you may find it a tad ironic that the same day i posted about life’s highlights, a pipe blew in our house. naturally. i must tell you, i shudder to think what could have happened. i had only been home for about an hour & was working in the studio when i heard the horrifying sound of water bursting in from somewhere. i ran in & saw our downstairs bath was spewing hot water. rapidly. so i yelled for savannah to call dan because in all life’s crisis there’s 911 and then there’s the “call dad NOW” option. i couldn’t turn the valves off under the sink. the one with the hot water spewing everywhere. so i ran outside. as i was running outside looking like a crazy women because let me tell you now friends. i love my hardwood floors. it’s probably unhealthy how much i love my hardwoods. i also have an irrational fear of bursting pipes and flooding of aforementioned hardwoods.
so i’m running outside & i pass our UPS guy, not our usual UPS guy, as i am lifting the cover thingy so i can turn off the water to the house. i know it’s super tight & since i don’t have the bar key thingie i know i might not get it turned off. so as i wiz past the UPS dude i am yelling, “PLEASE HELP ME MY HOUSE IS FLOODING” . which in hindsight might have been a bit much but seriously, we all know how fast water damage happens & i honestly wasn’t sure what was happening. would another pipe burst? oh my. so dude looks at me blanky and says flatly “call your water company”. “PLEASE JUST HELP ME turn this knob, i can’t get it”.
for your visual, i’m on my knees in my cute white jeans trying desperately to turn off the water to the house while UPS guy stands there like “what”? three times. i kid you not. i beg him to help me. i’m pretty sure i got another “call your water company” line before he finally reaches in & instantly turns the knob. hallelujah. i say thank you & wiz back in. by this time smk has “called her dad” and he’s on his way & she’s mopping up the water. 12 towels later.
ya’ll if i had not been here i can NOT imagine how quickly the entire downstairs would have flooded. that entire scenario with the UPS dude couldn’t have lasted 3 minutes. and i had 12 towels ( mostly large beach towels) sopping wet. & poor brinkley would have been here. and what happens when water gets in the outlets? oh my heavens.
well ya’ll probably don’t want all the details. well i actually already gave you all the details, but a good samaritan helped us get things under control until our regular plumber could arrive the next day.
blown pressure valve + blown reservoir thingie on our hot water heater =blown ( already cheaply repaired by previous owners) pipe under bathroom sink. thanking the lord over & over that i was here and that i knew how to cut off the water to the house and even for slowpoke, didn’t want to do anything out of his job description UPS dude.
aren’t you thankful you just gave up 5 minutes of your life that you’ll never get back to read about my water problems? i’m so sorry…
i posted these images of sisters a few weeks ago but when my site got hacked my host provider needed to restore my wordpress back a few posts, so i lost the original post. these little sisters were so precious to work with. they had driven in from alabama that morning. gone to Mary Poppins at the Fox theater for what turned out to be close to 4 hours ( technical delays). met me at downtown, change outfits multiple times, all before eating dinner. i have worked with adults that weren’t that cheerful and i bet that had full tummies! ha!