10 January 2011

Did someone leave the water on in the kitchen?

That's what I thought I was hearing but upon checking into it I noticed the water was coming from inside the cabinets.  Trickling down upon the stove and dishwasher.  That scene got my attention so as I began my investigation I found it was also 'raining' in the laundry room, the downstairs bathroom, and the two bedrooms upstairs had turned into little indoor ponds!!

It all began with this: "Mom, can I get a bath?" 

And proceeded as follows:

Child turns on the bath.  Runs downstairs to grab some clean clothes from the laundry room.
Sees other children playing games at the table and decides to join them.
Suddenly becomes oblivious to the running water upstairs until we realize it's raining downstairs!! (about 30 minutes later)

It ends with everyone grabbing buckets and towels.  And daddy tapping a hole in the ceiling of the laundry room to allow the remaining water to drain out of the flooring area.  (hence, the whole in the ceiling)  Bubbles in the ceiling, peeling paint, and peeling shelf liner from the bottom of the cabinet all make for a fun January home repair project!!  

(we quite towel-less by the time all this was cleaned up.  Then we had another child drop a 2 gallon bucket of milk on the floor.  That was interesting cleaning up considering every towel we owned was soaking wet.  Daddy says, "Oh well, it all comes with the blessings!")


Luke said...

Oh my. May the repairs go quickly.


A Joyful Chaos said...

Oh no! I once had a bathtub run over as well but the water was all contained in one room.

Sorry you had to deal with a mess like that.


Kim said...

I am impressed with the great attitude :0) I would have had a hard time...good job! I pray the repairs will go smoothly...your family is an inspiration to me!

Cinnamon said...

Oh soo sorry about the mess. Ugh! Thankfully that's one thing we've not had yet.

What a wonderful clean up attitude though :-)


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having some exciting times in your home today. I'm hoping too much damaged wasn't caused.

Also, I like the humble attitudes you and your husband have in regards to this situation. You are both great roll models in this regard.

-Lady Rose

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I hope that it didn't do any major damage.

Brenda said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I hope the repairs come easy. And cheap!

Teena said...

oh my I will not complain of my crazy Monday! Hope the repairs go quick.


The Munck Family said...

Oh NOOOO!!!! That is just awful! We have a few blessings that I could see doing the same thing...in getting side tracked. Yes, they are blessings and yes, they can be great workers after a mishap or in a home repair.


Jennifer said...

Too bad. What a mess. Hope clean up goes well.

busymomof10 said...


Long time no visit! I don't know why coz yours is one of my very favorite blogs!! Just been busy and not getting around to reading my favorite blogs!

Anyway, what a MESS! I had a sinking feeling in my stomach just reading about your adventure!!! You and your hubby sure had a Great Attitude about it though!!

Hope all is cleaned up now!

dggp said...

That stinks. Sorry you are dealing with this.

Becca said...

How did I NOT hear about this? I "talk" to you just about every day! You do have a GREAT attitude. I would be . . . well, not calm -- that's for sure!