Thursday, May 17, 2007


That's the sound of water dripping onto our kitchen ceiling. In the last 4 months we've had more issues with water than my hubby has had in his 20 years experience of being a home owner.

It started in January when my hubby noticed a water mark on the kitchen ceiling... right beneath the upstairs bathtub. We called a plumber and prepared ourselves for the worse. What if he had to cut a hole in the kitchen ceiling? Fortunately the plumber was able to access the necessary plumbing from my daughter's bedroom closet and fix the seal.

In April, we had the overflowing toilet which created a second water stain on our kitchen ceiling (see this post).

Then there was Tuesday.

A severe thunderstorm come through our area bringing torrential downpours, strong winds and even a tornado. We were out of the house at that time, but when we came home we discovered that a house guest (not our international student) had left her bedroom window open. In a four foot area of her room...everything was soaked. The carpet, the blinds, the walls, the table, the lamp, her clothes, plus lots of other things. Enough water came in through the window to soak through the carpet, the underpad, and flooring to create a third and fourth water mark on our kitchen of them spilling over to include the kitchen wall. My hubby went to the basement to check to see if the water had dripped down onto the basement ceiling. It didn't...but two repaired foundation cracks had leaked creating a big puddle. Fortunately the basement is not finished so nothing besides some cardboard boxes were damaged.

I guess it could be worse. My sister had a pipe burst in her upstairs bathroom toilet. The leaking water caused part of her kitchen ceiling to cave in...spilling toilet water onto her counters, stove and floor and into her cupboards.


Katkat said...

Oh man. We just had our toliet seat break and I thought that was bad...You and your sister win.
Good luck!

BehavenPaPa said...

Hey - Cheer up - the earth is not going to be flooded again.
Certain drinks are called 'spirits"
- what would you call this attack on your household - ??????
Can be fustrating alright. When you see something happening again and again - point at your house and speak over it in the authority you have been given - "No more water leaks" in His name. Have had similar things happen and stopped in its tracks.

Nadine said...

Oh sorry to hear about the damage to your home. I hope that it gets fixed without any difficulties.

Amanda said...

Wow that is crazy! Hopefully it isn't too expensive to repair! I'll have to come visit sometime to check out your new place!