Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Friday, February 09, 2007

The Great Kitchen Flood

After God flooded the world, he promised Noah that he would never destroy the earth with a flood again. Comforting, I know, but he never promised anything about never flooding kitchens again, because that is what happened to our kitchen yesterday. The People put a load of clothes in the washer, and then went in to take a shower. This is common practice around our house, because the washing machine makes a screeching noise that the Woman cannot endure while working. When the Woman came out of the shower, she heard water running very, very fast. She looked into the kitchen and saw the sink overflowing with water, and she thought Ian had turned on the water for some reason and accidentally left it running. Beside herself with surprise, she started screaming, "AHHHHH! The kitchen is flooding! The kitchen is flooding! AHHHHH!" I'm not sure what she thought the screaming would accomplish, but that was her first inclination. Ian bolted out of the office, flipped on the garbage disposal and ran into the laundry room to stop the washing machine. The water finally stopped flooding into the kitchen.

The clean up was great fun since the people don't own a mop or a shop vac, and the water was icy cold. After they used up all the bath towels and saw that they still had a load of water on the floor, Ian went next door and borrowed a mop from the neighbor. They were able to get all the water mopped up finally.

The Woman asked why I didn't alert her that the kitchen was flooding. My only response is that it is not in my job description. She was not impressed. I bet I get a poor review this year.

Ian will also probably get a poor review this year, because the Woman suspects the clog in the pipes that caused the water to back up was from "someone" pouring grease down the kitchen sink. I won't name any names, but let's just say that the Woman doesn't cook around here ... Well, we'll give him a break though, because the grease that he poured down the drain probably came off the hamburger meat he was cooking for me.

We're glad the kitchen is dry, but we're still afraid to do any laundry today!

5 Comments:

  • At 12:32 PM, Anonymous alfredsmom said…

    Yikes Norman! You could have been wisked away by the floods! You better come stay here with us for a while just in case. Of course, there was that one time right after we moved in here that the washing machine hose burst and flooded our CARPETED living room... Yeah, maybe you are better off staying there. But move to higher ground!

     
  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger girlville said…

    norman, you need to get a puggie life jacket for yourself just in case you ever have a flood again!

     
  • At 5:10 PM, Blogger ***Willow&Belle's Mom*** said…

    Om my...the momories! yes indeed this happend to us too! what a nightmare!

     
  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Kara said…

    My roommate and I once flooded the kitchen with bubbles - it seems the stuff you use to wash dishes in the sink doesn't work well in the dishwasher!

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Pug Mommy said…

    Not is your job desciption? Ha ha! Too funny. I'm glad you were not wisked away Norman!

     

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