Then The Floods Came …

Today I did something I never ever considered would be something that would have to be done. I had to use my wet dry vacuum to clean up the ceiling in ‘The Bathroom’. I can imagine what you all must be thinking, that one of the 14 new connections I made in the bathroom failed. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. It’s normal. It’s the perfect amount of connections. I’m sure. And, none of them ruptured or leaked.

What happened, you see, is that I had everything in place for the sinks to be connected to the water supply, but I hadn’t done the drain. That was today’s job. In order to connect the drains I had to reroute all the hoses for the water supply so they wouldn’t interfere. This involved a lot of cutting and rearranging everything, and the water supply had to be de-energized. So, your presumption, though wrong, was logical considering that I had to disconnect and reconnect everything, numerous times, to make things line up OK.

When I was finally satisfied that everything might work, I went outside and re-energized the water circuits. Upon entering the house I could hear water running and knew, immediately, that everyone would be delighted to learn that I had failed to turn off the new, unconnected faucets. All four of them were blazing away, splattering water everywhere. They have lots of water pressure in ‘That Bathroom’, believe me. I lost precious time as I turned once to go outside and turn off the water, then immediately realized I could save a lot of time, and water logging, if I just sucked it up and go into the rapidly flooding bathroom and turn off the faucets. Needless to say, I got amazingly wet.

As water dripped on me from the ceiling, I plotted my next course of action which was to bring my wet-dry shopvac back into the house and make sure it still works. It does, and I was able to suck up all the spilt water, including the water that sprayed into the hall, soaking the carpet. I was very proud of my shopvac. I used it on the ceiling, the mirror, the door, the walls, and finally the floor. You will all be happy to know the linoleum floor we installed does not leak.

You may also be glad to know that the GFI outlet works just fine. It got soaked and disconnected. That’s probably what I smelled when I got the water turned off.

I got it all cleaned up and actually got one of the sinks connected, temporarily, so it could be used. That, and I wanted to see if I could do it after all the turmoil. I could and I did.

As I write, Jeran and Gilligan are sitting behind me singing the entire Phineas and Ferb theme song, word for word. That’s what they are watching on the Man Room TV while eating Lunch. It’s 8 pm, but it’s lunch because Gilligan doesn’t like supper.

That’s my day.

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