Bad Day at Black Rock
Went to the doctor to fine out why I'm a COLD FISH. Body Temp getting as low as 95.5. Usual is 98.6 for me. Been checking and been varying from 97.6 to 96.4. Checking Thyroid for problems. If not that...............?
Delivered the two pieces to the Public TV station for their auction. Wife was doing her thing with Project Linus.
When we got home and sat down to eat lunch (About 1:30) I could hear the sump pump running. Not out of the ordinary, since we've been having a lot of rain. After a while, she went to the basement - about the time I realize that the pump HAS NOT SHUT OFF! She yelled and I walked into a half flooded basement to the tune of 1/2" of water. I estimate about 50 gallons total from start to finish. Doesn't seem like a lot, but it's a mess.
Good news. Since we have had floods like this, before, we designed the basement to reduce the effects as much as possible. Including my shop. All but two Cherry boards 8/4 X 12 x 7' up off the floor enough so no damage. All tool are on rollers, so nothing hurt there either. I DID do something good last week. I had about 4 inched of chips all over the work area in my shop. For some reason, I spent several houre cleaning up th shop. If I hadn't, WHAT A REAL MESS!
BWT, if you haven't figured out what happened, the pump portion of the sump pump broke. The motor is running, but doin' nothin'.
Off to Menards to get replacement. (just thinkin' last week, sump is gettin' kinda old, should replace it --- DUH!!!!!!) Got it, back home LOML using the heck out of a carpet shampoo machine to keep ahead. Start puttin it together and notice a change in design. For as long as I can remember, the outfeed is 1-1/2", NOT NOW. Try 1-1/4". Of cource, I don't have a fitting on hand. Down to the local (Got to love mom and pop stores) hardware store. Get what I need. Back home. Finish install. LOML has been at it for 1-1/2 hr, so I relieve her.
5:05 All I can get to is dry, Registers adjusted to heat the basement to 75 without frying us. Portable fan running, Bathroom exhaust taking humidity outside.
Done for another 8-10 years.
(Goin' out later this week and gettin' a backup, NOW - with fitting)
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"