Friday, January 1, 2010

A "Gushing" New Year

Last night we had friends over late in the afternoon
The boys watched World Junior hockey
Canada was playing the USA
Had a casual dinner, kids played
Then early evening we got ready to go to church for a New Year's Eve party

Our friends were already out the door and gone
The kids were in the van
When hubby ran upstairs to grab something and use the bathroom

All of a sudden I heard "Oh no" and stomping feet
I ran up to find our toilet overflowing and hubby frozen in the middle of it
I grabbed any towel I could and started mopping up the water

Hubby ran to get the plunger,
Worked on the toilet for quite a while,
And then thinking it was fixed, flushed
This time the toilet seriously overflowed
I couldn't mop up fast enough
And watched dirty water pour down between the floor and wall

I was still busy mopping up water with towels
When we heard our oldest yelling downstairs
She had come in from the van, wondering what was taking us so long
Somehow, Hubby thought maybe Canada had scored a goal in the game
How could he even be thinking about that, at a time like this, alludes me

So when Hubby ran down,
He found our oldest mopping up the floor in the kitchen
The water that poured onto the floor upstairs had worked itself downstairs
And was spilling through our potlights, onto the kitchen counter, stove, floor and beyond

I had food on the counter that I just threw in the garbage
After the major mop was done, I took a second to call a friend
She came, got the kids and brought them to the party
Then we bleached and santized the kitchen and bathroom
Turned on fans and left everything to dry.

Hope the New Year doesn't start, the way 2009 finished.
I think I will be able to laugh soon.


Big Daddy said...

Wow! Gushing is an interesting word to describe what happened. Did you figure out why the toilet was clogged.

Larissa said...

oh no! well, the good news is that things can only get better! My year started with pink eye - just days after going to the doctor and getting a new prescription. Just glad my kiddos are healthy. I really enjoyed all the photos of your family on Christmas - i didn't realize that your beautiful girls were so big. I answered your tree question in the comments of my blog - I wrote lots but basically we celebrate Hanukkah and get a tree on New Years Eve. Wishing you all the love, laughter and family time you need to have a wonderful 2010!

Laura said...

Oh no!! It sounds like you thought fast to get everything cleaned up. Hope your new year goes better!!!

Stephanie said...

What a way to ring in the New Year! Hope this next year brings many good things for you and your family! I'm starting the New Year with a nasty cold...ugh.

peaknits said...

Oh my, when it rains it pours! I hope this is indication that your year will be full of good things from here on - good luck!

stitching under oaks said...

so, I think that's a sign that your new year will be's to it overflowing in love and blessings! Happy New Year!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Sounds like a nightmare. Poor you. Look at it this way....It can only get better from here!

Rebekah said...

oh man...that is awful! I hope 2010 is a lot cleaner than the end of 2009 was!

Christina said...

OH NO! I hope that you were able to get it all worked out. We've been having plumbing problems lately too, though thankfully they weren't quite as dramatic as yours. :-/