Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Second Great Kitchen Flood

You may remember the Great Kitchen Flood of February 2007 that occurred in our house when "someone" dumped hamburger grease down the kitchen sink. I guess one Great Kitchen Flood wasn't enough, because we had a second one this morning! The Woman had just started the dishwasher and came back to the office to "get some work done" when she heard a loud gushing noise. Ian had cooked up my hamburger about 30 minutes earlier, so she figured he backed up the sink with the grease again, but no, that was not it. She thought perhaps it was a malfunction in the dishwasher causing hot water to spew all over the floor, so she turned it off. The spewing continued - hot water straight from the water heater that is kept cranked up to the max temperature, gushing from under the sink. Now the Woman decided she needed to get some towels down on the floor to start soaking up the mess and to let Ian find the source of the problem. Ian ran around like a crazy man, turning off this valve, turning off that valve. Finally, he found the source ... a valve under the sink! The hot water heater unloaded its full bounty onto the kitchen floor, but the Woman acted fast and built up a dam of towels and blankets to keep the water isolated to the kitchen. The clean up process looked fun. We still don't own a mop, so the People soaked the water up with towels, ran the towels through the spin cycle of the washing machine, and then soaked up some more water. What a mess!

Needless to say, the Woman is glad to work from home; otherwise, this leak would have been a tragedy for our house.

My Good Boy Bones are stored under the sink and got quite wet from the gushing. They are currently sitting out on the patio to dry, and I am really unnerved by this. Birds could eat them! Squirrels could eat them! The neighbor dog could jump the fence and eat them. Please Woman! Bring them in! They're so vulnerable out there all alone!

5 Comments:

  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Jason h said…

    Going to Cali this weekend!! We're you the one asking me about the government grants website? Here it is..Here ya go..

     
  • At 10:57 AM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    Spamvertised!!!! Step off Jason H!

     
  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger girlville said…

    norman, i hope the woman brings your bones in soon!

     
  • At 4:27 AM, Blogger rpm said…

    Gee Norman...I'm glad it's fresh clean water! Could be worse...if you know what I mean. I think towels work better than a mop for a flood situation. If you start scratching on the cabinet door where she hides those treats, I bet she might put them up higher and they would be protected from the floods.

     
  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger Pug Mommy said…

    Who would have thought there would have been a kitchen flood part #2! Sorry about your bones Norman!

     

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