Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hurray for Pat Walter!


Pat is not only a parishioner, but his janitor service takes care of the building. But over and above that he is the first person we call when something breaks and he can most often fix a most complicated thing - electrical, plumbing, etc.

Pat was able to diagnose the problem with the loss of heat in the building...a leaking tank, so that there isn't enough water in the system, shutting down the boiler automatically (the tank is pictured here, drained and turned up on its side to expose the leak on the bottom). The catch is that a new heating system has been ordered, and this tank with the leak is will be redundant on the new system. To replace the tank would be $1200, to use for only two or three months!!!

Pat was able to patch the tank for now, so the system is up and running!!! Thank God for Pat's abilities!!!