obviously, because what else would happen to me at 3am?

It is 4:02am. Mike and I are finally ready to try and get a little more sleep after spending the last hour moving electronics, placing pots and pans strategically on the floor and placing towels all over the living room. There is water pouring from our ceiling. It seems the hot water heater upstairs exploded. Of course it did. I'm leaving tomorrow for PA for Christmas, coming back saturday afternoon and leaving on an 8am flight Sunday morning for Ireland. So obviously, on our one full day at home for the foreseeable future, there is water pouring from our ceiling. I guess you could look at the bright side - we were here when it happened. It would be a much worse situation if we were not home. Now I'm going to try to get a little more sleep while listening to water collect in pots and before we have to get up to a full day of work, packing, and now dealing with renters insurance and carpet shampooing/water removal. As my mother would say, Oh via.


Anonymous said...

I wonder how the upstairs neighbors are. Any sounds from up there?
I always say there is nothing to knock the sadness out of you like
an exploding water heater.
Safe journey to you and Merry Christmas!

maresi said...

That is SO weird. I always say there is nothing to knock the sadness out of you like an exploding water heater! What a coincidence!

I'm also glad you were home - that would have totally sucked to come home to, that's for sure. Have a wonderful Christmas and trip to Ireland and hurry up January 16!

Anonymous said...

Amy, I sense a pattern here. We moved into the first house we ever owned on Christmas Eve. One week later we came home from a New Year's Eve party to the sound of rushing water. You guessed it - the water heater had exploded. Lucky for us, it was in the basement and there were no innocent people below who got water in their apartment. Once I got the water turned off, most of it drained out the floor drain and the damage was minimal. I am sorry that you have to deal with this, but I know you will enjoy a wonderful Christmas and a great trip, no matter what!
We love you guys.
-W & P from Dew Road.

Anonymous said...

Bummer. To paraphrase Paul Simon--Remember one man's floor is another man's ceiling.Glad that you and Michael are safe and able to dance with the elves.


Anonymous said...

Hope you have a fun and safe Christmas anyway despite all the water at home!! That sucks. :( Try and stay dry....

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