Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Change of Plans

~ Happy Spring ~

My visions of spending part of the week assembling a fun post for the first day of Spring changed when~
  1. A hot water tank broke sending water through the bedroom ceiling ~ while hubby is on a business trip ~ and naturally occurs on a Sunday. 
  2. Several days were taken up having various companies give estimates to replace water heater and repair damage to ceiling.
  3. All day yesterday having many what seemed like a small army of workmen tromping up and down and in an out to fix the problems as a small dog yapped and yapped.
  4. All day today cleaning up messes from yesterday's activity.
These are my excuses reasons for offering only one measly picture for this first day of spring.  That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.  By the way, can anybody tell me why builders put hot water heaters in attics?  As one repairman told me, they are like bombs waiting to go off.  He said I was lucky to be home when it happened.  Often people aren't and come home to major damage.  Anyhow, I'm not a builder, but it seems to me that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.

Although the post isn't as I wanted it, the thoughts are the same ~ Happy, Happy first day of Spring to all of you.


  1. Kim... :) we all have lives...and happens. It just does. At least you have a great excuse. I have none. Ever!
    Do something good for yourself...don't stress. It catches up with you when you get old...believe me..I know!
    Hugs ...

  2. I feel for ya! We always just say that's part of home ownership.

  3. Oh Kim, I'm so sorry you've had to go through this awful ordeal.
    I too, have wondered why in the world anyone would put water pipes up above........because....stuff happens.

    So glad you weren't away for several days. Goodness, that would have been more disastrous than what you've already experienced..

    Happy first day of spring....anyway!

  4. Oh, Kim, that really stinks. My water heater is in the basement where it belongs. I know that spring is going to get a lot better for you!

  5. I'm so sorry that you had to deal with all that. Never a dull minute when you own a house, is there? Hopefully this week will go smoother. Love & blessings from NC!

  6. Yikes! I'm so sorry for you--and to have to deal with all by yourself.
    Never heard of one in the attic before. I guess they had their reasons.
    Good thing you were home. I hope you can enjoy some Springtime now.

  7. So sorry to hear about the hot water heater but you are sooo lucky you were home. I've heard of others who weren't and came home to a flooded room. Ugh! Glad to hear that it is taken care of. Your salt dough creations in the previous post are so sweet! Many blessings, Tammy

  8. Oh no, not a pleasant way to spend the first day of spring. Well at least you were home when it happened.
    I'm happy to report that our water heater is down on the lower level right next to the garage!!

  9. Well, at least your one photo looks springlike and cheery! I have never, ever heard of a hot water tank in the attic - that seems like a terrible idea. (Did I miss a blog makeover? It looks just wonderful.)

  10. Kim,
    Oh that is the pits. Yup things like this always seems to happen, on weekends or at night. It is a good thing you were home.Like everyone has said, the damage would have been much worse. That does not take into account the mess you had to deal with. I agree with Mona, now do something nice for yourself. My excuse for not posting a Spring pic, was because I was outside enjoying it!

  11. I'm sorry you've had a rough weekend! I know how that water going everywhere goes. Been there! But I don't have that in my attic. It's in my hall. Anyway, the week shall get better.

  12. That is not sorry this happened. However, it was a good thing somebody was home.

  13. Hi Kim ~ I have been browsing your blog for awhile...but my first time to comment! I have enjoyed all that you share! So sorry about the mishap with the hot water tank...especially when your husband is out of town...that is the way it always happens it seems. Happy Spring to you and Sweet Blessings for your week! ♥Hugs♥

  14. Oh my gosh, giveaway would go perfectly in your kitchen right now...gotta come and see!

  15. Hi There.. I just want to tell you that I think your kitchen is lovely. I think we have similar taste in colors! Sorry about your hot water heater and the mess that followed. I have never heard of a hot water heater in an attic before. Our HWH's are always in basements around this neck of the woods.

  16. Not fun! We've had the hot water go on the fritz...but never upstairs.

    May spring have many good things in store for you!

  17. HI Kim,
    My goodness! It seems as if everything does go wrong when the hubby is gone doesn't it. I know what you mean, my husband travel a lot and it never fails I will need him for something and I have to wait until he gets back.
    Your flowers are pretty, I hope they cheered up the day of broken hot water tanks.
    Take care and have a good week,
    Hugs, Elizabeth


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