MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN
It’s time to clasp your hands together and shout “Halleluiah.” I have wondrous news to report: my computer problems have been fixed and it didn’t cost me a cent.
No, really. I wouldn’t lie about something like that.
But wait, it doesn’t stop there . . . the process of fixing my computer also corrected a long-term problem with my plumbing.
No, I have not been smoking any sort of organic substance (or anything else). Why do you ask?
Long story short: around 15 years ago when the media company, which out of the kindness of my heart will remain nameless at this time, laid cable in front of my house, they drilled it through my sewer line.
Seriously. I might write fiction, but who could make this stuff up?
This explains why I’ve had to have my plumbing roto-rooted several times over the years, and why my plumbers found dirt in the line—leading them to make dire predictions regarding my probable need to make extremely expensive repairs in the immediate future—every time.
Apparently, the constant moisture that surrounded this hole attracted a root from my oak tree, causing it to grow straight through my sewer line, alongside the aforementioned cable. This root (which the plumber showed me and was close to three inches in circumference) had recently grown to the point where it begun to fray the cable, which led to the computer problems I ranted about last week (my apologies to MODEM, it ends up you are not the evil beast I painted you).
The cable company discovered the problem, dug it up, paid to have a plumber (who is billing them directly) come out and fix the line and shoveled the dirt back in and patted it all down. I’m convinced if a plumber I’d hired had discovered the problem, I would have been hard pressed to get the cable company to even return my call. I also rate my chances at getting the cable company to reimburse even part of the cost, if I’d first paid for the repairs, at slim to none.
Now my email works just fine and I can run the washing machine without my kitchen sink making gurgling noises or overflowing outside. And, most wonderful of all, I didn’t have to pay a cent to make any of this happen. I didn’t even have to make any arrangements, other than getting the cable company to come over and find out why my email wouldn’t always work.
So, yes, my friends, life is mighty fine at Chez Jaycie this week. And to say that I now believe in miracles is a bit of an understatement.
HOW ABOUT YOU, HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A STRANGE UTILITY SITUATION . . . OR HAVE YOU WITNESSED A MIRACLE? IF SO, I’D LOVE TO LEARN ABOUT IT. A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER, WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.
Jaycie Cash blogs on a regular basis for Writerspace.com Her debut novel, Mrs. Goodfeller, is available through most major e-Book outlets, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’d love for you to like her Facebook Author page.