Monday, October 22, 2007

Tap Glitch

I thought I heard the phone ring a little before 6:30. This is one of the mornings when my older kids are at their dad's house, so they sometimes call. Having just gotten a cable phone line (yesterday) and not having new phones to hook up to our old line, the only phone is downstairs... So I went downstairs to see if it really was our phone. What I saw was that our entire first floor was flooded...

I also immediately knew it was coming from the tap under the sink (where we have the dishwasher, the fridge and the water purifier connected, in addition to the sink).

Ohad was downstairs in about 1-1/2 seconds and he turned off the water as we both started to squeegee the water out of the house. The phone rang again & it turned out that the overflow of water somehow ran down into the parking lot, so now our neighbor (who speaks Russian very well, but absolutely no Hebrew or English) is trying to help us fix it (he actually came in with a briefcase that gave me the instant reference of "Dr. Sink").

In any case, no one can say my floor's not clean...

Special thanks to Abigail & Nomi who just woke up now (at 7) and let us get the whole floor clean by then and to the weather, for being so warm that we still haven't put the carpet back in the living room. Fortunately, we have no damage.

2 comments:

Bea said...

Argh! Sounds like fun! Glad there wasn't any damage - that would have been a whole 'nuther ball game.

Bea

Sarah said...

well that's exciting to wake up to. what a pain! glad there wasn't any damage though.