17 January 2009

Adventures in Plumbing: Fountain (for Sparkle Plenty)

So Sparkle Plumby... errr... I mean Plenty... has recently had some plumbing woes with her aunt and friend. This gave me the opportunity to share with some of what I do at work on a daily basis. For the last 4 years I've been employed by a water heater appliance distributor. If there's a complaint about plumbing, I'm pretty sure we've heard all of them.

Personally, I don't deal directly on the phone with customers with what I do, but there's enough of my co-workers around me that do, so I know how much abuse they take from irate customers. But understandably so. No one really thinks about their hot water until it's gone- taking showers, washing hands, clothes and dishes are rather mundane activities but if you can't do any of that, things deteriorate rapidly; so it's our job to try to restore that hot water as quickly as possible and keep our customers satisfied. Of course doing this is costly, which is part of the complaints.

Anyway, when one of our heaters goes bust or isn't up to snuff, they get returned to us. About 10 years ago, this fountain was created with returned tankless heat exchangers. A very out-of-the-box recycling endeavor... I know... water heating is a tankless job... (HAR!)

13 January 2009

Protein Roll-up

Here's a new healthy creation I conjured up yesterday:

1 Whole Wheat Tortilla/Wrap/Flatbread
2 Tbsps Hummus, any flavor (although I recommend Joseph's Supreme or 1001 Spices)
2 slices Light Bologna
10 slices of pepperoni

Spread Hummus in a rectangle in the middle of the wrap. Layer with bologna and pepperoni and roll. Enjoy!

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