One Of Those Days When All Goes Swimmingly? – Huh!

Do you know one of those days when all your plans come together seamlessly and your heart is filled with lovely warm satisfied feelings? Nor do I!!!
All seemed fine-n-dandy enough this morning. I got some admin done that I had overlooked earlier in the week and was quite chuffed at not forgetting it again, then it was time to do some more sorting/packing/dumping at my flat. Gee, all was going great – I had plenty of energy again after a few chemo-down-days, and everything was progressing really well as I worked in kitchen, bedrooms and living room. Then, a couple of hours later, I opened my bathroom door!

Blue stained water pouring along the ceiling wiring and everywhere else it could find a route!

Blue stained water pouring along the ceiling wiring and everywhere else it could find a route!

Argghh! The flat is on the ground floor with another flat above it. That water had been coming in for a few days by the sodden-ness of the carpet and the state of the rest – the dark blue stripe on the shower curtain is a stream of running water . I eventually got a response from ‘upstairs’ only to find that  only their teenaged daughters were home – parents having taken grandchildren to a panto. This was not even 2pm so obviously adults were not going to return for a wee while. We needed the upstairs water to be turned off but, low and behold, the teenagers had vanished only for one to return an hour layer – meanwhile every possible item I possessed that could help soak-up or contain water was pressed into service. The water had soaked the window curtains too – it had run everywhere.

 

Every cover, towel, bucket I had available was pressed into absorbing service

Every cover, towel, bucket I had available was pressed into absorbing service

An emergency plumber duly arrived and stopped the flow from their place – which turned out to be beneath their cistern (explains blue water) and, judging by a video he made of it, – it has been like that for a very long time. He reckoned it would take a couple of days to stop seeping down so did a couple of things to make my bathroom ceiling less likely to fall in (!) An electrician will call tomorrow to see if my power may be turned back on, and make the wiring etc., safe. Then I will have the pleasure of taking up the carpet and lord know what else to get the place dry again!

This was the last thing I needed with all that has been happening healthwise, but then they do say it never rains bur it pours! Huh!

2 thoughts on “One Of Those Days When All Goes Swimmingly? – Huh!

  1. Margaret Powrie

    My heart goes out to you, when I lived in Edinburgh I had somebody above me who let water down on many occasions usually just after I had decorated it is soul destroying more so when you are not so well, I hope you are insured. x

    Reply
    1. susanannwales Post author

      Oh yes. 🙂 The insurance company immediately offered accommodation for me (though not needed) and arranged for the electricity to be checked. All is ok now. It’s drying out well and just needs cleaning now – the carpet won’t need replacing or anything drastic.

      Reply

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