Better thee than me
May 14, 2007 04:27 PM
My college friends Justin and Jordana and their three--or is it four kids? (honestly, with that many, it's hard to keep track) are now between homes, due to fact that the house they were in sold rather quickly, and the one they were moving to isn't ready yet. So they are staying at a friend's, who is out of town.
Over at her blog, Jordana documents what good house-sitters they are:
Saturday night we got home late, put the kids to bed and were lounging in the living room reading the newspaper and running a load of laundry when the 85 lb., epitome of dumb blonde, yellow lab that lives here came running into the room tracking water everywhere. The laundry room had flooded. We dried the floor and pulled out the washing machine to dry underneath it, where we discovered that the problem was not the machine failing, but a backed up drain pipe.
Upon going down into the basement to see if we could find the problem, we discovered it wasn't hard to find, since water was and had been for some time, spewing all over the basement. I suppose it is a good thing there are twenty-four hour plumbers and by 3 in the morning, there were two blockages cleared -- of course, though, in the process, the dog ran away.
Fortunately, the dog was found, though the basement did flood one more time. Sounds like total hell.