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June 17, 2013

BOWYER: When bad days turn into bad weeks

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Tonight I stopped at Logan Lumber and ordered a 10-inch one that should go through my wall. It should be here Thursday afternoon. They said they would call me Thursday, a forlorn hope if ever I heard one. They don’t give you cash for returns now either. They run it through their register and have it added to your credit card. I sure hope it gets added like they say it will. I liked the old way of dealing in cash a lot better.	That old saying that when you have a plumbing job to do it will take at least three trips to town, and that’s before you ever tape a pipe. To those of you who will attack a plumbing job someday, you had better believe it. It isn’t hard to figure out why plumbers have trucks with all of those bins full of parts on them. It saves them at least one of the trips to town.	During this time among my plumbing, I discovered my water softener was nearly empty so I had to buy six bags of salt pellets and refill it. It’s always nice to discover another job that has to be done. Salt pellets have gone up considerably, just like everything else, which goes to show you that printing money really does make its value go down. Hopefully I can get my spigot replaced before they raise the price on them.	So there you have my week so far and it’s only Tuesday. I’m trying to look ahead and see if there’s anything else that might go wrong. The last time I had a week like this I ended up with a flat tire, or was it the time I hit the wild turkey in Michigan with my new Ford Edge?

I almost hate to get out of bed in the morning on weeks like this.

Joe Bowyer is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached via email at jjbowyer@hotmail.com.

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