Tuesday, November 28, 2006

down by the water...

monday nite, i got home around 9pm from work. i'm feelin' good, not so tired so me and the dog head to the local neighbourhood school for some illegal offleash activities. i try not to let him off leash where he isn't allowed but it's late, there is no one in site, and there's snow! we have a blast, he's running around like a crazy dog, eating snow, chasing snowballs and a regular ball, and generally being a bigger goof than usual. we play until we lose the ball in the snow. apparently a keen sense of smell is not my dog's strong point.

we go home, and i'm feelin' good. not too tired. i figure i will kick back and relax, watch a little tv, catch 'the hour' and then go to bed.

however, this is not to be. my brother is getting ready for work (he works graveyards) and i can hear him running a bath. he then says, there is no hot water. he goes downstairs and.. water everywhere! as i told my friend today, our hot water tank is broken. :(

so, instead of chillin', i am mopping up water, and moving crap around our basement so that everything is clear for whoever we can get to fix it. and then i'm so tired, that i have to go to sleep and get up early (5am!) to finish it. i call work and tell them i can't come in, and they are totally cool with it. and then it's time to call the plumber. have you ever tried to call a plumber in cold weather?! i was on hold forever, and they can't get here until tomorrow (but they are very nice so that is ok). so i ended up going to work anyways.

i have no hot water and today was a killer day. all i want to do is soak in the tub. but alas, no such luck.


mellowlee said...

Awww, sorry to hear that :( Yes, I had a flooded basement the last house I lived in Cranbrook. The pressure valve blew on the hotwater tank while we were out for hours. We came home and the house was freezing, and it was -25 outside. So I went down to the basement to check the furnace and was knee deep in water. It was pretty scary wading through that water in the dark basement to reach the hot water tank and shut off the water so it would stop filling the basement. I was scared I would be electrocuted or something. Turns out it completely drowned the furnace, and we had to get my best friend's parents to bring their sump pump to pump all the water out, and they also brought two electric space heaters so we wouldn't freeze in the night. We couldnt get a plumber etc until the next day and my landlady argued about even calling them! I totally feel your pain. Shit like that bites big time! But on the other hand, it's really nice to have friends!! Man do I ever miss home!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

oh god, that's crappy. we found ours fairly early so there wasn't a ton of water.

friends are good. i have had to go over to a friend's house to shower for the past two days. looking forward to being able to be in my own shower tomorrow. although she did have some cool shampoo!

mellowlee said...

LOL @ the shampoo remark. Heeeheeee!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

it's funny, because i brought some shampoo over and when i saw that shampoo and she said, oh use mine. and i was all right!