Saturday, March 19, 2011

So, It Started Out Being A Good Day . . .

The sister missionaries were moving in today and we were very excited!

Michelle and I spent a couple days this week--during her spring break--cleaning out the room they will use, and getting rid of a lot of stuff collected over the past 14 years.

The only thing I had to do today was finish cleaning the laundry room so we could turn half of it into a kitchenette. A stove was being delivered at noon and a refrigerator is coming on Tuesday.

I went to the sister's apartment early to load up my Tahoe with their belongings and then ran home so I could deliver lunch to a friend whose children were hit by a car yesterday while driving a golf cart across the street and just got back from the hospital. (They are okay, but the boy is pretty banged up.)

Then Wes and I were going to hurry and work on the laundry room before his training meeting at 1--that was to be followed by a baptism and then over to friends to watch the BYU basketball game.

A good day, right?


While moving a box in the laundry room I discovered the wall was wet. The entire wall, actually. I groaned, realizing that a wet wall had to mean we had a plumbing leak. I gave Wes the bad news and he started ripping out the drywall to locate the water source.

A friend came by to help him take the cabinet off the wall (the father of the kids who were hit by a car) and later another friend came to help as well.

This is my basement now. The white spot on the wall is where the cabinet once was.

They have taken out a good portion of the wall and cut two holes in the ceiling so they could reach up and cut out a pipe. We believe the leak is coming from the upstairs bathroom, which could also mean my bathroom floor may need to be ripped out as well.

In the meantime--there is no place to put the oven or the fridge. My husband missed his training meeting and will probably miss the baptism, and our bathroom is off limits until the leak is fixed--which will take a couple days.


But . . . I prefer to think happy thoughts. Like about this cute little guy below who is growing up much too fast!

And of course if BYU wins, it will certainly help to bring great . . . joy to my journey!


Dixie Mom said...

Oh no! My first thought was that it's probably a good thing you had a reason to get in there and discovered that leak otherwise it might have gone on a lot longer and caused a bigger mess.

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Bummer! Sorry your good plans got messed up. Hopefully it can be fixed without too much trouble.

Way to go BYU!

Shannon said...

I'm SO sorry. Must be March Madness. We've had electrical, water heater, and plumbing issues and my youngest broke his arm this week. If March comes in like a lamb and turns to a lion by the middle, what does that mean for the end? Good luck with everything. Hope your home gets put back together soon!

Sue said...

These kinds of inconveniences are always trying at best, but even more so when you're trying to get ready for company. So sorry about the timing!

Hopefully it will all be cleared up soon with no complications from the wetness.


Dave and Camille said...

Enoch is sooo cute. I wish I could just come and give him a hug, I can't believe how fast he is growing up. Sorry about your day, but at least you have good friends!

Connie said...

Thankfully BYU won their game to add a little joy to your journey!
What a mess! Hopefully you can discover the leak and get it taken care of!
You will definitely bless the lives of the sister missionaries by allowing them to live with you! Hopefully they'll bless your lives as well.
Darling baby!!

Terri said...

Cute little guy! Wha-hoo for BYU!

Sorry I couldn't turn off my "Realtor" mode while reading about your water problem....(ouch for resale - Good thing you found it and are fixing it!) make sure you document that it was fixed.

Sorry it ruined your day! Bummer.

Rebecca Irvine said...

I hate when there are unexpected home repairs needed! And having the bathroom off limits is the pits! I will be sending positive vibes your way in hopes that it all gets fixed soon :-).

Roger and LeAnn said...

Oh my dear; I have had flooding so many times in so many homes; that I could just write on it forever. I do know exactly how you are all feeling.
I think it is awesome that you are taking the sister missionaries in.
You will be blessed for this.
There has been much happiness in our home since the BYU win; but I am getting worried about the next game.
Blessings to you! LeAnn

Kristin said...

Uh oh! Bad day for sure . . . one of those days when you just have to roll your eyes as things go from bad to worse . . . sometimes we think we're going be helping out and instead we turn out to be the one of need.