Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ever exciting at our house


I know life has seemed a bit boring at our house lately, but we have just been busy. Sam has been trying to get the rest of the trim done and we have both, with the Sister missionaries help, been working on the garden. I just really wanted the garden in by now and it just hasn't happened yet.
So to crank up the excitement here, the water softener decided to explode. Oh yes, yesterday morning about 9:11 in the morning I heard a loud crash like something had fallen in the other room. The girls were eating breakfast and I was confused at what the noise was, so I started looking around.
Then I heard the softener start to reset, only then did I notice it was not resetting, it was gushing out water by the gallons.
I first called the water company and then I got that lovely recording with buttons to push, well that started pushing my buttons so I called Sam. He rushed home and by then I was talking to someone at the water co, but I couldn't get the water lid off so I could shut off the main water.
And you ask yourself, "Why didn't she shut off the water with the water main shut off inside the house." Well, I will tell you. I did. I found the faucet with the tag that said, "Main water shut off." And I turned it and nothing happened.
Oh by then I was a bit frantic. The water was not dripping out, but gushing 100's of gallons of water into our house, on to my nice new wood floor. Yes, that is what I was thinking about. My new wood floor. Well finally we got the lid off out side after Sam came home and were able to stop the water.
They came and set up fans and other equipment to dry it out, but the professional came to look at it and assess the damage today and she said it does not look good. We will probably have to rip up our floor, and all of you who laid it down with us know how sad we will be to see it go.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

That is awful, M. We've had some water damage in this house and it just gets my goat everytime, but it is NOTHING to this experience and so I am very sorry.

I sure hope they give you new wood floors. They have to, right?

Watashi no Uchi said...

OH man Mandy!!! That's terrible!!! I'm so sorry that happened! Let us know if you need anything!

JoEllen said...

Ohhhhhh noooooo......

Kristie said...

I'm so sorry! Will they pay?

Rigel said...

Oh wow! That's terrible! I hope all of this ends soon and that you can peacefully live!

Macy said...

That stinks, and I would give two thumbs down to your water softener. I've been watching your grocery total, and I'm AMAZED!

Nancy said...

If you need a mini vacation I have plenty of extra space :/ I am so sorry. Water can be devastating.

nan said...

so sorry mandy... just saw this :(