I've been so busy with disasters this year that I haven't had time to write my 2010 yearly review. It is halfway finished. So after the monster flu and back to work, I thought this weekend would be a nice and relaxing time to do just that.
I thought wrong.
Why did my hot water heater pick THIS weekend to burst?
Have you ever awakened on a Saturday morning to find 2" of water standing inside half your house? I walked down the stairs to find out why there was no hot water. Maybe I needed to flip the breaker thingy. Step 1 - step 2 ...step 13. I turn my head to the left. I scream. WATER! I open the door to the right. I scream. WATER! There was no boat. I walk back up the stairs. 13....12....11....I couldn't find my rubber boots or my earrings or my sanity or my phone.
Unlike other natural disasters in Bloggingham (and there have been plenty) I did what any Queen should have done in the first place. I called someone. Anyone. Everyone. All of them.
The Fire Department came with their kind hoses to empty the swimming hole that was and still is my house. Disaster crew team came to clean up the mess that was and is my house. They say emergency cleanup "phase one" will take several days. Joy and rapture (and rupture)! I can't wait for "repair phase two" - they should be all done by Christmas if we're lucky.
**and no, Bloggy People, I do not know who that naked person is swimming in my den**
Oh. But here's the good news. Nobody died or got hurt. Not even the prisoners in the dungeon who forgot to pack their swimming trunks. They were so excited to have company down there. It was morbidly cute the way they talked to the shocked workers who set my furniture on blocks and carefully moved all the knick knacks around. They were professionals and pretended not to notice my blogging buddies behind bars. And I only cursed (out loud) once.
I'm going to take a cold cold shower now.
Thank God for small blessings.
At least I still have clean well water and soap.
There are many in our world right now who are just trying to survive.
I can take a little drama ya know.