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And then the ceiling fell in, or where I just laugh ...

June 7th, 2018 at 07:59 am

We had a plumbing issue with the toilet in the master bath. Twice it overflowed with tons of water. We were't home the second time and it took Offspring a bit of time to turn off the water valve.

It must've been a lot of water because the ceiling in my family room was stained the first day after and actually fell in the second day following.

And there is currently a gaping hole roughly 4' x 8'. DH removed the wall board and we've got the dehumidifier going, so it's not feeling musty or moldy.

Irony: I agreed to host a law school graduation party on Sunday for my cousin who lives out of state, but whose son lives in Chicago. My house is clean and it's being catered by Portillos. I've collected card tables and chairs from family and friends. I am renting a carpet cleaner on Saturday (we've two dogs, one very old who is having more accidents nowadaays).

My mother (who has strong Martha Stewart tendencies) said, "Oh dear. When are the repair people coming in to fix it before that party?" To which I just laughed. Since we're still running on fumes here and the money we have needs to cover oil changes and pet grooming.

I've my final appointment with the Career Counseling Center on Tuesday (finalize my resume) and we're still in the process of finding renters for the rental property.

At least my good humor was here and I didn't let my mother's aghast look that I'm actually hosting a party with a hole-y ceiling get my knickers twisty!


6 Responses to “And then the ceiling fell in, or where I just laugh ...”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Do you have another bathroom for your guests and you to use in the meantime?

  2. Laura Says:

    Yes, thankfully! No issues with main level powder room. Or I’d be sobbing!

  3. Carol Says:

    Oh, I am sorry, but you have the right attitude, for sure!!

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    I am sorry you are having such a variety of problems, but you do have the right attitude.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Well, it will certainly be a conversation starter!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I had a hole in my kitchen ceiling once - took the apartment complex over a week to get someone out to fix it. Turned out to be a leaking hot water heater.

    Glad you're able to see the humor.

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