One of my favorite Winnie the Pooh movies is The Blustery Day.
"The rain, rain, rain
came down, down, down
in rushing rising rivlets."
Well, as we were going to sleep last night it was raining and thundering, and lightning was striking all around. We went to sleep to the sound of pouring rain and woke up to the same sound.... almost.
Bryan got up and discovered water on the floor in the living room. It was coming from upstairs, cascading down the three stories like a nice little water fall. When we went up we discovered this
Water was pouring down from the ceiling, along the wall
and was about 1 inch deep throughout the entire room. My craft room.
I started pulling things out to dry and when Lalitha arrived she helped as well. It could have been far worse. Some of my knitting got damp, but not wet.
My spinning wheel was, fortunately, against the dry wall so it only needed to be wiped off.
My Scrapbooking materials did not fare as well. They were right underneath the main leak and some items absorbed quite a bit of water.
And the thing I am quite thankful for is that sweet Lalitha had put most of my yarn and fiber away here last week
I have to say that while the day started out quite bad, I am feeling much better now. Just when I was feeling incredibly frustrated by everything that had happened, Lalitha came in with a plate of Idlis and chutney for me. She was sharing her lunch with me. I have to admit that I really needed someone to do something nice for me right at that moment. As she turned away to go eat her lunch out back, I couldn't help it, I started to cry. I was just incredibly touched that she would do that.
And how did this all start? Well it is a bit of a long story that isn't really that interesting, but basically the owner flipped a switch she shouldn't have when she was showing Bryan something yesterday. I don't blame her, it was a simple accident. It just happened. But I should add that this came after a faucet broke in the servant's toilet and the water ran and ran and ran, until it ran the water tank it was connected to completely dry (leaving our kitchen and guest bathroom without water as well.)
Now- I need to go attend to a drip in the bathroom.
Anyone know who the Hindu god of water and/or plumbing is?
UPDATE: It happened again! So, there is definitely something broken- but we think we have a better idea of what it is - so now we can pass that information to someone who can (hopefully!) fix it. Keep your fingers crossed!