setting: our dark bedroom
time: 3:30 am
words that I heard coming from someone in our room, I couldn't quite make out who: "mom . . . dad . . . water . . . . all over . . . heard water running . . . .wake up . . . wet . . . everywhere . . . hurry . . . "
me: "Wha ???"
When Dave and I finally became coherant, we discovered water all over the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, hallway and through the wall into the bedroom closet. At 3:30 am, we got out the wet/dry vacuum and sucked up gallons and gallons of water. At 4:00 am, I emptied my closet. At 4:20 am we pulled up the carpet in my closet and sucked gallons of water out of the padding. At 4:40 we mopped, wiped and dried the floor. At 5:05 am as the sun was beginning to lighten the horizon, we crawled back in to bed.
Yesterday, we had completed some floor tile behind the refridgerator, hooked up the water line to the fridge at 7 pm. Sometime after midnight, the water line let loose and it was spewing water for who knows how long. Why couldn't that have happened during the evening while we were sitting right there?
ok - I have decided I'm going to stop complaining. I am just writing this as a prelude to the following list of blessings:
- The bottom of the pantry got scrubbed clean.
- The floor of my closet is getting a full spring cleaning.
- Dave owns every tool known to man. Because of this (sometimes annoying) fact, we had a wet/dry vacuum handy at a moment's notice.
- The toilet had not been set yet. Because the floor drain was still open, the water eventually got deep enough to flow into the bathroom and down the drain thus keeping the water from being 2 feet deep.
- Nothing in my closet got significantly wet. The pad under the carpet was holding an enormous amount of water, but it had not soaked up through carpet much yet.
- Melanie is a light sleeper and she can warn us of emergencies in the night. Thank you Mel. (It could have been very bad by morning.)
- If our house was perfectly square and level, the water may have flowed toward the living room carpet. Yay for an old lop-sided house!
- I don't get to see the sunrise very often. It was lovely.