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water water everywhere… August 25, 2009

Filed under: house before and afters — ravennagirls @ 10:36 pm
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…but despite that I can’t use the sink.

 water water everywhere

I feel like this is my house lately.

I am getting deja vu this week, seriously!  This week next year I am not going anywhere near water, because doing so seems to equal disaster.


Anyway …  here is how it happened…. 

Ya know how it was the birthday b’s part-ay this weekend? 

Ya know how usually a part-ay involves people, usually with somewhere to congregate?


welllll…..  I awoke early that day to get a few dinner ingredients in order and cupycakes made.   All was going well until about 30 minutes before part-ay take-off.    We were getting dressed to attend mini golfing with some friends for the first activity.  I decided to just do one more thing while waiting for the dishwasher to finish.   I leave the kitchen faucet running to fill a water pitcher for some pre part-ay chilling.  I turn around to check the stove where something is cooking. 

And I am like  – what is that noise? And wait, I just put on these socks and they are wet! And, wait, i look right and there is a river running in my living room.

that noise.  It’s coming from the sink.  It’s gushing out of the under cabinet below the sink.

Yelling, then towels, then more towels, then what is going on??

We clean up, lightly investigate, then need to leave.  You really should not be late for a part-ay you are throwing….

….post golf… We come back with a few guests.  After investigating several things, I discover a tube that is not connected where i think it should be underneath the sink… and instead of water coming out, ya know the faucet, it comes out underneath.  But we cannot get it reconnected…

So, dinner is left to finish prepping without a sink, which was hard for me, the girl who washes her hands a zillion times while cooking.  And likes to use a sponge to do silly things, like clean up my pizza doughed flour work surface…..  [yes, i still washed my hands… in the bathroom, but it was a pain!]

The night eventually comes to an end, and the guests depart.  B’s bf Erik goes to investigate some more.  After a few attempts and us “trying” the faucet and spraying him in the eye [oops]  he removes a broken tube from the sink.  It is strange looking… two plastic tubes with plastic connections and a T shapped connection in the middle.  One of these connections had simply broke with a plastic piece still inside.    

Our faucet is the type with a pull down sprayer.  We later learn that this special tube part is something very specific to our faucet.    Thanks to B calling Moen… we have a new part on the way since they do not sell it at retail stores, and there is nothing else out there with the special connections it has.

Then last night, post our trip to home depot to figure this out…. We are working on some projects on the couch… when we hear a water sound again. 

Hm, is that the neighbors watering at 10 pm?

I don’t think so.

Kitchen is dry, no… the sound is from downstairs.  In the basement, where the washer is going.

You have got to be kidding..

The overflow for the washer is into the utility sink.  It must have gotten slightly clogged because it was draining slllllowlllllly.   The water had to go somewhere, why not the floor?

Luckilly that problem was solved rather quickly by unclogging the sink and bailing it out with a bucket …. but still.


I am sick of water.


Me to B:  What other water related problems do you think can go wrong this week??

B to Me:  Well, we were going to install the new toilet this weekend.

Me to B:  oh. no.  maybe i will wear my swimsuit.


stay tuned….


One Response to “water water everywhere…”

  1. Jo Says:

    Goggles, I recommend goggles.

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