When It Rains, It Pours…

I guess I should have written, when pipes freeze, burst, and thaw out… then it pours… Here’s my story.

It all began with a small water leak.  Our entire water system is stationed in the garage.  Hot water heater, water softener, pump, drains, etc.  During the coldest part of our winter, the hot water tank decided to spring a very small, yet noticeable leak.  Since Matthew has been working eight days a week, I called on his dad, Tommy; and my dad too.  My dad has made it be known since I was teeny tiny that he doesn’t do plumbing, and after all the troubles I’ve had lately… I totally get it.

Tommy came over to help me (and by help me, I mean do 99% himself) take out the corroded tank and drive in the icy-snow to buy me a new shiny one.  Long story short, the new tank didn’t work, had to uninstall it, take it back and exchange it for a different one.  Problem solved.  And believe me, there is way more to that story.  It wears me out just thinking about it.

Then… the weather starts warming slightly.  I go into the garage to do some laundry, and I hear water gushing.  The outside water spout which is right outside the garage, in between the garage and the formal living room had burst.  Water was literally gushing out of the sheetrock.  Immediately I flipped the breaker to the well, and called my dad and Tommy.  As I waited for them to arrive, I went into the living room and noticed one of Maxwell’s sippy-cups turned on its side.  Went to pick it up, and thought, “dang.. that’s a lot of water for a tiny cup”.  Took another step and water splashed up on my ankle.  My mother walked in at this point and the two of us cleared that room of all the furniture and toys faster than we’ve ever moved before.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves..

Thank the sweet Lord above for such great family and friends!  Kyle and Tonie helped rip this nasty wet carpet out of my house!

Look at that shiny kitchen knife!

The look on Maxwell’s face is exactly how I was feeling.  😦

More help came!  John and Liz are two more amazing friends who knew I needed help!  And of course, Isaac was a help to John.

Maxwell was happy again.  And so was I.  🙂

I thanked John and Liz with a box of Banana-Cinnamon Cupcakes topped with a Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting.  I mean, what says thank you like a ton of sugar, butter, cream cheese, and more sugar?

Did I mention that I topped them with some pecans that I toasted in more butter, sugar, and cinnamon?  Yummy…..

So it goes without saying that I am so lucky to have such amazing family and friends.

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