Late yesterday, I heard an odd sound in the living room and got up to have a look around. I found out from the plumber this morning that this valve had locked up and won’t close. It was 26 years old and finally, let go which broke the plastic pipe and had water shooting up in the front yard and running down the driveway. It wasn’t a cheap repair but it had to be done because the house had no water for about 15 hours or so. Owning a home is like owning a boat, it’s a hole in the water into which one pours money!