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It's 6 in the morning ~ and there's more!!!!!

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LadyScozz Report 29 Mar 2013 19:15

and it's raining.... inside our house :-(

I woke up at 4am to hear OH using veRy colourful language.

What are you doing?

No answer........... so I got out of bed......... and got wet feet :-(


A pipe in the bathroom burst.

Water all over upstairs (4 bedrooms) and running down the stairs like a waterfall. The room under our bedroom is soaked, and the ceiling in that room is dripping like rain.

The garage is flooded, all OH's tools (including power tools) are soaked. His golf shoes are full of water!

I've already 'phoned the insurance company (thank goodness for 24 hour service!).

Everything is covered, $500 excess....... but we have to pay the plumber's bill to fix the pipe. Weird.

The water is turned off, we've switched off the power to half the house......... but we had enough water in the filter jug to make a pot of coffee.

We've mopped up what we can, taken rugs up, and now have towels all over the floors.

Excuse me......... I'm going to finish my coffee and then have a good cry :-(

:-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


eRRolSheep Report 29 Mar 2013 19:24

place the filter jug under the drip and then it will be double filtered.

Take my advice, do not dwell on how it is now but think of how it may be later when the insurance has paid for everything - nice new paint etc etc

Every negative is a positive in disguise


LadyScozz Report 29 Mar 2013 19:34

Good advice Errol, thankyou. :-D

It could be worse.

We're going away next weekend.......... I hate to think what would would have found coming home on Sunday night, if the pipe burst next Friday night!

I'm going back to bed.............. I hope the bed doesn't fall through the floor.

OH is still taking photo's.



LollyWithSprinklez Report 29 Mar 2013 19:55

Not nice, not nice at all but as you say say better this week than next!!

Is this anything to do with your workmen on roof?

Have you had the electrician in to check your power supply is safe?

Keep your chin up and Errols right start planning on new colour schemes and soft furnishings :-)


LadyScozz Report 29 Mar 2013 22:41

That was my first thought Lolly! They didn't do any damage at all.

The plumber just left. We have the water back on.

If any of you have a mixer tap with a flexible hose ~ get it checked! NOW! Ours sprung leaks in 8 places!

The electrician has just pulled up outside, and the carpet assessor will be here at 11.30.

I have soggy feet, and a mountain of wet towels to wash.



Mauatthecoast Report 29 Mar 2013 23:02

What a shame Scozz :-(...floods inside of house not good at all.Hope it won't be long till you get everything ship-shape(sorry for that word no pun intended)
Good luck
Mau xxx


LadyScozz Report 29 Mar 2013 23:53


I'm home by myself, waiting for the carpet man.

Himself has gone to golf.

There's a HUGE rug outside, and if it starts to rain I can't move it!

Thinking awful thoughts...... like he can get his own dinner!


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 30 Mar 2013 04:02

Well, he must have gone in wet shoes lol!

Must have been a nightmare to see all that water and to be left to sort it out yourself now is a bit mean. Maybe on the other hand, he just needs to vent his anger on the golf balls.

Hope you can get everything dried out ok and it hasn't rained before you got the heavy rug inside again.



LadyScozz Report 30 Mar 2013 05:52

No wet feet, because he got new golf shoes at Christmas, so today was their first time out........... and they didn't help, because he didn't play very well :-)

He went to the shops on the way home.......... brought me a box of roses (chocolates, not flowers)........ I think he's crawling lol

The carpet men have been. We have ten (yes 10) big noisy sucky machines! They will be back on Tuesday with a carpet layer/fixer, and we have to leave the machines on until then. Fine, but three of them keep throwing the circuit breakers & switching themselves off!

Meanwhile, we have to live with the big noisy sucky machines. We'll be using the spare room for the next few nights, as less water got in there, so we can switch off the machine in there overnight.

Go in the rooms with the machines & it's like being in a wind tunnel.

The carpet guys took away the big rug, they can dry it out at their workshop. The other small rug has to be taken to the rug specialist!

If anyone asks me if we had a nice Easter.................. NO!


I need chocolate........ where's that box of roses????

Forget the chocolate.......... I want a whisky :-D


LadyScozz Report 30 Mar 2013 08:47

It's not really funny, but I have to laugh or I'd cry.

OH went upstairs....... asked "where's the furniture?"

Meaning ~ MY chest of drawers.

We found it. In the walk-in wardrobe!

I don't know how the carpet guys managed to get it in there, but they will be the ones to get it out again.

The problem is......... ALL my underwear & Tshirts are in there....... and I can't open the drawers.

:-( :-(


StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 08:49

oh dear i hope you get it sorted soon, :(


LollyWithSprinklez Report 30 Mar 2013 21:13

lol Scozz does this mean you will be going commando until Tuesday?

Sounds as though they are doing a thorough job though, which is good, It is amazing what those machines suck up, I know from when a friend of ours had a flood in his basement flat. He had humidifiers running for 5/6 wks but his water had been 2ft deep!! and well soaked into floorboards and wooden skirting.

You have some resilience I would have reached for the whisky before now and some ear plugs

Hope you get it all sorted soon



LadyScozz Report 30 Mar 2013 22:21

I got the top drawers open, stuck in two fingers & got a bra & knickers.

I can't get to the Tshirts, so I reached across the dresser & got a blouse & a pair of shorts.

OH isn't happy, cos his tv was unplugged & is sitting on the sofa. I'm not sure he can manage without the lobotomy box for three days :-D

He's now in the tv room, getting everying out of a corner cupboard ~ the stereo, about 80 fancy beer glasses, the booze cupboard (my whisky!) & loads of dvds. That should take the rest of the morning. We need to get the cupboard out to make sure the back of it didn't get water damage.

What a fun weekend.



LadyScozz Report 1 Apr 2013 08:06

This is getting freaky!

I received an email today from a cousin in NZ.

She apologised for not being in touch for over a week, because she had a burst pipe in her house and a flood!!

She's had the noisy machines for over two weeks!


I think we should both buy lottery tickets :-D


LadyScozz Report 3 Apr 2013 09:59

The big noisy machine left today. My ears are still ringing.

The house is like a tip! The ceiling in the downstairs room is falling down, there are dribble marks on the walls........ the carpets have shrunk....... furniture is all over the house.

But........... OH has reconnected the TV.

And I have access to my underwear.



AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 10:08

Hope you can get back to normal soon Scozz


LadyScozz Report 3 Apr 2013 14:13


I forget.......... what's that?


I got some washing done today, and I cleaned the kitchen sink. That's it. Everything else has to wait.


LadyScozz Report 19 Apr 2013 00:19


Still living in a tip. Carpets rolled back. No bathroom basin. Waiting for the tradesmen :-( No room in this house is "normal".

I have a doctor's appointment this morning. I have to renew my prescriptions.... I know where my repeats are.... in the drawer of my bedside cabinet, which is now in the spare bedroom, with a mountain of stuff on top of it.

Before the tradies get here I have to empty four cupboards and pile the stuff on top of the existing pile of blankets, sheets, clothes, towels....... and who knows what else!

:-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


maggiewinchester Report 19 Apr 2013 00:48

Time for a clearout!!!!

To be honest - you have my sympathy :-0


LadyScozz Report 19 Apr 2013 03:46

Got prescriptions.

Went to chemist.

"Here are two of them......Sorry, we don't have that one in stock"

Got in car, drove to next town, took 10 minutes to find a park (chemist next to pub, every man and his dog must be having Friday pub lunch!), got prescription.

Forget the medications, I'm looking for a bottle of Scotch....... it's here somewhere