Sunday, December 20, 2015

12.20 Take the Bad with the Good and Rolling with the Punches


It's been 2 months since we've been up to the hideaway and when we got here this weekend, we walked into a flooded hallway and bathroom. A pipe burst under the bathroom sink.
Well, as bad as it was, the good thing is it had to have burst very recently because we only lost 2000 gallons. Since Jimmy kind of works/volunteers for the water company up here, he was able to find that out quickly. A leak like that would waste 1000 gallons a day. Imagine if it had burst 60 days ago!
This weekend definitely has not been our best weekends up here. There's lot of water damage. But Jimmy's aldread replaced the broken pipe, he got to play with the wet vac he got for his birthday last year, and, um...the floors needed to be replaced anyway...this is just sooner than we had planned for.
But it's snowing, so the weekend had it's peaceful moments, too.

4 comments:

Shammickite said...

Oh crikey, or words to that effect, what a nasty thing to happen. But you seem to be seeing the bright side of things, I suppose it could be worse. I hope you had a good Christmas season, and I'm wishing you good health, good times, and no more broken water pipes in 2016!~~~~~~ I'll be in touch!

susan d said...

Oh dear. Love your attitude on what could have been more disasterous.

rosemary said...

Of course we live here all year.....but pipes that are on outside walls are wrapped.....you might think about electric tape in winter.....the kind that plugs in. And when it gets below 12 degrees we drip a faucet. We have had frozen pipes but they only required a blow dryer for a few hours. Sorry for your mess.....no fun for sure and then the floors.....

Shammickite said...

Finally surfaced I see! heheheh