Flood!

I know it’s been a while since my last post.  Things have been a little hectic around here.  Mom arrived to visit us last Sunday and we’ve been having a great time, so far.


Last Wednesday, however, we had a mishap.  Our downstairs toilet took on a life of its own and flooded our bathroom and the entryway to the house.  At about 5:00, I heard the toilet making a few small noises (no one was in the room with it).  I figured I would ask Todd about it when he got home in a couple of hours.  Surprise!  The toilet decided not to wait for Todd’s arrival.  A few minutes after the initial warning sound, I suddenly heard water gushing onto the floor.  I tried to shut off the water valve in the bathroom, but the water kept coming.  I ran outside and turned off the water main coming into the house.  Mom and I did our best to clean up the water and I made a frantic call to Todd to get home *now*.  We used, literally, every single towel in the house to mop up the water.  We are not completely sure that our floors are going to survive, but the toilet has been removed and reinstalled, so we’re optimistic.  We borrowed a dehumidifier from a friend and had it set up for a few days.  It’s hard to say how much water may have gotten past the waterproof barriers, however, since the water was all the way against the wall (where the barrier ends, obviously).  Anyway, I opted to try to save the floors rather than taking photos, so you are spared the visions of our near swimming pool…  Cross your fingers that this will be the last you hear of this particular incident.  I really hope the floors don’t have to come out!!

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