Daily Archives: September 6, 2016


I found a recent, unfinished blog post that brought a smile to my face.  And Chris HELPED me fill-in the gaps of that CRAZY evening, thereby allowing me to publish this post tonight regarding a Super Saturday…at the Allen household…over a week ago!!!  Ready???  READY!!!

Now, I REALLY needed a peaceful and relaxing evening at home, folks.  But that was NOT to be the case on that Saturday, 08/27/2016!!!  The conversation went something like this:  Chris came in and asked, “Can you come outside and hold the flashlight for me”???  I said, “Yep,” and out the door we went into the darkness of evening, 8:00 pm-ish.

Hhhmmm…Chris was trying to unhook a hose from the spiket right in front of our house.  The water was turned OFF to the house, however water somehow continued to spray from the side of the spiket, thereby drenching both our entire beings with cold, cold water.  Me, while holding the flashlight and Chris, while utilizing 2 different tools to unscrew the hose from the spiket.  :/

WHOOSH!!!  Water gushed from the pipe as soon as Chris unscrewed the spiket, releasing the hose.  yep, the water gushed.  And Gushed.  AND GUSHED.  Pretty hard.  No, Real Hard.  REAL, REAL HARD!!!  Attempts at affixing the new spiket onto the pipe with water gushing from it proved to be…???…???…???…“MISSION IMPOSSIBLE”!!!

HA!!!  Chris soon grabbed a piece of cardboard for me to block the gushing squirts of water from both our faces and bodies during failed attempts to apply the new spiket…onto the pipe…with water gushing!!!  And Gushing.  AND GUSHING!!!  :/

Aaahhhhhh!!!  We then raced out and began digging in the front yard for another valve to STOP the water flow.  It took only a few minutes, which seemed like HOURS, of panicked digging, searching, and then turning the valve to the OFF position before we cheered at the sound of…???…???…???…“SILENCE”!!!   NO MORE GUSHING WATER!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!  Now, Chris just needed to put the new spiket in place for reapplication of the hose to the pipe!!!  🙂  Do NOT hold your breath, folks!!!  :/  The spiket was too BIG and did NOT fit!!!  OUCH!!!  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  :/  :/

Poor Chris was soaking wet from head-to-toe,  AND a dirty, muddy MESS!!!  I tried hard NOT to chuckle folks.  I tried real, Real, REAL hard.  BUT FAILED!!!  MISERABLY.  In fact, I am ashamed to admit that I ROARED with laughter while Chris grumbled about his appearance as he climbed back into his car with the realization that he MUST race back to Home Depot BEFORE closing time for the right-sized spiket needed to fix the leak and restore our household water supply.

BAM!!!  Chase arrived home just in time to “HELP” Chris with the finishing touches.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I SIMPLY wanted 1 night of relaxation, folks.  That’s it!!!  1 night to relax…and do NOTHING!!!  ONE NIGHT OF NOTHING!!!  HA!!!  The unspoken answer to my selfish desire, however, was COMPLETELY understood, in NO uncertain terms:



P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” tonight…“EVERY” night!!!