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Murphy Came for a Visit... Again

June 16th, 2009 at 05:04 pm

So today, I came home to a leak in my living room ceiling. I rushed to put a bucket under it and ran downstairs to shut off the water to the house.

It appears that it was a steady, but slower leak that had started fairly soon before I came home. So my timing was lucky.

Of course, after I determined that the water was not coming from the upstairs bathroom and instead from pipes in the ceiling, I panicked. It was 4:45 and the ceiling was still filling with water, creating bubble pockets of water under the paint. I poked them to release the water in the buckets and water kept coming (obviously remaining water from the pipes).

I called my sister's boyfriend (who does home repairs) and he called a buddy who is a plumber. The plumbers (the buddy & his father) gave me a heck of a deal. They cut into the drywall - which was already damaged and would need to be replaced.

They replaced the pipe and were very nice during the whole thing.

They only charged me $125.00, which was awesome since the job probably cost twice that. But they were very good friends with my sister's boyfriend and I think they did it as a favor to him.

So now I have a big old hole in my ceiling. The drywall needs to be replaced. But that'll have to wait.

So, in the midst of all this, I cancelled my plans to meet friends out for our normal Tuesday outing. Instead I am now sitting at home with a glass of Captain & coke, full of dinner I just made and am settling in to watch a library movie. I just need to relax.

This doozy of an evening comes at the tail end of a biospy procedure that I had yesterday. I ended up not packing food yesterday & today for work and was feeling a little guilty for spluring on food out when I had a fridge full of food at home.

So tonight I'm taking it easy, having the rum & coke, watching the movie & heading to bed early. I've already pre-packed food for tomorrow, so I'm back on track Smile

7 Responses to “Murphy Came for a Visit... Again”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    wow, lucky the leak didnt get worse. and nice of those guys to give you a good deal.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Great timing!!! And a great deal!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I was going to leave my water 'on' while on vacation, but you've reminded me how bad it can get fast. I'm glad you caught it when you did.

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    Oh boy, not fun. At least you caught it "in time".

  5. huffydeb2003 Says:

    Just was wondering how you are doing. I miss reading your blog.

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    Purple Flower - thanks for thinking of me. I just posted an I missed you guys post!

  7. -Jerry- Says:

    What a pain, but it could have lead to something a lot worse! You also did get a great deal on the new plumbing, sometimes the best insurance is knowing someone in the industry. Here's hoping the drywall is equally as fast and as good a deal...

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