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Went for the usual Monday shopping run this morning. This is our slowest time of the year (ski area closes but school is still in session so no Summer vacationers). The staff kept the store closed until 2:00PM today and they stripped down all of the coolers and cleaned everything to a spit-shine. (I have the most awesome and amazing people working for me!!!)

Was in town at my next to last stop and got a phone call. There was water gushing in through the wall of the beer cave.

Turns out one of the apartments upstairs had their water heater thermostat turned up so high that the relief valve tripped. The guy who lives in the apartment fancies himself a handyman and when their water heater went out four years ago, he offered to install the replacement.

The plumber today found that this guy had the hot and cold lines reversed, the thermostat turned all the way to the top and the relief valve that would have fixed everything had been left unconnected. The previous water heater had a flex hose from the relief valve into a pipe that attached into the drain. This person had failed to reconnect that hose.

Directly underneath is a Church and I spent this afternoon taking about 30 gallons of water out of the carpet (I own a Rug Doctor and they are great for that). I also have water inside the walls soaking into the insulation plus between the wall of the beer cave and the structural wall. I will be heading back into Bellingham tomorrow morning to rent a couple of dehumidifiers and large fans.

What makes me really angry is that the guy called me 30 minutes ago claiming that people had ransacked their apartment and opened their safe and that he had installed the heater correctly and that he didn't know what I was talking about.

I do not mind someone being incompetent but when they lie to me, that is a different story entirely... I hope for this guy's sake that he stays out of my face for a few days. I don't get angry that often but when I do, I am a full-blood Scorpio.

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Might be time for that eviction notice!

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