We have a water leak under the kitchen sink. There are no water shut offs to the kitchen. I called a guy who referred me to another guy. Who is here now. Yay! But the main shut off valve won't turn off the water.
Da Da Da!
So this means that I call the town water people to see when they can shut off the water from the street so we put in another valve on the "house" side of the meter, and replace the valve on the "city" side of the meter.
Turns out they can do that tomorrow. Wahoo. Plus the leak under the sink is the hot water side We just shut off the feed from the hot water heater and now I get one shut off valve under the sink.
At least I don't have frozen busted pipes.
You take the good and you take the bad, you take them both and there you have, The Facts of Life.