Bryan F. Irrera (bfirrera) wrote,
Bryan F. Irrera
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Other stuff...I've felt like Noah lately...

(not because of the abundance of animals but because of all the rain)...

We've been having SO much rain lately (which you know if you've read one of my posts earlier this week)...what's made it worse: about two weeks ago, we had a flood in the movie theatre...three of the four houses were drenched inside down near the bottom of the houses...up about five rows a piece. It was so bad that we had to close for a whole day to do nothing but shop-vac the mess out. We've had more minor floods as well (one or two houses at a time)...

It's caused by the fact that there are inadequate drain pipes on the building coming from the roof, that the drains outside of the exits (which are at the bottom of stairwells, where water rushes down) are getting clogged up and the fact that the water is coming so fast and strong that the drains just can't keep up...the water ends up coming right into the exit doors and covers a bit of distance, since the floors are tilted back a bit at the bottom...

To make things even worse, about a week ago, I was in a minor car accident...it was very heavily raining and it started just before I had to be at work at the movie theatre. When I got to the corner just shy of our movie theatre, the road was starting to flood...it didn't look as bad in the Sears parking lot in front of the movie theatre, so I quickly turned in...BIG mistake (I should have instead turned AWAY from the movie theatre and headed to the Eckerds on the other side of the street, since it's lot is elevated some and may not have been submerged as much)...

I ended up hydroplaning into a pretty deep dip (which ended up bringing water into my backseat floor...). It stalled out my car. Thankfully, two strangers helped by pushing my car back up out of some of the puddle where it was high enough that it could dry out...

...the storm ended quickly enough and the water all went away...but, my car wouldn't start up again...

This started up a BIG argument for me and Paul...not because I ended up in the water, but because I've been neglectful about getting a photo inspection for my car insurance. If the car needed to be fixed, it wouldn't be paid for by the insurance company...

He ended up leaving for the night and he didn't come home that night...he always does that when he's angry...we ended up resolving things, but it was pretty tense the next night...

Anyway, our friend Richard, who owns a tow-trucking company, towed my car back to the house that night and Alby (Paul's step-dad, who is a mechanic) looked at it in the morning and managed to salvage the engine...I'm just going to need a new starter...the parts are in, I'm just waiting for an appointment at the garage...I'm able to drive the thing, but it may not be lasting long until we can get the new starter in...

(sidenote, it was especially after that night that I've felt more of a cool disposition from both R.J. and Jarvis towards me...it's very possible that they are both completely unaware that I'm feeling this way and haven't intended to treat me this way...)

Anyway, today, the landlord came over to the theatre to see what Paul was talking about...He saw the condition of the roof and the drainpipes and will be fixing them for us (they are HIS responsibility).
Tags: car_trouble/bryan, movies/demarco_cinemas, weather
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