Serving the area since 1947

The Boring Word About... is an editorial column created and written by editor Georgia Boring and advertising manager Charlene Word in the 1980s. The Boring Word About... makes an occasional reappearance in current issues and can have any member of the family as an author. Each week on Sunday, we offer one of these historic columns for your enjoyment.

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October 1, 1986

I was tracing a stream of water under my kitches sink back to its source (a hole in a pipe) at midnight one evening last week. The cat and dog dutifiully listened to my dissertation on the audacity of anyone who would put pipes that wear out in a kitchen, as I did a patching job with saran wrap and tape and rewashed all my pots and pans.

My cat and dog had heard all about vacuum clearners with belts that slip a afew days eariler, lawnmowers with cords that won’t pull the week before and had no answer to my question as to what to do when the water meter leaks.

But even they became disgusted and hid their heads under their paws the day the downstairs bathroom was turned into a shower and the water stopped only after knocking on every pipe and opening every fixture in the upstairs bathroom.

I'd discovered my house isn’t the only handyman’s paradise when I visited an uncle in ohio during the summer. While there the toliet refused to flush and I discovered the rubber band and paper clip holding the tank mechanisms together had failed. We soon had it working good as new by replacing the paper clip adding a garbage bag tie.

As I told the cat and dog yesterday as we looked over the fallen tree situation in th ebackyard - everyday is a surprise.