Part of the long term damage of living in a fixer-upper is that you develop an intense fear of leaks. At our last house we had three separate issues with freezing / bursting pipes and now I’m morbidly obsessed with water damage.
No bursts at our current house… yet. I’m determined to keep it that way, so I’m trying to take winterizing seriously. This also explains why I’m rapidly becoming a boring 80 year-old.
Anyway, I hadn’t been able to winterize the rear hose bibb on our house because the hose was stuck. After two years of worrying about it I finally cut the stupid thing off.
Yup, boring responsible me wins again. Because reckless me can’t afford another fucking plumbing repair.