Thursday, November 12, 2009

Relaxing day off?

Yeah, right!

First off, I was wide awake at 6:30. Although I technically slept in for 2 1/2 hours compared to my usually weekday wake-up, I was still disappointed. John was getting ready for work and Luci was sound asleep.

Then John opened our bedroom door and stopped dead in his tracks. "Did you leave water running last night," he asked me with his eyes wider than I have ever seen them. He knew the answer to this question, but I think was hoping for the ridiculous answer.

We ran downstairs to find that the water line to the refrigerator split and was spraying water all of the kitchen. I then ran to the basement to turn off the main water source and grab towels while John figured out where the line was in the basement ceiling. In the basement we found that the water was seeping and part of the basement carpet was wet too.

In these minutes, I am thinking - WTF! If I didn't have a day off, I would have found this much sooner and we wouldn't have such a mess on our hands now. But John informed me that there was no way that the water was gushing out longer than 30 minutes or so, or else it would have been worse.

We cleaned everything up, I bought a dehumidifier, borrowed another one from my parents (one in the kitchen and one in the basement), and I called the insurance company...just in case.

Did I mention we have hardwood floors in our kitchen? Yeah, now it smells like wet, musty wood on our first floor. I just hope that we don't develop any mold.

I still have to get into the shower! I wish that I had tomorrow off too so that I can recover from today.


pajama mom said...


pajama mom said...

mike said to try a fan. maybe dry it out a bit?