“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Where have those hands been?!?
Friday, September 18, 2009

The plumber finally showed up to give me an estimate on re-piping my entire house (built in 1951 with galvanized pipe, which is all clogged up now). Nice guy. He runs a great plumbing company ... have used him for years.

At any rate, he comes inside, gives my hand a good shake, and says, "Sorry it took me so long to get this scheduled, but I have a sick daughter."

"How old is she?" I asked


"I hope she's okay."

"Actually," he said. "She has swine flu. Kinda nasty stuff."

As we walked around the house, looking at the plumbing, my possibly infected hand felt like it weighed 243 pounds. I swore I could feel my lungs filling up with fluid. And wasn't that a tickle in my throat?

I kept repeating to myself, as we walked from room to room: "Do NOT touch your mucus membranes, Ad. Do NOT touch your mucus membranes, Ad ... Do NOT touch ..."


Blogger Candance said...

I just found you from "A Good Blog is Hard to Find". You made me laugh.

September 18, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

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