Saturday, May 18, 2013

When it Rains it Pours

Allow me to update you on our most recent house drama. Last we spoke, my boiler had a catastrophic failure and I was left with no heat or hot water. The good news is that the electrician was able to provide a stop-gap and we now have hot water. Thank goodness!

Unfortunately, when creating this stop-gap, the electrician did something with the pipes that caused one to explode. Gallons of water poured from the guest room ceiling all the way through to the kitchen downstairs.

Guest room before flood

Guest room after flood

Dan was the first to see it in the morning and grabbed a bunch of buckets to catch as much water as possible before turning the water off to the house completely. The pipe is now fixed and we have water again (but still no heat). Now we just wait for everything to dry out before they put the carpet back in. 

I'm hoping everything will be back in working order before the baby comes. We have our boiler repair scheduled for May 28-29, which was the absolute earliest they could do. They originally scheduled it for June 10, but after calmly explaining to them that my due date is June 20 and that I need this done sooner, they made something happen.

It just goes to show that you should be careful what you wish for. I wanted water in the house and boy did I get it!


  1. Wow! I don't have words to adequately respond to this post. Just... wow.

  2. I know, right? At least Dan and I can laugh/cry about it.

  3. Oh, Cal and Dan, I'm so sorry! I'm sure that all will be better before baby arrives. Right????
    Love and good thoughts!

    Mom (2)