Friday, July 31, 2009

The great flood...


Here is the culprit.... a toilet with a faulty*float valve* (that's man talk for the thing that fills the toilet full of water again after you flush) How long has the float valve had a problem??? over a year... I can see all of your eyes bulging simultaneously as you read the words... I know it is hard to believe that a husband as wonderful and amazing as mine is, would put off working on the toilet. but in his defense he did fix the same problem in *my* bathroom and then got burned out on touching toilet yuck for a year.. give the man a break!! *oh and by my bathroom, I mean I will NEVER share a bathroom with a man. any man. they are filthy disgusting creatures when it comes to things that happen in bathrooms, and I will have NO part in it. I would rather get a bladder infection from holding it too long, or go pee in the yard than set foot in the germ sanctuary that is the boys bathroom*

So long story short... My sweet husband, (who I love) came home from work to do some business in the bathroom, when he was done, he flushed the toilet (just like I taught him) He was in a hurry to get back to work, so he rushed out... forgetting about aforementioned faulty valve... Now here comes the very unfortunate part... Apparently whatever business was being attended to in the bathroom was quite... well lets just say the toilet got plugged... and the valve got stuck. (God hates me I swear it!) and so .... do you see where this is going people???

Toilet water, icky nasty toilet water began spilling over the toilet... hours pass... then Brittany and Chantel walk into my room and feel the squish... upon further investigation the discover that there is a problem... Brittany can't find her phone (SHOCKING) and, oh it gets better! She makes the executive decision that it would be wise to walk to Grandma's house and call dad... that would be great except for the fact that the toilet is gushing water faster than old faithful and grandma lives 8 blocks away. Why not just go to a neighbors??? The inner workings of a 13 year old's mind is just somewhere I don't want to venture.. so in the end the gushing was stopped, and the carpet was soggy. we are drying it out now, and the lovely carpet cleaning man will be here on Monday to suck out the poo. Oh and the icing on the cake... This carpet was just installed about 4 months ago... LOVELY.


4 comments:

Doty Family said...

I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!! I do, but my water wasn't yucky poo water, just gross dirty water! I'll take the gross dirty water ~ I know it doesn't make you feel any better but I had to rip up every piece of carpeting and my hardwood!!! Good luck. It sucks! It really does! And Brit, sweet Brit! The workings of the teenage mind are a mystery!

bodoba said...

oh no! I have nightmares about toilets flooding. It's just one big ugly mess after another. I really feel for you. I wouldn't wish a flooding toilet on my worst enemy. New carpet too ugh!

*Liese said...

Oh gross. SO GROSS! That definitely sounds like no fun at all. Pretty sure I would have cried actually. :) Cute Brit though! Totally reminds me of a time as a small child when my mom left soup on the stove and went to a neighbor's house--the kitchen's practically on fire and what does my six-year-old head think to do? Cover my face and my little sister's with wet washcloths and open the doors so the smoke can billow out. Not going next door to tell my mother. Good times. If you need anything, let me know!

Melissa said...

Oh NO! That sounds like no fun whatsoever! I think I would have a hear attack if that happened and my new carpet was soaked through. I hope that you are able to get it all back to normal and get that toilet fixed!