Saturday, 27 October 2007

Water water everywhere and flu jab.






All our graphic artists have been so creative for Halloween I thought I would start early using them.

Good Afternoon, as the song says 'Woke up this morning feeling fine', that did not last long at all. Had a lovely hot shower made my porridge did my hair came upstairs got dressed and then walked from our bedroom into the room where our wardrobe is to find the shoes I wanted to wear today without anything on my feet and felt a wet patch in the hall carpet did not think anything of it for a second or to till I walked back to our room and bent down to feel how wet it was, it was soaking wet. I lifted the carpet back and even the floorboards were wet. I called on Stuart to have a look see and we spotted the radiator was leaking not from the pipe at the bottom but from a blister at the top.  I ran and got a dish to catch the drips, we did not really have time for all this as we had appointments for our flu jabs at 9-30. We had been up early as we hate to rush about in the morning its a good job too with all this happening. I then  had the bright idea to bleed the radiator at the top thinking that would take away some of the water. I had already turned the darned thing off so  I thought in my infinite wisdom would do the trick for now. Well as we were bleeding it started to spray out from the blister as well as dripping, great what were we going to do and still get for our flu jabs? After a few minutes the spraying seemed to ease off a bit we had towels over the offending blister so the water would not spray all over the hallway. Once it settled down I brought another larger dish from the kitchen and put it under the now steady drip. The spraying had almost stopped.  We thought it would be safe to quickly go and get our flu jabs. For once we were taken on time one for Stu and two jabs for me as I had not had the pneumonia one before. That done back we came in time to empty the dish.  Every time we need a plumber it is always out of hours for some reason or another so here we are again Saturday rates again the last time it was the same only it was the night before we were going on holiday its a good job we have a goodplumber. So as you can see we have had an eventful day what we thought would just be a quick visit to the doctors then out for coffee turned out into a nightmare.  We have now lifted the carpet cleaned up all the backing that came off it and the floor is drying up thankfully. I have been wanting a new carpet for some time so this is my chance once we get this all sorted out. So here we are waiting patiently for the plumber and emptying the large dish every hour and I just wanted a quiet day.                              Love


jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry your day's been ruined by the leak. Lucky you spotted it before the doctors visit, it could have been much worse if you'd left the house and not gone back for a few hours. Hope the plumber can fix it without to much money changing hands! I hope the rest of your weekend is uneventful! Jeannette xx  

sdrogerson said...

what an absolute bummer

jennyp51 said...

Bad luck. We had a pipe leak one new years eve, the plumber was less than happy to come out and fix it.
Jenny <><

astoriasand said...

Awwww Joan I am so soryy you have had this awful luck today.Theres nothing worse than water.Not realy good weather either for drying anything out is it? I hope the plumber soon arrives and I must admit I wouldn't know what to do if it was me and I was alone.So out of your bad cones good.I think I am going to read up on that subject this evening on the net LOL!! When I have watched thec ome dancing and my POP idol LOL.I like to see uo and coming new talent.Then I am in the know if asked anything by my Grandchildren.Oh for a restful time LOL.No rest for the wicked is there.Joan so we must be wicked Haaaaaaa.I hope your arm isn't too sore tomorrow or Stuarts.Have  lovely evening.Take Care God Bless Kath

jeadie05 said...

What a good job you discovered it before you went for your jab ,hope the plumber comes soon and it doesnt cost an arm and a leg ,hope you feel ok after the jabs Jan xx

labdancer51 said...

I hope you get it fixed soon Joan and it doesn`t cost you a fortune.

Love Sandra xxxx

cayasm said...

This kind of thing always happens when your about to do something else, and as for plumbers, and the cost.
Hopefully the rest of the weekend will go without a hitch


ps thanks for your comments on my journal:)

ally123130585918 said...

Joan what an awful thing to happen ~ and at the weekend (That's typical) hope it is sorted now and didn't cost too much for the plumbers fee ~ Hope you have a good rest of the weekend and don't have anymore disasters ~ Ally x

mariealicejoan said...

Oh Joan, how terrible for you!  I have found from experience that I never need a plumber during normal working hours.  Funny how that goes.  Hope you were able to get it all sorted and that all is back to normal now.  New carpeting eh!  Every cloud does have a silver lining!

bronny42 said...

Well Joan you never know whats going to happen, Hope you are feeling O.K. after your Flu injections. Glad you wre able to sort out all your problems. Kathie.

adlessor said...

Always something,  isn't  that the truth.    Glad you got the flu shots.