Monday, August 18, 2008

Standing in Hot Water

This morning at 5:30 I awoke to the sound of rushing water. I thought Husband was in the bathroom washing his hands, so I didn't bother to try bringing myself to full consciousness. But when the sound kept on well beyond the amount of time it takes to wash one's hands, I decided I should probably wake up the rest of the way. I pried my eyes open to find that the bathroom was dark and that Husband was outside letting the dogs out. So I dragged myself out of bed and stumbled into the bathroom where I stepped into a puddle of water. I woke up pretty fast at that point because the water I was standing in was quite hot.

Husband got the water turned off, and we found that the hot water supply line had somehow come off its fitting underneath the sink. Husband had to leave for work, and I spent the next couple of hours sopping water up off the floor with towels that were already half soaked because I keep them underneath the same sink where the leak occurred.

It's been a fun morning. In a few minutes I'll finally get my morning coffee.


Michael Kear said...

I've been in hot water myself a few times. ;)

Hope you don't have any major damage.

JMG said...

I'll bet you have!

I think I got it all soaked up before it damaged anything.

Tony Arnold said...

Great way to start the day.

Happened to us once but it was the cold water. I had just finished putting in a new fixture into a renovated bathroom. We left for some function for 3-4 hours. Came home to hear water running, never a good feeling. The brand new flexible hose under the sink had failed.

Must be the week for weird mornings. I think I'll post my weird one this morning having nothing better to post