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My brilliant husband was correct and it was the condensate pump (why
don't they call it a condensation pump?). The plumber was just here
and confirmed it. However! Even though we said it was the condensate
pump when I called, they did not trust me and did not send one out
with the guy who came over. So he had to run back and get one.

Whatever, I'm just glad we're getting it fixed. I did price the ones
at Home Depot before I had this guy come over, and they were very
reasonable. And I read the reviews, which almost uniformly said "This
pump sucks. It broke right away. I got another one and it broke
right away too. Do not buy this pump."

So I didn't. Which is kind of sad, because as far as home repairs go,
I am pretty sure we could have done this one easily. The thing plugs
into the wall and you just have to feed one tube into it and one tube
out. And screw it to the wall so it doesn't vibrate itself around.
Easy peasy.

But we'll pay for this one, and honesty with the temperature already
93* F outside (heat index of 99*), I'm going to be happy about that.
And when it's fixed I am going to run the heck out of it, because this
house is hot and humid and I have carpets that need drying.

I felt really silly this morning after we had mopped the utility room
and soaked up what water we could with towels from the game room
carpet; I remembered right as Pres Man was leaving for work that we
have a carpet cleaner. We haven't used it here because we have mainly
hard floors. He hauled it downstairs for me and it's been doing a
really nice job of getting the water out of the carpet. I dread
moving the heavy stuff around so we can take the carpet up and get it
dry underneath, but you do what you've gotta do.

Pres Man mentioned this morning that it might be a good idea to get a
dehumidifier. I think maybe we should. Or see if we can rent one for
a few days.--

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