It wasn't a joke and I wasn't laughing. We came home from the ranch for the second time hot and tired. We stopped at the mail box and I couldn't believe my eyes. We got our water bills and mine was over $200.00. So I checked everything faucets, under the sinks, water meter box. I knew my water bill should not be anywhere near that amount so off to the office we went. The lady looked me up on the computer and said she didn't know why it wasn't flagged for rereading since I've never used that much water. She called someone while John and I waited and the meter reader went out to recheck. It was misread so the lady had to subtract and figure and subtract until I came out with $ 50.12. I had a smile on my face after that. You can bet I will start cleaning the dirt out of the meter box. I used to do that and even cut the ends out of a large coffee can to fit down over the meter so the dirt couldn't hide it. Humm what was I thinking? A little job like that would last forever?