Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's Water Doing In My Ceiling??

I had a great post planned for today. Well, probably not great. You know, it is still me. But I had something I wanted to say, and planned tonight to sit and write it.

And then my daughter walked into the basement and slipped on a puddle and slammed herself on her bum and started crying.

And that's when I noticed the water.

Dripping from the ceiling. Creating a rather large lake in the basement.

I ran upstairs to see what in the world could be causing water to leak through the floor and realized it was also leaking through the ceiling on the main floor.

You know what that means. Yup. Somewhere in this house there is more than one busted water pipe. And that means panic.

So there went the post. I have nothing to report on the water situation because the plumber we called two hours ago hasn't called back. And no one else is open for emergencies at ten at night. So the water is now off, which means no toilet runs or middle of the night drinks of water.

Of course, it also means no laundry and no dishes, so things are not all bad, right?

Yeah... sure. Let's go with that.


  1. Did you find out about the water? I am horrified for you!!

    I hope it's under control!


  2. Way to look at the positive. Hope it's not too bad.

  3. Hope it's getting fixed now! Hang in know, great things result from great adversity!

  4. Water is so destructive when it wants to be. Hope everything isn't too expensive.


  5. Thank you all! The problem is now hopefully fixed and we have no more damage than a hole in the ceiling that needs to be patched.

    On the up side, I had to stay home all day waiting for the plumber and got a TON of revising done. YAY!! :)

  6. Very cool! Minimal damage and lots of revision time!

  7. Oh man, that stinks Heidi! I dread crises like that--things I have no idea how to handle on my own. And ironically, this is the second post I've read today about a writer being surprised by a burst pipe and resultant flood. (Hmmm...I hope this isn't a bad omen. ;o)

  8. Oh, Heidi! I'm glad it was all resolved...and you got some revisons done. You found a Sunny Side....WTG! I've just found one for my summer issues...My basment will be completely clean next week after the water emergency people come back and put it all back together. :)

    Have a great weekend.

  9. Oh no! But glad to hear all turned out okay!