|DID NOAH ACTUALLY TAKE FLEAS ABOARD THE ARK?|
(ANOTHER HOLIDAY FAIR. LA ALAMEDA DE HERCULES.)
|MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE CHECKED TO SEE WHERE THEY TOOK THE CAMELS.|
San Geraldo and I got the water turned off and every towel, pot, and bucket in the house was put into use. They had to be wrung-out/emptied within seconds. With the aid of our upstairs neighbors, whose apartment was fine, we reached the building manager, who I'll call "F." After a second call by our neighbor, "F" (did I mention he's a lawyer?) arrived with two insurance company plumbers in tow. The plumbers were both great and easily found the source. A broken pipe. Not the end of the world (literally or figuratively).
|I'M NO EXPERT, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S SUPPOSED TO DO THIS.|
"F" — whom we've suspected takes advantage of our good natures (and our ignorance of Spanish housing laws) — then told me his insurance company plumbers wouldn't fix it; our insurance company had to take care of it because it was in our wall. The short of it, San Geraldo phoned our insurance company while I argued (very kindly and gently) with "F," explaining the wall and pipe was not in fact ours and we were not responsible for it. I eventually won. He suddenly remembered that they had a second insurance policy to cover these situations. He even showed it to me (which didn't earn him any points).
|AFTER WE STOPPED THE DELUGE.|
So, it looks like we won't need the ark afterall. But, we will be without water until Monday when the plumbers return. The cats are still a bit put out. The apartment smells (fat chance the owners will address potential mold issues). Fortunately, it's a beautiful day and we can keep all the doors and windows open to air things out.
|COWARDS! THEY'VE FINALLY SETTLED BACK DOWN.|
THE SITUATION MADE THEM NEARLY CRAZY-CRAZY. MOOSE (RIGHT) STILL CAN'T FACE IT.