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Old 01-15-2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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On the somewhat relieved side.....finally!

At 11:45 pm last evening, we were given the all clear signal on the "do not use" order for water usage at the S&B. It was almost exactly a week and we are part of the fortunate half of the customers who have water restored at this point. The water company provided instructions for flushing out the water lines at the house and we did that this morning so we "officially" have water that has been deemed safe by someone. Since we do not know or trust this someone, we will use the water for cleaning purposes only for a couple of weeks. We are fortunate enough to have about 14 cases of drinking water in the basement so we will use that for drinking and cooking. I pity Cathy and the girls as I have a hunch the washing machine will be running non-stop for at least a week. It is amazing the dirty clothes generated in a week!! I was on the wear jeans for two days cycle, so there is no way they can blame me. One facet of the flushing process that is interesting is the water filter for the ice maker and water dispenser on the fridge must be replaced. You can imagine the number of filters required. Local stores have none, I got lucky and used daughter's Amazon Prime account to have one shipped that will arrive tomorrow. Wonder how many Amazon has available? It is good to be approaching the life back to normal stage and we do want to express our gratitude for all the agencies that stepped up as well as all of our MOC friends that expressed kind thoughts and prayers through the last week of total inconvenience. I know our appreciation for water has changed, try to do without for a week and I guarantee yours will as well.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:07 AM   #2
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Good! I am happy that life is getting back to normal for y'all!
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:19 AM   #3
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Glad you are back online.

Just a 2 day jean cycle??
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:03 AM   #4
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Another one of life's experiences eh? Enjoy getting back to normal.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:40 AM   #5
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Glad to hear things are headed back to a reasonable lifestyle. Life does throw some unexpected curves at times.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:47 AM   #6
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Bingo, sounds like things are getting better. Normal may not come for a couple of weeks. Best of luck.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:49 AM   #7
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What I don't understand is why you were changing your jeans so often. Being retired and full time has given me a new outlook on jeans changing. When I throw them down and they bounce or crack, I change them.
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Very happy for you folks, Bingo. Been thinking about the disruption this has been for so many of you there. Glad things are headed back to normal.
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What I don't understand is why you were changing your jeans so often. Being retired and full time has given me a new outlook on jeans changing. When I throw them down and they bounce or crack, I change them.
I drive an hour and a half to work each way, the jeans have to easily bend to allow for driving comfort! And DW would not approve the beyond two day limitation!!!
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Glad that things are getting back to normal for you and the girls. It must have been a very trying experience.
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.... Since we do not know or trust this someone, we will use the water for cleaning purposes only for a couple of weeks.
Smart decision on your part. If it was me, I might even go for a longer time before using the tap for consumption purposes.


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...... One facet of the flushing process that is interesting is the water filter for the ice maker and water dispenser on the fridge must be replaced. You can imagine the number of filters required. .....
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Those filters aren't cheap either, the one in my fridge is about $50, and the one under the kitchen sink for the instant hot/cold water dispenser is around $90. I wonder if there will be some sort of class action against the company that caused the spill to recoup the expenses incurred by homeowners and businesses have had to deal with this whole mess
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:27 PM   #12
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Within the first day of the leak, our ever aware legal representatives filed at least six different class action suits against the company that was responsible for the spill and the water company itself. I will be out a total of around $60, $40 for the filter and $20 or so in drinking water that we bought. Within 24 hours, water distribution centers were set up in all nine counties handing out drinking water supplies. I will give the state and federal governments kudos for their quick response. The National Guard came through in a big way!!
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #13
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Glad to hear that things are headed back to normal!
Itís easy to read about someone elseís trouble but when itís you and
it hits home it really has quite a different look to it.
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We were thinking about you when we heard this. Glad you're seeing some semblance of normalcy return. Jeans = 1 week max.
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:20 PM   #15
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Supposedly, the water company has restored "drinkable" water to everyone at this point in time. We will not drink the tap water, and will not use it for dishes or cooking, we are using if for washing clothes and showers, but with some trepidation. We will be on a self-imposed bottled water regimen for one-two weeks until we can gain some confidence back in the water company. The company responsible for the spill has already filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to at least put additional lawsuits on hold. Turns out they do not have umbrella coverage and the lawsuits already filed are beyond their means.
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