Thursday, August 27, 2009

Coffee Talk: When it Rains it Pours!

Good Morning ladies, grab yourself a slice of lemon-poppy seed bread and make yourselves comfortable! I hope you have all had a great week!

In all honesty, it has been another challenging one here at the Tigerden.

I am praying that things will come together soon and we will begin to have some not awful days. Right now, I am just trying to be thankful for not awful moments.


I would like to offer a couple of pictures up for your viewing enjoyment. They pretty much sum up our situation recently.









These are pictures of the latest chapter in our plumbing drama. This is what our school room looked like yesterday after Dancer and her friend decided to "swim" in the master bathtub and run the jets. In hindsight, after the past 4 months of plumbing disasters, I should have just said no.
In case you are not privy to the "flood" of excitement we have had, let me give you a brief update. Since the Wednesday before Easter we have replaced the plumbing in the downstairs bathroom, the main outside hydrant, under the kitchen sink. We had a leak in the air conditioner and when the repairman was looking for it, he found another in the hot water heater. We had to replace a switch on the pump for our well. We thought we were finished, I mean, what else could possibly leak, right?
And then, a couple of weeks ago, the water dispenser in the refrigerator started to leak. Now, I thought that was odd, because we turned the water off to the refrigerator a couple of years ago when the water dispenser decided to run non-stop. So the fact that it suddenly began leaking again was a bit perplexing. We called our friendly neighborhood plumbing expert. It wasn't caused by a leak in the water dispenser, although there was one, but a leak in the valve in the wall. So, Monday, we had the plumbing behind the refrigerator replaced! On a positive note, we now have running water and ice out of our freezer again! Yay!
And then...I let the girls swim in the tub. A couple of hours later, baseball boy was in the school room and said, "Mom--what are those big bumps on the ceiling?" I came to investigate and saw the bulging sheet rock. Knowing what was coming, I decided to check it out, got the step stool and with one gentle poke...was flooded with bubbly bath tub water!
However, we now cannot find the leak...we have run tons of water...not even a drip. Perhaps it was from running the jets, I don't know. I guess we will just have to call the plumber!
So, here's hoping you all have a nice, dry weekend!
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18 comments:

Jolanthe said...

I'm so sorry!!! We had a plumbing issue this week too when our sewer pump quit working. Fortunately we caught it before we had septic junk all over the basement.

I feel for you!!

Dani said...

Ugh! Frustrating I know! My aunt's upstairs bathroom was leaking (it was a guest bathroom they didn't use) and it flooded the floor and overnight the water dripped through the floor, then the ceiling downstairs and flooded the downstairs sitting room. What a mess! I hope you guys figure it all out!

JadeLD said...

My goodness what a nightmare! This weekend I am going to be grateful for all the current plumbing in our house and our great shower - you never really appreciate the water supply in your house until you hear a story like this. Good luck with the rest of the work!

secondofwett said...

Good Heavens! That is a lot of plumbing issues......we have been struggling with one at our trailer....a slow leak behind the toilet...I lived with replacing folded up pieces of paper towel catching the drips all summer....and our fridge hashad water leaking out of it ....right now I have a folded towel on the bottom shelf til the plumber comes next Tuesday! Wonderful isn't it! Thanks for stopping by...I hope I have good resolve to follow thru also!

kimberly said...

At least you'll be able to laugh at this one later. I wish someone had taken a pic of you on your step stool with your stick up to the ceiling as you are soaked in bubbly water! Thanks for he visual!
Good luck though with the leak. I say get a professional out there soon!

Janet said...

Oh, you poor thing! I hope you find the leak soon so all will be well!

Thanks for the lemon poppyseed bread--it's my favorite!

Kathryn said...

That does sound like a nightmare week! God bless and good luck!

samantha said...

That is too bad. It sounds like the place is falling apart. Hopefully this will be the last of the plumming disasters. I hope you have a good weekend, and try to relax a bit, or indulge in something that makes you feel good. You deserve it.

Growin' with it! said...

oh dear. well, at least its a good thing that baseball boy didn't have the camera when mom decided to poke the bubble! what a nightmare girl and i hope you wake up to a beautiful dream real soon!

Jessie Geroux said...

what a frustrating battle to be waging for so many months. I can only imagine the nice summer vacation you must have paid for your plumber to take with all of the work he has gotten from you all. I'll refrain from saying "what else can leak" because I don't want to jinx ya. Hope you dry up soon

Kally said...

Oh my!
I hope that this is the last of the plumbing disasters for you... I can't even imagine.

joyceandnorm said...

Oh no! That's not good. Said a prayer for you. Hope everything will be better soon.

carikaufm said...

Wow! I am struck by two things... 1) you are well loved by the blogosphere...look at all the support here! and 2) you are able to handle chaos with an impressive amount of humor and grace. I will be praying for you! btw, I would love to tell you more about Strings Attached, but i am long-winded (shocker right?)...shoot me an email and I will fill you in. Cari@gps4life.net

Dawn said...

OMGoodness! I am so sorry! That is probably one of the hardest things about home ownership - having to repair everything that breaks. :( It seems to be one thing after another, right?

Just think though, when it's all replaced you won't have to worry about it for a while. You will also have a plumber who loves you! ;-)

I will pray for a reprieve from house woes for you. You need a break!

Thanks for the coffee!
Dawn

Debbie said...

ooh dear - plumbing problems are SUCH a hassle. Our basement backed up sewer ick earlier this year. NOT fun...

I hope you treat yourself to a NICE LARGE cup of your favorite coffee blend when you can. Praying you can locate the leak soon...

Wish I could help...

Oh, and our church newsletter goes to almost 900 women! They are not all members, but attendees, too

Lea said...

Plumbing problems are about the worst! Blessings to you as you "hang in there." Surely it will all be better SOON!!

Aimee said...

I am hyperventilating just looking at this! I have such little patience with plumbing problems that I would need to be medicated if this happened in my house. They are the worst!

I hope that you can find the leak and get it resolved quickly, so that you can put your house back together!

Kelly said...

gads...your plumbing issues never stop! you poor, poor thing! i'm sorry for this frustration! i prayed for you this past week and hope this week has been off to a better start for you. hang in there!