Sunday, January 6, 2008

Unexpected Ways

Scattered showers, turning into light drizzle later in the morning. Possibility of lightning early on. Use caution when boating.
I prayed last night that God would give me an opportunity to talk to my upstairs neighbor. I think I should have been a little more specific, or at the very least I should have watched the weather forecast. I woke up this morning to the sound of rain. Proceeding out of my bedroom to investigate, I found that it was indeed raining — streams of water were pouring out of the ceiling fan directly onto my office chair. It was also raining in the kitchen.

My first thought, like any sensible person, was, "It shouldn't be doing that." My second thought — again, like any sensible person — was, "Move the computer to high ground." With the computer safely relocated to the living room, I shut off the electricity in my apartment (I'm pretty sure there's a warning label on my ceiling fan that states, "Do not use in shower."), called the emergency maintenance line — "fire or flood" as they say — and was told it would be an hour wait. I proceeded upstairs to investigate (broken pipe), and my neighbor and I had a good hour and a half conversation.

All in all, a pretty good morning.

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