Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pipe Dreams

Okay, so it's not so much dreams as nightmares.

I hate plumbing.

The way I feel about plumbing is known to just about every body I know.  It is also known to a number of complete strangers, because I will walk up to someone I've never seen before and say, by way of introduction,  "I hate plumbing."

The lodge has 5 showers, 3 claw-foot tubs, 13 toilets and about 20 sinks.  And they are all old.   And they all break/leak/hate me.

And now, for whatever reason we have taken on another property with another 10 showers/toilets/sinks that are even older and freeze every winter and need fixing.

I now have most of the plumbing in the cabins working, just in time to drain the water and blow out the lines for winter later this week.

I was upstairs in the lodge an hour or so ago, working on a toilet that started leaking from the tank-bowl connection, when I had a thought.  Plumbing is God's punishment for us eating the apple.  "Okay"  he said  "Now that you have eaten it, this too shall pass.  And when it does, things will clog."

I hate plumbing.



  1. Good one! My husband said last night, "What God hath given thou, the toilet shall taketh away." It had a whole different meaning, in your case. My husband just spent the past week troubleshooting an electrical short that brought down our drip system and outdoor lighting. Fun, fun, fun.

    1. I just recently heard "There are no atheists when the toilet water is rising." True, that.

  2. Awful! I go to a tea house, very beautiful old cottage, and we were there with a big group last month when their upstairs toilet flooded the entire upper floor. I felt so bad for those poor ladies who were already working so hard.


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