Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Water problems

Last night I heard the sound of water dripping. I opened my eyes and listened. Hoping the sound was dream related, I opened my eyes and focused on the dark ceiling of the bedroom as if the focus would improve my hearing. A moment later, I heard the sound again.

Slipping out of bed, I heading the closet where the inside part of the AC is housed and opened the door. Water was pouring from the bottom of the unit. OH CRAP! Grabbing beach towels from the laundry room I threw them down onto the closet floor to keep the water from spreading.

After a few moments diagnosing, I realized the drain pipe on the unit had stopped up and the excess water overflowed.

I clicked the AC off and made a mental note to check it in the a.m.

After I wrote my weekly column, I put on my work clothes and went to work. After a few hours, I'd unstopped the drain and serviced the unit. I'm hoping it will last a few more years. But it will celebrate its 15th birthday this summer. I'm not sure what the life expectancy is, but today's components don't seem to last as long as the ones built back in the day.

On my walked this evening, I snapped a photo of some yellow wildflowers that are growing by the path. Jilda beat me to the punch and posted a similar picture earlier in the week but this one will have to do for today.

Hope you all have a great Thursday.


  1. Good you are not a sound sleeper.

  2. Good catch on the water. We had a water AC problem that we didn't notice and it turned into removing the door frame, the wood under the door frame, flooring around the door frame and the house framing in that area and it turned into a reno on the entire dining/living room. I listen for drips now.

  3. Aaargh. Fingers and toes crossed your fix lasts. You are so very right about things not lasting as well as they used to.

  4. Glad you got the water stopped before it damamged anything. Good that it was just stopped up. Hope you get a few more years out of it.

  5. Sorry about the water problem. A good thing you caught it in time. I hope you got the problem solved for another 2 years or more. You're right, nothing last long anymore.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. It seems that nothing lasts as long as they did back in the day, especially appliances.

  7. I agree with Stephen, nothing lasts near as long as back in the day.

  8. Appliances in this era are designed to break down and then be more expensive to repair than to buy a new one.

    1. Anonymous7:02 PM

      I'm not sure of the phrase that describes this, but I think it's "Planned Obsolescence"!!

  9. How interesting. I dreamt a few nights ago that our river had flooded. It was a remarkable dream but thankfully not true.

  10. It could live another 5-10 years, I hope so. But although a lot of work, thank goodness it wasn't an expensive problem. Water where it isn't supposed to be us always a problem. Glad you got it..


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