Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yikes, What A Day!!! :( :( :(





Hey Ya'll,

No!!!  This is not my bathroom, nor my cats, but considering what happened today, I feel this photo that I found on the Internet was somehow appropriate!!  Now to some, this story may be considered TMI, so if this would bother you, don't read any further.

This morning, after my DH woke me up.  As usual, I went to the bathroom.  After I flushed, I realized that the water wasn't going down.  So I quickly grabbed the plunger & frantically began plunging away!!!  Now normally this would take care of the problem fast.  But.....this time it was a no go.  In fact, the more I plunged, the more I started to hear sounds like water was coming up in the Shower Stall & the Bathtub!!!

So I went to the 2nd Bathroom to see if it was backed up as well.  Well, guess what?  Come on, I am sure you can guess it!!  Yep, that Toilet & Bathtub was also, totally backed up.  In fact, the water & urine was several inches thick in the Bathtub in the 2nd Bathroom (it is the Bathroom closest to the street & to where the drainage goes.  In our Master Bathroom, luckily there was only about an inch of water in the Master Jacuzzi Tub & the Shower.  But then, they are much larger.  Our Master Shower is 7 ft x 4.5 ft, so there was much more space for the water to spread out to.

Now the problem is this.  My DH noticed that the water was backing up in the Shower this morning when he took his shower, but thought that it was just my hair clogging up the drain (did I mention that I am losing my hair right & left?).  But you would think that he would mention it to me before it became a problem.  Also, you would think that we would have had some sort of symptoms that we were starting to have a problem.  But we rarely even had to plunge a toilet!!  Then this morning, EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT THE SAME TIME!!!!  EVERY TOILET, EVERY BATHTUB & THE MASTER SHOWER!!

Unfortunately, we had to drive into Sacramento to check out a Church that we could possibly have my FIL's Memorial at.  My FIL was raised Catholic but none of the rest of the family is.  So we really don't know how to go about arraigning this as a Catholic Memorial, etc.  Luckily, one of the men that my DH works with/for is Catholic & advised us of how to go about setting it up & suggested this particular Church as he respects the Priest & Deacon/s there & our friend is going through the motions to be a Deacon himself.

So we had to wait until this was done to start finding a good Plumber.  Luckily, we have another friend that has a lot of contacts & he recommended the Plumber that we used.  Also luckily, he was able to be here within a half hour from the time we got home!!  So we can now use the bathroom & take showers!!!  We have lived in this house for 10 yrs & the house is about 14-15 yrs old & this is the first time we have had to do anything more than plunge a toilet!!  I guess we can thank our lucky stars.  The Plumber thinks it was the roots from the Pine Tree in our yard that did it.

So, now I am having to wash all the bath rugs & towels that I needed to use.  And, now that I have discussed our little drama for the day, I will leave you for now.  So, till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :) 


 

9 comments:

THE DASH! said...

Oh jeez, when the s**t hits the fan, it really hits the fan!!!(S'cuse the pun!) What a day - you poor girl. So glad you got it sorted - what a horrible thing to happen.

meandmygizmo said...

Sorry about that!! Our plumbing is 50+ years old and it has issues!! Overflows are not my friend!! ;-)

Southern Belle said...

Not a good way to start the day!! It can only go up from there dear!

Band-Babe said...

Everything always happens at once! I really hope everything goes well for you, you've got alot going on right now. I'll be sending positive energy your way...

Amy W. said...

Oh my gosh that is just horrible! I had to scan read a little bit bc I could just imagine and it was making me pull a really horrible face here at work. I wonder what someone would have thought if they were to walk by my desk.

Kristin said...

That's not a good way to start your day. Glad it's fixed now!

DawnB said...

Yikes is right!

Nikki said...

EEEK! Plumbing issues are never fun! But thank goodness someone was able to come and fix it quickly...

Secondly...WOW, that is a pretty nice size master shower...then again...what I wouldnt give to have a separate bath/shower... :)

Debi said...

Thanks guys! It was a horrendous day for sure! Once it was fixed by the Plumber, then I had the fun part of cleaning & disinfecting the Showers/Tubs!! But at least it is done!!

Nikki, our Master Shower is my DH's pride & joy! It has 2 Shower Heads (the kind that is attached to a 6 ft hose for easier cleaning of the Shower) & 9 body Jets!!!

We recently had our Bathroom remodeled! Now after all the pain & expense, we are looking to downsize considerably (to be announced at a later date). Oh well, at least we have a great Bathroom for now.