Thursday, March 25, 2010

Water water everywhere... but not a drop to drink

Or use, or bath with, or wash clothes with, etc... etc... etc.

So, as many of you have heard we had a pipe crack and slab leak in our master bath last week. Actually, it's been going on for a while now, but we realized what was going on a little late, and by the time we realized it got bad.

I mean the sound of water rushing under our floor- Hot spots throughout the house, under the tile, under the carpet- Pools of water gushing out from our driveway, bad.

Anyways, we had to shut our water off... totally. So, no water to shower, do laundry, wash dishes, etc. It was HARD!!!!

We drank from our small supply of water we had in storage and used what we had to for the necessities. We would go to my families house to refill the bottles, etc.

And, (gross out right here)... we only flushed the toilet in necessity. Wes would go to Jack in the Box or WalMart to use the bathroom for #2- I would go to Heidi and Ned's house. :) I knew you would all enjoy it... but these are things you don't even think about when you think of how you use water.

I have a new-found desire to stock up on our water storage, because we are SCREWED if for any reason we can't access the water supply. Especially with all the earthquakes, etc. I recommend you try not using any water for 48 hours and see how you feel.

BTW: We decided to abandon ship after 2 days and spent the rest of the week at my parents house.

I will explain more of the problem/solution later in terms of what the devil happened with the leak, fixing it, etc.


Karly Michelsen said...

That sounds awful! Especially while being pregnant...Good you have family close by. Hope it gets fixed soon.

Jeanie Doll said...

Yikes! I hope it is fixed soon!

Heidi (Todd) Broberg said...

Yeah I had to tell a few people you guys came over to "go to the bathroom" and they thought it was hilarious too. SORRY, it was funny though!

Amber said...

So funny, but Oh, so sad.