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!")