More watery adventures

So, I’m standing near the fridge, having a little late-night snack (don’t tell the kids I ate the last of their muffin), and suddenly I hear water gushing from under the sink.

I don’t have my glasses on but I opened the cupboard doors anyway. It looks like water is spraying EVERYWHERE!

I *quietly* call to Mitch down the hall (the kids are asleep in the living room right next to the kitchen because the two bedrooms are still in renovation mode) and totally-not-panicking 🤣 tell him to turn the water off.

We have a lake under the sink which is seeping out to the floor. The inside walls are dripping. The kids have not woken up.

Mitch looks around under there and asks me where it was leaking from. I put on my glasses and point to the hoses. 🤷‍♀️🤣 He tells me he needs to turn the water back on and I need to watch and see where the leak is coming from.

I decided I should record it so he can see exactly where it is coming from.

My video

He asks if I am ready. I say yes and push record. Nothing really happens. That’s my super helpful and interesting video showing that nothing is leaking.

He then tells me he had tightened something that he suspected was the problem. So, that was confirmation that the problem is this shark bite thing.

So, we are back to no running water until he can get that replaced or fixed or whatever.

The good news is that we tried the washing machine yesterday and it doesn’t appear to be damaged from frozen water and then today (before the pipes broke again) we turned the dishwasher on and it seems to work fine too.

We did learn that the kitchen sink drain on one side has completely fallen apart – all the spoiled milk I dumped down the drain landed on the floor.

It is definitely an adventure around here!

Moving Joys

This is just a personal record of our moving adventure. 😅

The bedrooms have had the carpet ripped up (old 70s carpet. No thank you). So half the house is now unusable. Five people sleeping in the living room until further notice.

We had no water when we moved in. The winters get cold enough to freeze pipes (and break them) so it is common practice here to have the water turned off when a house is unoccupied. We didn’t ask for the water turned on right away because the town was under a boil water advisory and then had no water at all and then back to boil water.

So today I call and ask for the water to be turned on (it is quite annoying to use these jugs of water for everything – drinking, cooking, cleaning, flushing toilet, dishes) and my husband isn’t home but he walked me through the process on the phone to turn the water on inside…

Turn this valve and that valve and splish, splash, that’s not right!

Oh, the old breaker box is on the floor because we had the electrical upgraded. Which meant a whole day without power as well. And my husband had to dig a 4-foot trench which took many hours (hello, frozen ground).

Now I am waiting on a plumber. And avoiding cleaning the cupboards because of all the mice droppings. 🤢

I am going to go publish a pattern now, to help me feel better.