Sunday, December 18, 2016

My! That Was Fun!

No...not Dragonwyck, who landed last night! 


We got up this morning to a wet floor around the washing machine.  The floor is a concrete slab so there was no danger of flooring damage.  But we spent a good half hour trying to track the leak.  It turned out to be a connection from the near by pressure tank. So there was mopping and hooking up a heat lamp.  When we dry things out we will mend it with plumber's epoxy which, toes crossed, will hold until warm weather when we can replace the lines and make sure all is water tight.

The kicker was that when I went into my studio, which is blocked off from the rest of the downstairs but not really walled, there was water spread over the floor.  It looked like more than we had already mopped.  Finally I realized that my wonderful kittehs had knocked over a water jug and pooped the cap.  Fortunately it was not full, but it is amazing how much ground three cups of water can cover.
More mopping, pulling stuff out from under shelves, hooking up another heat lamp, and putting all my studio towels in the laundry.

As I said, it was a fun time had by all!

After two days of bitter cold and wind it has warmed up to the fifties!  Perhaps everything will have time to dry before it gets cold again.  We have had too many winters that start with snow, turn to rain and then get cold to turn the world into a skating rink.  When we lived in the back house on the very crown of the hill we engaged in the sport of rut running, which was not for the faint of heart.

Enjoy the days and as always, thanks for stopping by...............*s*

6 comments:

  1. Oh my, the dragons may be hanging, but the water is just needing mopping...glad it's nothing more serious that bothered your studio! Yes, winter does give us surprises of all kinds!

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    1. Hi Barb....Most of our plumbing crises happen in winter.

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  2. Yikes, you weren't kidding about aggravations. Hope that is was a one and done with no more surprises. Stay warm and safe.

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    1. Hi Patti.....My computer ate my reply to your post.
      It's great to have you stop by. Happy Solstice!

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  3. I was waiting for you to say the washing machine had died... mine did recently. Glad your leak was fixable.

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    1. Hi Anna....Been there with that too! I love owning my home, but there are times........!

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