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#1 alex

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    Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:37 AM

    A bit of background info: We rent the upstairs apartment of an older home. 2 guys (who are never home - work in town, live out of town) live on the main floor & the basement is unfinished, but attached to the main floor apartment. So I tried to take a shower yesterday morning & noticed it was pretty chilly. I figured either the guys downstairs used all the hot water or we were having some minor pipe problems (older home, so it's a possibility!)
    Then last night I noticed a funny, burning-like, smell wafting around. Mat was working nightshift so I was alone. I personally sniffed every electrical outlet in my apartment, as well as every vent leading from the main floor. I determined it wasn't from up here so something was downstairs. I actually thought it was cigarette smoke, but smelled alot stronger.
    So finally this morning I wake up shivering in the cold!!! Checked the thermostat (guys downstairs control the heat) & it said it's only 17C in the house! Brrrrr!!!! So finally Mat drags his butt outta bed around 2 this afternoon. FINALLY Deputy Dipshit from downstairs calls to tell us there's a foot of water in the basement & it has caused the hot water tank & furnace to konk out. LOVELY! And to top it all off he claims he didn't notice until this afternoon & says he wasn't home last night (he knew Mat was nightshift so figured we didn't know any better) when I know he was home because his lights were on AND HIS TRUCK WAS IN THE DRIVEWAY!!
    Now we have to wait until tomorrow morning to have someone check everything out. Mat is being MrToughGuy & saying we're going to stay here tonight despite multiple offers to go stay with friends for the night.
    It's -12C outside with the wind & it's only 17C in my house right now!
    Even Emma my rabbit is turning into a little bunnsicle right now! (Im plugging in a block heater for her tonight!)
    Okay, phewf. That's my cold rant. Feels better!! I just typed this out while wearing leather gloves because I'm just that chilly! LOL

    #2 Jenn3878

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      Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:52 AM

      So sorry to hear about your heat & hot water and I hope they fix it soon! You can come warm up with us in Florida, its in the mid 70's (F)

      #3 JaimeLynne

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        Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:53 AM

        "Deputy Dipshit" hahaha

        That sucks! Poor bunny I used to have a mini lop named Senor Flojo - house rabbits can make great pets!

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        We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


        #4 alex

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          Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:00 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Jenn3878
          So sorry to hear about your heat & hot water and I hope they fix it soon! You can come warm up with us in Florida, its in the mid 70's (F)
          Don't make offers you can't keep.. I'n on my way!!! LOL

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          Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
          I used to have a mini lop named Senor Flojo - house rabbits can make great pets!
          I would LOVE to see a pic of Senor Flojo (GREAT name!!!)
          http://bestdestinati.../forum/t2868-16
          I have pics of Emma on this thread..

          #5 BarefootBride

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            Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:06 AM

            That freakin sucks... but at least you still have internet! :)
            Make the best of it. Get cuddly under the covers!

            #6 JaimeLynne

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              Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:36 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by xandrafaye
              Don't make offers you can't keep.. I'n on my way!!! LOL



              I would LOVE to see a pic of Senor Flojo (GREAT name!!!)
              http://bestdestinati.../forum/t2868-16
              I have pics of Emma on this thread..
              Awww, Emma is so cute! I miss Senor Flojo terribly In '05 he developed a large mass on the side of his cheek and the vet said he had cancer. They took him into operate and said there was nothing they could do for him. When I told the rescue people this they refused to believe it was cancer - the lady said in her 20 years of experience she had only seen 1 rabbit with cancer before! However, I was spent - emotionally and financially. It was either put him down or give him back to them which is what I did. I don't know if he ever made it... I was just checking their website though and they have a section for "Rainbow Bridge" and he is not on it That gives me hope that he made it through! Hopefully he is just one spoiled little bun living with the head rescue lady. I believe she moved to CA.

              Anyways I will find a picture for you and post it here. Sorry to hijack your thread! Darn bunny lovers...

              ~ Jaime & Martin ~
              "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

              We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

              We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


              #7 JaimeLynne

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                Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:29 AM

                Here's Senor Flojo Xandra!

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                ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                #8 alex

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                  Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:36 AM

                  UPDATE: We have heat now, but no hot water! Looks like it's a city-problem (their stuff is backing up) so hopefully they take care of the rest soon!

                  Senor Flojo is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I've actually heard of cancer in alot of rabbits (main reason we had her spayed - females have a high risk of uterine cancer apparantly.. vet told us) Was he from Rabbit Rescue The rainbow bridge thing sounds familiar...

                  #9 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:39 AM

                    Yup, he was from Rabbit Rescue (aka Wildlife Rescue) :)

                    Glad to hear you've got heat at least! Although I must admit it's hard to imagine it being cold since I'm in TX and it was 80+ degrees today

                    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                    #10 alex

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                      Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:55 AM

                      VERY happy about the heat!! Emma isn't all puffed up in a little ball anymore so I'm assuming she's much happier too! She kept giving me looks, like "seriously lady, just turn on the heat!" Such a little monkey sometimes...
                      I am really hoping they fix the water soon thought because after pumping it out all day, we still have 3" in the basement. Apparantly we're getting all the water from everybody on our street (we're the last house) because it's downhill & there's a blockage just on the side of our place so everyone's water is coming into our basement... until it gets too high then it will hit the neighbour before us, then the next & so on...
                      Times like this I am happy to be renting!! (although I feel for the landlord because it is Mat's brother!)




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