Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Freaking Out From Afar

John just called me this morning to inform me that a water pipe burst in our basement, flooding our storage area and the carpet outside the storage area.

I tried to stop myself from screaming "OH MY GOD GET IN THERE AND GET EVERYTHING OUT OF THE STORAGE AREA!!! I HOPE THERE ARE NO PHOTO ALBUMS IN THERE! ALL MY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND ALL THE BOXES WE CAREFULLY SAVED FROM THE MOVE AND ALL MY OLD JOURNALS AND THE TAX RECORDS AND FILES AND PIANO MUSIC AND THE BABY ITEMS! WHY ARE WE TALKING ON THE PHONE WHEN OUR STUFF IS SITTING IN WATER!?"

But, I remained calm and suggested he call a plumber. I am totally wishing I were there to RESCUE OUR STUFF AND START DRYING OFF THE CARPET!

Poor John! He was in Alaska by himself while I was in Texas earlier this year and the furnace blew up and pipes were freezing left and right. We seem to have some bad luck in this department.

Becca and I are heading back this afternoon and I cannot get there soon enough to rescue poor John (and my stuff in the STORAGE ROOM!)

*Updates: Becca just walked in here with her hand covered in something brown and foul-smelling and said, "Mommy, I need to wash my hands." Grrrrrrreat. John just called to say that he rescued all our stuff and put it up on dry land and also we need a new hot-water heater and they can't fix it until tomorrow. Guess I better take a long shower here before I leave!

9 comments:

Andrea & Ben said...

That sucks.

Tracy said...

Welcome to the money pit club! We are happy you are coming back, just not under these circumstances!

Jen said...

Ugh. UGH. I hope all your stuff is okay. And that whatever Becca stuck her hand in came off with some nice soap and water.

Molly said...

UGGGGGHHHHH. So sorry, Kates. If it's any concilation, my master bath was leaking into my kitchen cabinets two weeks ago and now we have to rip out the cabinets and get the house tested for mold. So...you're in good company.

As for Becca's hand, did Bevo leave a present in your front yard? :)

Brutus said...

To Bevo-

I'm heading to Dallas and San Antonio next month and will fly right over your lovely city! Shall think of you and sprinkle hay out of airplane window. :)

-Brutus

Erin said...

Oh. Crap.

My sympathies. That SUCKS!

Jamie Lynn said...

NO fun. Good luck. I know how you 2 love dealing with this kinda stuff. I'll send Chris right over.

The Quinn Report said...

Oh No.Can't wait to hear for an update on all of this.

bevo said...

Brutus,

OMG - how embarrassing! I better hide my gifts a little better when Becca's around!