Thursday, September 8, 2011

A non-hockey post (at least mostly)

Most of my life all I wanted to do is work for my family business. We owned a millwork company tha supplied products to new construction. It is in my blood - my father owned a millwork, my grandfather owned a millwork, my great-grandfather owned a millwork - you can get the picture. Before I got my chance to buy said millwork from my father, the economy tanked, the housing market blew-up and it made sense to close the business. I had a running joke whole working - if anything ever happened to the company , I was going to go to beauty school. While after a few years spent closing the business, it was time for me to move on. So I decided to go to beauty school - I entered a program to become an esthetician. I just started this week - yay me!
While I was commuting to the school this morning, I was driving throughn a delgue which was preceded by three days of rain. I was twenty minutes into my ride when I found out the school was closed due to the rain. As I was driving home, I was reminded of a day about ten years ago at work where we had a similar rainstorm. The creek behind our warehouse jumped the creek and our warehouse flooded. As I was driving, I had the immense sense of relief that I didn't have to worry aout things like that anymore. I got home and I decided to go down to the basement to see if there was any water (i had never had water in my basement before so I wasn't too worried) only to find about 5 inches of water in my basement. Not just a puddle but 5 inches over the whole floor! After finding a sump pump at Home Depot ( not an easy feat with all the flooding around here) and a call to the local fire department to get them to pump my basement, I am on my way to a drier basement. I am still waiting for the fire comp may to come - but they told me it was going to be late - I was 20th on their list!
But in all my misery and frustration, I got an email from the Flyers to save the date for the Early-Bird BBQ - so at least I had a silver (or orange and black) lining at the end of a pretty crappy day!

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