Why yes, the inside of our garage is seafoam green.
"What's that?" You say? Well, it just happens to be the old mechanical something-or-other under the old, rotting boards on the floor of the garage. We only know of this because Saturday our daughter heard weird sounds coming from the garage floor. At first we thought she was trying to joke with us, but upon entering the garage there was no mistaking the sounds of rushing water.
Pete pried up a few of the boards and we saw that a pipe was spewing water into the weird space under the garage. As the water level rose, we all started to panic a bit. Pete got into the nasty, mucky water and found a valve which -- thank goodness -- shut off the water, but... wait for it... it also shut off all the water to our house. Argh!
Weird pressure gauge down in the garage pit.
So, an emergency plumber was called. Said emergency plumber was fired upon not showing up and another emergency plumber was called, and now we once again have water. Why there is a shut off for our water under the garage, I do not know. The joys of living in an old house.