Saturday, September 3, 2011

Here I sit…

Maxine WTF

That’s me this morning.  I was awake by 6a and couldn’t get back to sleep.  We had some friends over last night and I never made it back to the computer to get a post done.


So that is me.  With my coffee.  Uninspired.  It’s gonna be one of those days today.  Naw…that was yesterday!  Today will be GOOD.

I had a leak under the kitchen sink.  I opened the door to get out the dishwasher detergent to start the dishwasher, and picked up a box that was soaked.  That’s a very bad sign.  Oy…and Dick had just left, naturally.  I pulled out the brown paper bags (they make a good sponge for soaking up the water), sopped up the remaining small puddle (fresh leak, thankyouverymuch), placed a plastic tub under the pipe, turned on the overhead fan to help dry it all out, and waited for marvelous MM to get back home and be my hero.  And bring me a new box of dishwasher stuff.

Somehow or other the pipe fittings had wiggled lose, so MMM was able to tighten this and that, and then we once again had clean dishes.  And I could get dinner prepared for the expected friends. 

Leaks don’t happen on an ordinary day when nothing is going on.  Murphy’s Law at play, right?

Always remember to shut off the main water valve when you leave home for any length of time.  Stuff happens!

You’ve been warned, my friends!


Haley D. said...

Good point! Sorry you're up so early on a Saturday. I actually slept in until 7:30 (with a trip outside with the dog at 5:30), which is nice and late for me. Enjoy the day!

barb @iPhoneographi said...

I also shut off my water heater when I leave for an extended period.

There is never a good time to have a bad thing happen, but at least you have MM to the rescue!

Enjoy your GOOD day! Big hugs xoxo

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!

You have the marvellous MM...I must ask the neighbor....!!!
I wish you quiet and lovely Saturday!!!

Big hugs!!!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh yeah, ALWAYS turn off the water when you leave!!! every single time... unplug the water heater, i even emptied the fridge.

glad you have someone that can fix stuff. i have a phone instead! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Puddin said...

Nothing like an MM, o in my case a single M, in the house. Never have problems with the water mains though...ever since M stopped sailing he gets really NERVOUS when he sees suitcases...wonder why? have a great rest of the weekend. Read you in the STATES! hugs from the WEST PORTICO; P

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness that he was able to tighten the pipe fittings and it was not worse than this! Houses are constant maintenance, that's for sure:)

Enjoy your GOOD Saturday, Sandy!

Linda said...

When I read posts like this I always think that it must be nice to have an MM to fix things when they go wrong rather than have to try to figure it out for myself. Sometimes this being a strong, independent woman stuff is for the birds!

Hope you had a wonderful Saturday with no more leaky surprises!