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Subject:This afternoon's great good fun
Time:05:59 pm
I got this email this afternoon:
PATTI

I had to get into your loft just now to trace a leak. I don't have a phone
number for you other than the Sentex.

(Neighbor) in #(Unit) next door had a water heater leak and the water
seeped under the baseboards into your unit behind your computer. We put
down towels but didn't want to move anything for fear of electrocution.

Clarence is OK.

The water also leaked into #(Otherunit) and into the garage.

I'll be here if you want me.

Whee! I made a mad dash out of the office. So far everything looks like it's probably OK, but two brand new servers were sitting in a small amount of water. I *think* they're OK but I won't know until later. If not, Neighbor said that either her insurance will cover it or she'll just write me a check.

I do like having concrete floors, though. If you dump crap on the floor, you just wipe it up and that's that-- you pretty much can't damage them.
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violet_tigress1
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Time:2008-05-15 01:27 am (UTC)
Ugh! Oh no. Concrete's nice, but it's awful hard on your back, if you're standing for very long.
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bittercrackbaby
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Time:2008-05-15 01:55 am (UTC)
What hasn't gotten dinged this year for you?
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adb_foldem
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Time:2008-05-15 06:15 am (UTC)
it's OK, she's into pain.
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sabyl
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Time:2008-05-15 08:42 am (UTC)
Nice that you have a neighbor who out right offered to pay for the damage if not covered by insurance.

Glad Clarence is OK since electricity and water and kitty cat don't mix.
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silveredboy
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Time:2008-05-16 07:52 pm (UTC)
Concrete and ceramic tile are both really difficult to manage if you have any arthritis in a weight bearing joint. Say, a hip, a knee, or a back. Before I had my knees replaced, it was extremely difficult to go grocery shopping or to the hardware store. :(
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whipartist
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Time:2008-05-16 07:54 pm (UTC)
Can't you compensate for it with shoes?
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silveredboy
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Time:2008-05-16 07:58 pm (UTC)
I couldn't. And I even had fancy orthotics made. Shoes help, but they didn't help enough. And... even after the knee replacements, I'm still wearing the orthotics. When they replace knees, they cut off the top of your leg bone so they can attach the metal thing. If they don't get it exactly right (or the same), even though you don't have knee pain any more, your hip or your back starts to bother you. And the orthotics fix that. I can get away with wearing Crocs for a day if I don't walk too much. But I have to wear my boots (and orthotics) the next day. Two days in a row will make my hip start to hurt.

That's how it is for me. I still am way happy with metal knees. And way more functional. :) But it's not a cure-all.
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