Friday, April 1, 2011

My toliet is possessed...

I never thought I'd be thankful for poopy diapers...but I sure am today. Our toliet in the master bathroom has been on the fritz for ages. Sometimes when you flush it, it just keeps running. When that happened, one of us would hear it and go jiggle the handle. Worked every time. Well, today, it decided it didn't like that. I'm not entirely sure what happened. All I know is that Jeff took Cate into our bedroom to change her diaper, then yelled "Julie, get in here!" (Which, BTW, scared the living crap out of me, because of course I thought something was wrong with Cate.) So I go running in there, and there is, no joke, at leat 2 inches of water covering our bathroom floor. The water managed to soak our closet, which is right off the bathroom, and the laundry room and half-bathroom, which are behind our closet, and a bit into the garage, where we have a ton of boxes stored. It also managed to somehow soak the landing at the bottom of the stairs. Still not sure how that happened, since the closet was not wet all the way over there. Who knows. What I do know is that:

  • We currently do not have a toliet that works downstairs.

  • The closet carpet still squishes underfoot.

  • The sound of the wet/dry vac puts Cate to sleep immediately.

  • I am super-grateful for poopy diapers. It would have been much, much worse if we hadn't caught it when we did.


  1. oh that sounds terrible!! Glad nothing was/is wrong with Cate though!

    I really hope y'all get it cleaned up and all fixed soon. It's really the last thing you need while taking care of a new baby, geez!

    How are you feeling??

  2. Ugh...the joys of plumbing. We have the same problem in our apartment, so you just pushed me to call the landlord asap! (Thanks, btw.)
    Hope it gets repaired soon :)

  3. What a bummer of a situation to have to deal with. Booooo!

    I love that one of the things you now know is that the sounds of the wet dry vac puts Cate to sleep! Awesome!

  4. Yikes! Have you called your insurance company? My husband works in the restoration industry and I would bet the clean up and repair would be covered.