Wednesday, January 7

Plumbing Disaster

Remember when we did the renovations of the upstairs bathroom? It looked quite sharp and though hubby had never gutted and renovated a bathroom before, he did quite a good job. The plumber connected the bathtub and shower, but hubby did the vanity and sink. I was quite proud of him and everything worked great.

The other day the tenant told us that the taps on the sink weren't working. If he turned them on, water was running everywhere. Hubby checked it out and the sink needed new taps. He went and bought them and today he installed them.

About an hour later, I heard dripping and when I walked into the living room, there was water coming through the tiled ceiling. I called him and he went upstairs right away and corrected the problem. Trouble is, I guess about a gallon of water had gathered on that ceiling tile and when hubby touched it, it came crashing down and water went everywhere.

My first reaction was OMG! That poor laminate floor. When the Christmas tree stand leaked, it was flooded and now again today. They tell you not to get water on laminate flooring, but such is life. We can't always control things as we'd like. So hubby mopped it up and cleaned up the mess. He put the ceiling tile outside to drain and luckily by 6pm tonight, it was dry and ready to be put back up. Poor hubby. He had a difficult day for more reasons than this. I felt really sorry for him as he's been trying to do everything around here while I've been sick. He's done a fine job but enough is enough.

It all turned out for the best. As far as I can tell he got the water off the floor quickly enough that it didn't do any damage. The ceiling tile seems to be fine but probably only because of his quick action to take care of it. Now, he is sleeping peacefully. At 11pm, he will get up to get ready for work and then battle the snow that is falling. He sure has a lot on his plate right now.

In other news, Brandon, Jordan and Michelle didn't stay sick long. They recovered quickly. The boys have been in school all week and Michelle went back to work as well. Take care and try to stay away from this nasty bug that is going around. I am doing a bit better each day but am still far from well. I'm hoping that by early next week I've made a complete recovery.~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Praying for you to feel better sweetie.

  2. You guys sure didn't need a plumbing disaster on top of everything else. I'm glad it seems to have been solved without too much damage. I hope hubby has a good night and that you get much better soon

  3. We had a plumbing problem last summer that ruined almost all our floors. We had to have the floors redone!

  4. blessed you are to share these challenging days with your husband!

    ~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

  5. Sorry to hear of your woes, but sounds like your sweet Hubby took control of everything.... You have worked so hard at that remodel I am glad all is well and I will say a little pray for hubby that he is well.

    Praying that you get ALL well..........


  6. oh nooo! Hope you get it sorted out. btw thanks for stopping by my blog while I was away :-)

  7. Wow, that's a lot of junk in one week! I'm glad you're better and hope hubby doesn't get it! DC is doing much better, but it took over a week.

  8. That disaster just doesn't sound like fun at all! Your poor husband...glad that it wasn't much worse, though!
    Keep feeling better, Mary!

  9. Oh no! After all you went through, I'm sorry you had another problem.
    Glad you are doing better. I'm actually home sick today, which is an extremely rare occurrence. I got the flu last night and am still not eating anything. I hope it passes soon!

  10. Your husband is a real trooper Mary-I'm glad you've got him. Glad you're feeling some better too.

  11. Still praying for you and your hubby too... sounds like things need to calm down for you guys as well...

    Have a good end of the week.

    Love, Jess

  12. Sorry to hear that you are still under the weather. Hope this bug takes a hike pdq.
    Your hubby seems to be really stepping up to the plate around there. Good for him, and thank him for taking such good care of our friend.
    Our largest plumbing disaster was 3 feet of water in the basement. Not something I want to repeat.

  13. Yikes...your poor hubby!
    I am glad the situation was easily resolved and did not do more damage than it did.
    And I am SOOOOOO glad that hubby was home when it happened. That was a blessing.

    Glad you are feeling a little better...keep getting plenty of rest.

  14. Ohmygosh ... when it rains it pours doesn't it! Sorry to learn of your plumbing problems and hope hubby caught it in time so you don't get lasting damage. Hope YOU regain your health soon too. I left you something at Small Reflections today.
    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Oh what a mess. I'm glad things are better and you are so lucky to have such a handy man for a hubby!

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