This didn't happen at my house, but it was still gross. My brother Paul's sump pump broke right before Christmas. I went over to help him replace it. That was BY FAR, the most disgusting, smelly job I have ever done. Thank god my house doesn't have a sump pump. Though, I'm fairly certain that I'll have similar problems with my catch basin. With either one, though, YUCK!
Command to use to try to repair a mac disk
fsck_hfs -y /dev/rdisk1s9
The device name might change. I got this name from the disk utility program. As far as I can tell, the disk utility program runs this same command, but in the event that I ever can't get to the disk utility program, this is the command line to use.
To use rsync to backup a directory on a mac, syntax is:
/usr/bin/rsync -av \
So much has happened, I don't know where to begin.
My house finally has a new circuit panel. The electrician spent 7 1/2 hours at my house, granted he liked to talk a lot and he took his time, but I am quite happy with his work. Would I ever hire him again? I don't know. He was good, but actually getting him to give a time when he would show up (and him actually following that schedulte) was almost impossible. And as I'm pretty anal, stuff like that drives me nuts.
I also have a brand new washer and dryer in my basement. Of course, the washer doesn't work and the dryer isn't hooked up, but those are details. Mom and I went together and both bought exactly the same set, though I have a gas dryer and Mom's is electric. The delivery on mine was a pain, mainly because the guys brought the stuff in and didn't take my old one away. They just put it in the alley. I was a little upset because I was sure that they were supposed to take it away, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Some one came through the alley and took it about 10 minutes after it was out there. No, the big deal was that they didn't hook up my washer. I thought they were supposed to, but then thought that maybe they weren't because I had a gas dryer. But, after I called the saleslady, turns out I was right. They were supposed to hook up the washer but not the dryer. So, then I had to spend about 2 hours while Sears told me that it was too late for them to come back to my house and that they had to schedule a new time. In the meantime, I tried to hook it up myself and I think I did it correctly. Alas, the washer leaks water all over the place. So, I'm thinking that it's broken. I have to say that I'm really disappointed in Sears. Depending how this goes tomorrow, I may never shop there again. Mom's is supposed to be delivered and installed at this very minute. Hopefully things will go better for her.