Friday, June 12, 2009

Disaster!

This is me today! I don't have my energy built up at all yet but today was a real test of my endurance.

Yesterday our handyman showed up to install our over, hob and faucet. This morning, I got up and went downstairs only to walk into a puddle of water. I then realized there was a sound of water running. Here a pipe had burst and there was water everywhere. We called the man and he came right over. He found the problem and fixed it. He had a sweeper to sweep the water away. But then I realized that our cupboard under the stairs which is beside the kitchen was also flooded. He was long gone so I had to try and clean that up on my own. What a mess!



So I have my new oven but no energy to use it at the moment.

29 comments:

Nancy said...

I think you need to smack that man silly. Holy cow, a brand new faucet, and water, water everywhere. Like you really need this. Hope it dries very soon.
Love you, Mom

Lena said...

Oh, poor Heidi :( That did not sound fun at all!

Caroline said...

Oh Heidi, there are days that really you do want to start over again on a different footing...
You really do not need things like that, hopefully you will feel up to using the oven soon.
Loved the cherries cross stitch in your last post!
Hope things will pick up healthwise soon for you as well, it gets all a bit much now I imagine.
Take care.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I sounds like a long afternoon lunch out is what you need! Or perhaps, a week at the beach??

RoyalTLady said...

Heidi,

It's been such a long time since I last wrote any comments here.

so very sorry to hear about this mishap.

Hopefully by the time you read all the comments, you are relieved of these mess. I experienced floods twice in my old house and I just did what I had to do slowly....

Rhonda in OK said...

you are so funny, the Soggy Bottom boys music is quite appropriate here.

bless your heart, your have sure been through a lot with this re-do project.

Annemarie said...

How on earth could this have happened??? How utterly awful. Do make sure you have a good soak in the tub and relax! I really hope I will see you tomorrow. That will be just the thing for you: a whole day of stitching and chatting and relaxing.

Much love,
Annemarie.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh dear girl. I am so sorry for your mess. Had a few myself. Hang in there and celebrate through Him who knows all about it. Blessings
QMM

Terri said...

The musical accompaniment was oh so appropriate! LOL
Poor Heidi!

Cindy at her Country Home said...

Hé vreselijk Heidi, trouwens een geweldig bericht van je moeder heb hier luid zitten lachen. Smack that man! Hoe kan hij dat nou doen. Wel een heerlijk soundje de Soggy Bottom Boys, kom helemaal in Country sferen. Ga ik even opschrijven! Weet niet of je al had gekeken voor je verrassing op m'n blog maar wellicht verzacht het een beetje deze nare gebeurtenis. Voor nu lekker rusten, love Cindy X

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh how awful! Not only the mess. But you tiring yourself out this way!

I do hope you'll really rest, for a few days. Really...

Aunt Amelia
"Aunt Amelia's Attic" blog
"Dear you," blog

Blessed With Four said...

oh dear - what a day, sorry to hear it, make sure u do get your closet good and dry Heidi - so no mold/mildew starts growing

Linda said...

Oh dear, this broken pipe does not sound fun...so sorry you had to deal with this mess...take care....get some rest so you can enjoy your new cooker hugs, Linda

Ragged Roses said...

Oh Heidi, wish I lived a bit closer, I would have been over to sweep up for you and pass on some chocolate bourbons to share! Take care, hope you're able to rest this weekend
Kimx

Sonja said...

Oh Heidi, wat een pech! Hoop dat je inmiddels weer een beetje uitgerust bent en dat het warme weer je verder helpt met het droog krijgen van alles. Mijn Roomba is al weer aan het stofzuigen, terwijl ik lekker buiten zit. Hoop dat jij ook kunt genieten van het warmere weer.

Rhondi said...

Oh Heidi
I am so sorry that happened! Hope you didn't overexert yourself. The music you chose is perfect!! I love that you can still keep your sense of humor in a difficult situation.
((hugs)) Rhondi

DonnaTN said...

It is a terrible cliche to say when it rains it pours...at least plumbing problems feel that way! Hope you are feeling better today. And on the bright side, hopefully your kitchen floor is nice and clean!

Linda said...

OH Heidi - what a big pain in the kazoo! I hope it all gets settled soon and you can get back to fun stuff!

Linda in VA

Brigitta said...

OH you poor girl, I can soooo imagine how you feel. I hope you manage to regain some of your energy today.
Hugs, Brigitta

angelasweby said...

Oh dear Heidi,
These things are definitely sent to try us. Hopefully nothing got too spoiled. Things will be okay, just a teeny bit more patience and it will be perfect.
Thinking of you and sending lots of wishy washy wishes or should that be swishy swashy swishes :>)
Hugs Angela

Pondside said...

Oh no!

Is there any consolation at all in having possibly the cleanest cupboard and floor in blogdom???
I hope you can take a break in your garden with a nice cup of tea and a favorite project.

N.C.Fabric Junkie said...

Ohhhhhhh Heidi what a heck of a note to have to clean up after all that mess. I hope that you were able to sit down to a nice hot cup of tea and relax once it was done. God has a way of never giving us more then we can handle dosen't he"
I am sitting here looking out my window at the beautifull cardinals and the squirles competeing for the bird seed. It always amazes me what detail there is in nature. Ooops I am getting off subject here sorry. By the way Heidi I love both of your blogs! Thanks so much for all of the time you take to put them together. They are always soooo interesting.

Mary said...

I think I need to come over and help you dear Heidi - I'm no plumber but I'm good at mopping up messes!! Also I can make a good cup of tea and bake for you once the stove is up and running.

So sorry you have been faced with these recent setbacks. Just get well soon............meanwhile have Jos take you to a few nice restaurants perhaps!

Chin up, things WILL get better soon.
Warm hugs - Mary X

Kristen said...

Oh my. I hope that you are feeling better soon! That is pretty ridiculous! Can't wait to see what you do create when you get the energy up though! I have an auction going at my blog. Please stop by! :)

Susan in SC said...

THis was such a sad story! I am so sorry you were left with such a mess!

Tracy said...

Oh, my Heidi... so sorry you've bottomed-out! Take time out that you need...don't worry, don't struggle, rest when you need to. Sending uplifting and happy thoughts your way, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

Marsha said...

Oh man! Nothing worse than water clean up. Maybe in a year it'll be sorta funny but not now. Just rest. Another day to look forward to using that new cooking apparatus. One more day clean, untouched and spanking new.

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