In late November, I wrote about a noise in my house that sounded like a train rumbling through the walls.  Before I decided to do anything about it, my local water municipality contacted me saying there was a problem with my water meter reading.

The meter man came to the house and fixed my water meter free of charge.

I had a house problem that cost me no time or money to fix.

I ended the blog with a question:  Can it really be this simple?

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have our answer:  No.

No, when it comes to home repair, it can never be simple.

This is the second part of what I’d hoped would be a one-part story.

(To those of you who are older and wiser homeowners, this is likely a plot twist you saw coming a mile away.)

For forty hours after the meter man left, I lived without the sound, blissful in my delusion that the problem was fixed.

But then it came back.  As loud and as frequent as ever.

This was going to require a call to the plumber and a credit card after all.

For those of you who are interested, it was the water pressure regulator (as well as the water meter) that was the ultimate culprit.  The plumber had the problem diagnosed and replaced in a few hours, and we’re going on 168 hours—a full week—with no noise.

I think we’ve got it licked this time.

Let’s hope this is the end of the story.

My Visa card can’t take a part III.