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Houghton's great flood; needing Noah's help!

by BronzeArkansan on January 21, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

-Goodness gracious. It is so cold up here, and our plumbing is so messed up right now. On Saturday a pipe between our campus center and my dorm burst, so we didn't have running water in either place all day. And then TODAY I get in the lunch line when all of the sudden a pipe carrying boiling hot water bursts, goes through a couple of ceiling tiles (our caf is on the 2nd floor), and the building had to be evacuated. Oy vey!
-Naturally it is all anybody has been talking about all day long, with a surplus of Noah's Ark jokes and #thegreatflood trending in our area. I think my favorite was "Travelling in pairs is nothing new to Houghton." ;)


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