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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Tuesday Thumbs down


I finished Fool's Fate this morning. (See Way.) I so did not want to get out of bed when the alarm went off. But R. needed coffee so I half-dozed downstairs having just enough sense to put on slippers before stepping on the wet concrete foundation that made up the kitchen flooring. Making coffee was a bit awkward as I tried to avoid the pools of water and the jotting edges of remaining floor wood.

I had not gone shopping over a week. I packed leftovers for R.'s lunch and dinner. I returned upstairs and started a new book while sipping my cup of coffee. Surfed the Internet and, noting the time, grabbed a shower. I was watching television when the doorbell rang. The plumbers were here.

What basically happened next showed how finicky Fortune could be. The plumbers found the problem to be our dishwasher. Apparently the piping that brings (or is it drains?) water from it was broken. The escaping water would then leak underneath the wood flooring. It must have happened recently or slowly or both since R. and I had not noticed anything prior to Saturday.

Unfortunately, the plumbers had to do some extensive investigation before discovering the dishwasher's role which included making a few holes in the wall. Worse, the piping to the master bedroom's toilet seemed to be damaged causing a leak that soaked the surrounding carpet. Glad we had blowers (which had been brought in on Sunday to deal with the wooden floor) to deal with that issue. I had to do a little carpentry, however, and removed the soaked cushions under the carpets to dry the latter. Ugh!

I had scheduled the home insurance adjuster to come out today to review the damage. Fate wasn't kind to us as the battery in her car died. Sigh. We rescheduled the appointment for Wednesday morning.

I barely ate during the day due to all the activities. It's amazing how one thinks of water when all the water pipes are temporarily shut down. Thankfully there was orange juice in the fridge. Oh! And cold water and ice as well, a "gift" from the plumbers.

During the day, I vacillated between watching television, reading, and surfing the Internet. After everything was finally done (for that day at least), I joined my friends C. and G. for a late night dinner. Finished a chicken salad sandwich and a (small) pie of fresh peaches. Feel much better!

And feeling even better as Wednesday approaches. We're going on vacation!


  • Dishwasher Huh? My parent's dishwasher popped a seal once and they came home to warm soapy floors. Have a great vacation - firemind

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:17 AM  

  • Reply to firemind:
    Re: dishwasher. Yikes! That's why we feel fortunate that we discovered the prob this early. Still, we'd prefer it never happened, but....

    Re: vacation. Thanks!

    By Blogger Joel, at 7:55 AM  

  • Yuck! Good luck getting it all fixed. My friends recently had their fridge leak and it ruined their dining room carpet. So, they took it as a sign to get the hardwood flooring they'd been wanting for some time!


    By Blogger Bobby, at 10:53 AM  

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