting ended on a high-note when I won second place in the field trip category for my photo, “Good Medicine”, which you see here on the left. You can click the image to see the full sized image on my flickr page.

As we pulled into the driveway, I realized my right front headlight is burnt out. My list for tomorrow has already started. Something tells me it’s going to be a long list.

I hope you had a good day!

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