Today, I’m participating in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. The prompt I chose was a challenge to open a blank blog post, then right click and paste.
I wasn’t sure what would happen, but here’s the text I pasted:
“Thanks in advance for your consideration.”
And that actually leads to a blog post that I was planning to write in the near future anyway. That sentence was part of a letter I wrote yesterday to the Dare County (N.C.) Water Department. I had edited the letter and moved that sentence to the end, thus the “right click, cut, copy and paste”.
Here’s what happened:
As some of you know, Motor Man and I own a beach house in the Outer Banks. We had been down there the last week of December, and didn’t go again until the first week of March.
We knew the thermostat was on the lowest heat setting, so we weren’t too concerned about frozen and burst pipes.
But, when we got there, we immediately heard water running down the sewer pipe in the garage, and we thought “uh-oh”.
As we headed upstairs, and checked the bathrooms, there were no problems.
Until we opened the door to our bedroom. And heard water running.
When we walked in our bathroom, we saw that the suction-cup magnifying mirror (a necessity for me to put on make-up, put in my contact lenses, etc.) had fallen off the vanity mirror. As it fell, it struck the faucet handle, turning on the water.
Thankfully, nothing had blocked the drain, so none of the water (for however long it had been running) had flowed over the basin.
Dare County only sends out water bills every three months, so, although we had no physical damage, we waited to see how much financial damage that little mirror had caused.
The bill arrived earlier this week.
So, we’ll wait to hear Dare County’s reply to my letter, and I’ll let you know how this ends. Even if they don’t offer us a discount, we’ll just look at it as a funny $419.87 story that we can share.
I thought this was a great writing prompt, so let’s have a little fun. When you leave your comment (you ARE planning to comment….?), right click and paste to see what appears. Explain if you like, or just leave us wondering.
~These Days Of Mine~