Saturday, December 31, 2011

...And the hits just keep on comin'

Well, it has been a week since move-in day, and while I busied myself with the task of hanging new drapery hardware and drapes, sorting through my wardrobe to determine what survived the fire and what didn't, and dragging broken down boxes and other move-in trash out to the curb, it would seem that my home has been plotting against me.

While taking a break from the aforementioned tasks, I headed down to my darkened kitchen at about midnight. While grabbing a beverage from the fridge, I hear a very slight, but very distinct tapping noise.

Water is dripping somewhere.

I check the door dispenser on the fridge... Nothing. I check the kitchen sink, and the connection to the dishwasher... Nada. I turn on the light in the breakfast room where there is no reason to hear any kind of dripping. The floor is wet. The boxes stored in there are sitting in a small puddle. The ceiling is leaking. CRAP!

That ceiling is immediately under the only full bath in the house, and nobody has showered since yesterday afternoon. CRAP.

After placing a cooler under the drip, I shut off the main water line to the whole house, and called the plumber and was told I did all that there was to do for tonight, and that someone would be out to assess the damage in the morning.

I have no idea what I did in this or any past lives to get this kind of karmic backlash, but whatever it was, it must've been a real doozy of a malevolent misadventure.

Basically, 2011 keeps kicking me, and it couldn't resist one last opportunity for disaster before packing it in and calling up his brother, 2012.

2011 can suck it.

I am hoping that 2012 is a much more upbeat and positive year for all our sakes! (Because lord knows I can't handle much more of this crap!)


bun(s) said...

crap. water go away! Good for pools, bad for ceilings...

Hope they fix it right.

Lizzle said...

The plumber came to look at it the next morning, searched for two hours and couldn't find the source... The contractor that fixed the rest of the house came out and tore out half of the ceiling and determined it is a bad overflow valve to the tub and that we really need to redo the plumbing to the tub at the very least... we get the estimate on that tomorrow-ish... since the ceiling is already torn out, we shouldn't have to rip out the tile and redo the bathroom entirely, so here's hoping the budget for the fix is minimal!

bun(s) said...

so will anybody be held liable? Or was it a bad overflow from original plumbing?

Godspeed Lizzle