Friday, July 20, 2007

The perfect start to my day.... A FLOOD!

Yep, you read that right! We had a flood this morning. My day has just beautifully so far! Can you hear the sarcasm??? UGH so I got up late this morning to get ready to take Brennan to the last day of VBS at our church. So I get Brennan up and pull out his clothes and tell him to eat breakfast and brush his teeth. I go get in the shower and when I get out I'm standing there brushing my teeth in my towel when Brennan comes running in saying there is water everywhere. Of course I grab shorts and tshirt because I didn't know what I was going to find and didn't want to be just standing there in a towel. So I run into the kitchen thinking it was the sink but Brennan's yelling "MOM! MOM in here." So turn the corner and what do I see??? The hallway bathroom toilet is trying to make my house a swimming pool. I couldn't get it to stop. I found the water turn off thing and tried to turn it but it's sooo freaking old that it was stuck. So I grabbed the phone and called Ian at work. All I said was "I need you. There's a flood!" I hang up and call Boyer Hill. They are the leasing company that took over the military housing here when it privatized. They said they'd send someone out as soon as they could. So about 5 minutes later, I'm throwing every towel I own, clean or dirty, on the floor so that I can try to stop it from going into the bedrooms, or my kitchen or living room. It was awful. The water was soo cold too. Yes I didn't think to put shoes on. Thank goodness there wasn't anything in the toilet water that I had to worry about. So Ian gets home and turns the water off. 5 minutes later the two maintenance come in, look at my toilet and start heading for the door. They tell me we just came to turn the water off. Another guy will be here sometime today to actually fix it! WHAT??? WTF? Why can't you fix it now?? UGH!!! So Ian and I spend our time cleaning up the water that's everywhere. So about an hour later the guy that is coming to fix my toilet shows up. He says he needs to snake it. So he goes in and does that and then turns the water back on. Ta Da! It's fixed. It took him all of 10 minutes. How freaking hard was that? I get so frustrated with the maintenance here because if they can make someone else do it, that's exactly what they do! So of course you know my love affair with my camera, I took some pictures!

PS... the sexy guy in the uniform is my husband Ian. He came to my rescue! ;)


Smooches, Kara said...

That was the scene in my house numerous times when Jas was deployed!!! Thank Buddha for shop vacs!!!! So much easier then towels!

Your floors have probably never looked cleaner ;)

Special K ~Toni said...

This happened to me when we were in Germany, except it was a hose or something behind the dishwasher. Total freaking mess!

They privatized your housing? They keep threatening to here, but until they do, my a/c is set at 68, then the bedrooms might be 72-73. It really sucks! To not sweat all night, you have to freeze in the living room and kitchen!

Rebecca said...

Uniforms ARE sexy! LOL!!!

But you poor girl! That totally bites!