So apparently I'm not doing something right. It seems that every time I brew, something happens that was totally unexpected that throws a wrench in things... to the point that it doesn't ruin the batch, but throws a wrench in things enough to make it a 'not so smooth' brew day.
Most of the time it's something like a leaky seal on a fitting, etc... this time, while in the middle of running the wort through the plate chiller, my well pump decided it didn't want to work anymore. After running around like a maniac for about two hours, I was able to get it fixed, and in the meantime I used my neighbor's water to finish the chill... so no real harm done... but come on!
Let me know I'm not alone here!