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Thread: I'm soooo glad....

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    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
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    my house is made of cement and ALL my floors are tile, to include the baseboards!
    Today was one of Courtney's short days at work, so I spend the 3 hours in town instead of driving back home.
    Had a nice morning having coffee with a friend just chit-chatting, then went to the store and back to get Courtney. We come home, drive into the carport and there's water on the carport. I looked at Courtney and said....it didn't rain, why is there water all over the carport? So, I unlock the door and a 2 inch waterfall of water rushes out. Coming down the stairs is a nice waterfall. I run up the stairs, kicking off my slippahs and into Courtney's bathroom. Her toilet is spewing water all over. I get the water shut off and try to figure out WHY the drain in the bathroom didn't work and notice the drain is covered by papers. The water knocked over her trashcan, it wasn't full, so the papers floated out and covered the drain. Her bedroom AND my sewing room are on the 2d floor. Only water on 2d floor was a little bit under a small table and chair I have at the stairs. BUT...the entire 1st floor has about an inch and half of water. Kitchen, livingroom AND dining room. Not to mention the downstairs bathroom. Drain wasn't working well in that bathroom because water wetted down box of catlitter and it fell apart, partially covering that drain. We have a storage area under the stairs that has a 2 inch stepdown to it. Yup! Water up to the top of that too! EVERYTHING had to come out. We worked continuously for 3 hours, ok, we took a 10 min break. We got it all cleaned up. Used EVERY towel in the house to do it. Emptied the shopvac 47 times. Yup, I counted! Once we had everything pretty much done, I called Bill. He was at work on the ship and was to be there overnight. Told him what happened and he came home. Sure, we are pretty much done, well...laundry room needed cleaning too...water got in there, but the drain worked in that room. Go figure!
    So, my house is a mess, my body aches very badly and I just want to crawl into bed and not come out for a few days.
    I finally did get back into Courtneys bathroom to see what was going on and why there was water. The coupling on the toilet cracked...stupid plastic! So, now I get to go to Home Depot in the morning after taking Courtney to work and get the part I need to fix toilet.
    I'm just SOOO happy nothing got ruined. Water did get under the feet of my curio cabinet, but I think it will be ok. I sopped up the water, dried around it as best I could and there are 2 fan blowing on the legs/feet to make sure it is dry, dry, dry!
    Anyone want to come help me put all the stuff back where it belongs in 2 days? That's how long we need to wait to make sure the cubby under the stairs is dry.
    Can I have a DO-OVER for today????

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    Awwww MAN! What a nightmare! Must have seemed like the water would never go away. Glad nothing got ruined though. Think of all the calories you burned clearing it all up....you deserve CHOCOLATE CAKE!

    :lol:

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    If I had the energy to eat it, it would be nice. I have no energy at all. Hurts to even drink my coffee!

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    Oh man Terri sorry to hear about that. I had that happen about 8 months ago. The hose just BLEW right off the toliet, I ran up and Bob ran down to the shut offs, oh and it was at 4:45 in the morning just before we left for work. Had it waited 20 more mintues I would have had a new bathroom, kitchen, blah, blah, blah, because the kid slept right through the commotion and had no clue. :lol: I agree stupid plastic, we now have a metal hose.

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    Sorry about your plumbing problems, but at least nothing was ruined. Hopefully, the rest of your week goes better.

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    Oh man, I think you need wine and a hot tub.

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    Oh Terri, how awful!!! Feel your pain. Glad nothing got ruined and hope your curio is ok. I can just imagine your panic when you opened the door! At least Courtney was there to help you!!!

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    Oh my goodness Terri -- how awful!!! But at least you had help to clean up
    some of the mess. Poor baby!! Take some Advil and go sleep for about
    12 hours -- you'll feel much better then!!

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    Well, look at it this way...once everything gets put back, the house is clean for a month or so (it was clean water, right??) :lol: :lol: :lol: No house cleaning = more time at the machine!!! You must really have some water pressure there to blow out the couplings on the water line!! I had the sewer back up a couple times til I got rid of the huge tree in the back yard. I live in a split, so the upstairs tub and sink drain into the same drain as the kitchen sink, 1/2 floor below. The kids take a shower upstairs and it spews out of the sink drain in the kitchen :shock: :shock: I scrubbed for days til I felt it was clean :evil: :evil: I feel for you..and check the other toilets for soon to be disasters while you're at it :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsewquilter
    Oh man, I think you need wine and a hot tub.
    Wine is chilled and waiting for you here...come on!

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