life changing event

We are on a fixed income. Every month, when the money from two Social Security checks is down to zero, we must stop spending. Yesterday when we came back from our trip to St. Paul, it was discovered that a pin hold sized leak had started in one of the copper tubing joints of the water supply in the crawl space. The floor was half covered with water and the wall was all wet.

I was tired from traveling. I initially reacted with a flash-vision of hiring a plumber and spending at least a thousand dollars.

Today I spent 61 cents at Menards for a hose clamp. I squeezed a layered strip of duct tape over the hole.

Dry.

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