Friday, September 24, 2010

Water, water everywhere and no way to turn it off..

So, I arrive home from spending all day in Batavia doing pilates training. And about an hour before I get home, the basement is flooding. But wait! It gets better.

The most capable daughter decides to "fix it"--which is another amazing thing. How she would know what to do is beyond me. And it IS fixed until 3:00 a.m. And then it springs loose again.

And all is mass confusion around here for an hour or so. Finally after calling all sorts of people, our neighbor, Carl came over and muscled the thing into place with duct tape.

And all this needs to happen when he just arrived here:

But the Lord provided, as he always does. It was a bit stressful in the middle of the night until Carl came over.

Carl is a muscly old dude with a huge heart. All I can say is: thank you! and there has got to be double treasures in heaven for a 3:00 a.m. call from a neighbor.


The dB family said...

Neighbours like Carl are the best!! Hoping the rest of your weekend stays dry!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh man, it never fails that things bust loose when The Man is away.

Well done, you! And cookies for Carl, yah?


Organizing Mommy said...

Hi all: The pipe is fixed, and the water is gone. I've bleached it 2 times and got all of the ruined stuff out in the garage. Every time we have a flood, it is in a NEW location.. decluttering the basement one flood at a time...

Herding Grasshoppers said...

hmmm... that's not the motivation you were hoping for!

Ironic, though, about our 3am moments.

I'm feeling the cleaning bug too. Working on the windows now, but so many of them are HIGH. But doing the screens yesterday was like a double blitz ;D

Mrs. Parunak said...

What a blessing to have such a wonderful neighbor! I hope nothing too irreplaceable got ruined.