Unexpected,unwanted jobs

Last nite we thought that today we would both quilt and get some work done, now that this batch of hay was in.

so much for thinking……..

About 9pm, after we had both showered, we heard this waterfall sound coming from the laundry room. Not something you really want to hear, particularly when you arent doing laundry or running water.

A pipe that runs from the ceiling to the water heater broke. A main line. I ran to move stuff (like the laundry baskets of CLEAN clothes directly in the line of fire) and Steve ran to turn off the water main.

This morning he got the cold water partly turned on so we can at least flush the toilet. But we have to haul water to the cows since that shut off is affected too. We went to get a new hot water heater, plumbing supplies and pipes. Luckily, we had the BEST help at HomeDepot. Amazing man who knew his stuff. Dontcha love it when that happens? It is unexpected and makes a dreaded job less difficult.

Steve hates plumbing. But he has been sweet and working steadily to get it done. Hot water by midnite? Maybe. The wall, ceiling and floor are all clean there now too! That was my contribution. Well, that and KFC!

In the midst of all this commotion, the little girl from next door comes over asking me to fix her jeans. That is NOT a job i like to do. I do quilts, not clothes. Not mending. Not hemming. But for this family, (Steve’s niece’s kids) I often do fix school clothes. One kid is way overweight, the other is very skinny. So finding things to fit them is a problem. I told her to come back in an hour. That was 4 hours ago and she hasnt come back. Maybe the state of our house scared her! (I can hope, right?)

I quilted this afternoon. Sorry, no pics yet.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. freda1951
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 19:23:03

    Don’t you just hate it when things go wrong at home? Hope you have hot water soon.

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  2. Vicki W
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 21:21:16

    That’s one of those days where you jsut want to get back in bed and cover your head.

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  3. sammi
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 22:59:10

    Hurray for Steve for working on something the does not like. And hurray for you to fix clothes when it is not your “like” either. Hurray for the man at Home Depot for caring enough about his job to learn it ! And hurray for the inventor of running water. Amen.

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  4. Christine Olson
    Aug 20, 2008 @ 00:38:46

    Yikes! BTDT. Aren’t you glad you weren’t gone for the day, or worse yet, a week!

    Hope tomorrow goes better for you. 🙂

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  5. andicrafts
    Aug 20, 2008 @ 00:48:36

    Darn! Sorry you had to go through that, Gayle. You’ve had enough to deal with lately with trying to get the new studio organized.

    Better days are on the way!

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  6. TeresaL
    Aug 20, 2008 @ 09:02:44

    Gayle, arugh! DH hates plumbing here, too. Thankfully you have a handy guy to take care of these rotten things when they happen. Glad the problem is behind you now.

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  7. SallyP
    Aug 20, 2008 @ 23:14:48

    ………..Thank heavens for the plumbers in our lives ……I couldn’t live out here on this spring and drain this house when we leave and do all those plumber things …………………….

    Hope you get a few minutes rest you both will need it SALLY

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  8. Deb Levy
    Aug 21, 2008 @ 20:54:45

    When it rains it pour…sorry for the pun. I’ll have an adult beverage for you and hope things get fixed quickly.

    Soon….it’ll be done and you’ll be in quilters’ heaven in that new, spacious studio!

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