Nothing like waking up to the feel of a cold wet slosh under your feet in the morning….fyi: I do not function at all in the AM before I have had my coffee!
So…I splishy splash out to the kitchen and find water gushing from under the sink, so I turn the little valve thingy under there and turn it off…then I turn around to hear it gushing from behind the refrigerator….huh? really? wtf?
So then I run outside to shut off the main valve….the whole meter is gone…huh? OK so then I vaguely remember that the county upgraded and moved it a while back, but where? So I find it and it is this square locked thingy with a small hole in it….ohhhhh now I think I remember they gave me a doohicky thingy to shut it off? So I look and look for it while water is gushing, then decide to ask some neighbors if they have one….they are all asleep or wont answer their door to a frantic looking person. I decide to get a grip on myself and make a pot of coffee while I think this out….I go back under the sink and turn all the knobs till it stopped….I sloshed over to the coffee pot to pour my self a cup…only to fill it with plain water because I forgot to add the coffee….so I brew another…I slosh out of the kitchen and sit here with my warm cup of coffee….think I will slosh in and get another cup then sit here to decide if I should go back to bed and try again….ahhh…shit…now where is my mop?
End of the day update….Oh yes I did…after I got the water shut off under the sink and behind fridge, I went under the covers and went back to sleep, don’t know why except I didn’t want to deal with it, lol!
Woke up and called my home warranty…she said the quickest they could come out is Wednesday…in the meantime, I decide to deal get a flashlight and see that there is still leaking….not an option because I have my Swedish friends here in Florida and they are staying with me…
Soooo I go outside, find where I thought the water meter was missing, it wasn’t, just covered up with grass, but not before I tried breaking into a locked box that I thought was the meter, but was the cable box.
As I am digging out the water meter, a sweet elderly man walks by with his doggie and asks “what are you digging for?” I tell him my house flooded and I was trying to find the shut off valve…btw, of course my water company was closed today too. He showed me the knob on the side of my house…yep, I have lived here for 13yrs and didn’t know that….
Damn, I’m writing a damn novel! Anyway, I went to my neighbors house, explained, she sent her hubby, we went to Home Depot, he installed a new faucet, fixed the valve, and it looks so pretty…makes me want to do more to my kitchen now…lol!
Tomorrow is early to school and “get the water out of my bedroom carpet” day….