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Monday, March 26, 2018
Running, camping in with Summer, plumbing, AP Awards
Last week was an interesting week... Some snow, some sun, but chilly all week long.
At least we had some weekend sun. Had a great run around Columbus.
I got called into work last weekend and I was supposed to camp with Summer. So I made it up to her this weekend and put our our tents in the living room and watched some NCAA March Madness before hitting the hay for the night. She loves it and I am so happy to inspire her to enjoy the outdoors.
Unfortunately I didn't get a lot of outdoor time this weekend... The valve for the shower/tub went out after 22 years. I had to replace it. Not sure why there is an electrical line running right behind it, but who knows... Lots of little odd things that probably shouldn't pass code.
Anyway, I got it fixed and we are back up and running! I had to get a little creative though.
The new unit is more shallow than the old bulky one so I had to notch out the 2x4 to bring the valve closer to the wall. Worked perfectly! Got the new unit installed and running! By the way... I ponied up to get Sharkbite fittings. They get costly, but man was it nice. Twice I had to take apart the unit for unforeseen hurdles (like the 2x4). I was able to take apart the pipes and fix issues before the final assembly. I also drooped the electrical wire in case there are ever any issues it will drop in this area instead of running down the wire to an outlet.
I was not able to attend the Ohio Associated Press awards, but it was a nice distraction getting texts and tweets about winning Best Weathercast! I wasn't quite expecting that, but that's pretty awesome news when dealing with the plumbing project.
A chilly start to your workweek, but lots of early sun followed by more clouds through the day with mild temps and breezy winds. A few showers possible in Western Ohio later today, but Central Ohio should dodge the rain until tonight. Rain showers move in overnight and a few rumbles of thunder are possible early Tuesday. On and off rain Tuesday and Wednesday, but more on than off. The rain breaks up a little more Thursday and Friday, but the chance of rain is still there. Rain fall totals for the week look to be generally 1"-2", but isolated pockets may see more. At least temperatures will be warming up some this week. Today we top out in the mid 50s then upper 50s tomorrow and lower 60s Wednesday and Thursday. Rain looks to take a little bit of a break for the start of next weekend on Saturday, but cooler. More rain looks to return next Sunday. Have a good one!