On Feb. 28 (2022) the crew showed up to install the photovoltaic system for our house. That afternoon or the next morning they drilled through the main water line in the garage wall. Fair enough, they cleaned up the mess, patched the pipe and repaired the wall.
On March 30, water was leaking out from the same wall and the install company sent a crew to patch and repair. The same crew, which is significant since they made the same repair.
Today we came home from running errands, we were gone maybe 75-80 minutes, and water was gushing and the garage floor and driveway we covered in water.
I called the installers and they sent an electrician right away and this time agreed to call a real plumber. I had one here last week for unrelated work and he was available for an after hours call. Phew!
As soon as the plumber arrived he saw the issue. The electricians, not being plumbers, used the wrong connector on the pipe patch and it was only ever a matter of time before the previous repair blew!
(Note: Will try to keep my Liverpool FC bias to a minimum…)
Juventus: With Dybala back in the side and some tough Serie A competition to keep them on their toes, can’t see anyone else on top.
Liverpool: One loss, by a late goal away to another Top 10 side, otherwise undefeated in meaningful competition. Including an away win, an away draw, and a home draw against three of the other English Top Six.
Manchester City: A bad loss in Europe, two draws in the EPL, while missing Kevin De Bruyne. Beat Arsenal away to open the season.
Dortmund: Even with Pulisic injured and Goetze barely featuring, the Yellow and Black are top of Germany.
Barcelona: A bad week made not so bad by a Messi masterclass against Tottenham. Still the team to beat in Spain and a threat to anyone in Europe.
Chelsea: Sarri has made a difference, fast, though some results (West Ham, PAOK Salonika, Newcastle) are well below expectations.
Atletico Madrid: Bit of a rough start to the season but clamped down on Real Madrid away. We’ll see if the rough patch is over when they meet Dortund on 24 October.
Napoli: Beat Liverpool but lost two domestically and have been exposed at the back.
Arsenal: Weak start but have won everything since and Unai Emery putting Lacazette and Aubameyang together up top may be the key change.
Inter Milan: After a tough few seasons, Inter are making themselves heard again.
Bayern Munich: Played very poorly last weekend in losing to Borussia Monchengladbach, a game I watched in shock. While the six-time defending Bundesliga champs currently sit sixth domestically they have too much talent to not be at or near the top by Christmas. Either first year manager Nico Kovac gets it done or someone will come in to do it (Zidane? Wenger?)
Real Madrid are struggling, #11 spot would be a toss-up between them and Tottenham.
Any fan can put together a Greatest Hits record for The Boss, and you’d get very little variety. Asking the same fans to pick a 12-14 (or 2021) track Best of the Rest playlist, I believe, would give a much wider and interesting range of selections.
Many Rivers to Cross: More gospel than reggae in Bruce’s version (this 1993 video is “the other band”)
Light of Day: Bruce joins Joan Jett on the screamer he wrote for her 1987 movie (2001 video)
Viva Las Vegas: The Boss pays homage to The King (this 1993 video is “the other band”)
Jeez this was hard to do than I expected! Keeping the list to just these 20 was really difficult but I have a tough time understanding that anyone listening to this playlist wouldn’t come away loving Bruce’s music.