Monday, October 11, 2010

Some Days Are Like That

Unplanned. Unexpected. Unwanted.

There are a lot of things I could say about those words; those conditions. They fit any number of scenarios past and present; and probably future as well.

But today's telling has to do with an upstairs wash machine run amock.

The day was pleasant enough, and promising. We'd already enjoyed family while attending our grandson's football game; and were now preparing to head out again to celebrate that same grandson's birthday. But there was just enough time to toss in a load of laundry, and then run to the grocery store ahead of leaving.

So far, so good.

When I returned from the grocery store I thought it odd to hear what sounded like the vacuum running upstairs. "Odd", because I'd never known hubby to vacuum at his leisure before. Come to think of it, I'd never know hubby to vacuum!

I went to check it out when, low-and-behold, he had our carpet shampoer (with a powerful retrieval vacuum of it's own) sopping up a vast sea of water.
Apparently the wash machine decided to bilge it's contents through BOTH the wash and the rinse cycles onto the floor instead of the drain.
I'll spare you the details of the drama (it's not over YET), but suffice it to say that it was not at all what we'd planned, or expected, or (much less) wanted.
But it's what we got.
Some days are like that.


"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Now that is a surprise you do NOT want to get!! And we've had similar incidences to happen! Never planned, always at the wrong time! So, I relate!


Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

Oh no! I feel for you. I hope it gets dried without damage. Try to have a good week!

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh no!! I am so sorry to hear that especially since you just moved in. SOunds like you are having an amazing time with all your visits and involvements with family. I envy you! Enjoy!


Yikes! I hope there wasn't to much damage.

I vacuumed once back in 1973 or was it 74? :-)

LisaShaw said...

Oh my friend!!!

We went through this early in our marriage. I came home, turned the key and stepped into a soap filled, foyer were drenched and living room rug was soaked. I never again, to this day, leave the washer, dryer or dishwasher going. I spent 2 hours cleaning that mess up and days for the carpet to dry out...

Praying for you dear one and yes, some days are just like that.

Rebecca said...

Happened to another friend of mine today (car trouble, too! I passed on a Bible verse (or the gist of it) that says, "Man makes his plans, but the Lord determines the outcome..." I really MUST find the reference -- I think my rendition is from the New Living Translation....

Hope your situation is soon remedied with minimum of inconvenience and expense.

Debbie said...

Oh no...sorry to hear about this. Hope it is all remedied quickly. My sister recently woke to find having her ice maker line spew out water ALL NIGHT. They were literally under water 3 inches deep through most of the house. LOTS of damamge. It took almost 9 weeks of hotel living to get it back to normal. The good news? Fresh paint, new carpets and flooring and even a new cabinet in the bathroom. HARD way to get it no doubt, but insurance paid for it all. Thank goodness for silver linings sometimes, haha...Hope you have a good week. HUGS, Debbie

Kay said...

Oh no! We've had that happen and it is no fun. When we remodeled our kitchen and laundry room I took special care to how tiles were laid so it wouldn't be as messy in the future. Hope clean up and repair goes smoothly.

Nel said...

Bless your heart! Like you said some days are just like that. Thank God he was home to start getting the water up right away, maybe not to much damage.
until next time... nel

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Been there, done that! I can totally relate Kathleen. It'll work out though! God **IS** in control, dontcha know! ;-)

Heart2Heart said...


We had that same thing happen once before in our two story with the laundry room upstairs. We discovered it when we heard dripping coming from our dining room. Yup that would be coming from the roof just under our laundry room. Knowing just how fun it can be.

Hang in there and hopefully things will only get better from here.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Rita said...

Yikes! That does not sound like fun. I hope ours doesn't do that, as I have just had new flooring put in and can't imagine having to deal with a flood! Hope it all cleaned up real well!

Rita said...

Yikes, I cannot imagine having to deal with that right now. I just had new carpeting and flooring put in and I sure would hate to have to "clean" up again! Hope the clean up was not too painful!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

Oh no, did it ruin your first floor ceiling? I've never had a washing machine disaster, but I have had a major roof problem.

These situations are no fun, but God gives us grace to deal with them.


Saleslady371 said...

It happened to me when we moved here, but not on carpet. Praise God you are flexible. This could ruin someone's day and here you are blogging! Keep smiling!

Sonja said...

oh yes, we had one of those days too... when our youngest was about 3, he brought the garden hose into the kitchen through the glass door and FLOODED the whole place!

I loved what you said about hubby vacuuming, or not! That really sounds familiar!! :)

Like you said... some days are like that.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes they are!! We went from crazy hair day with our four year old to taking him in for a broken leg...all in one day! So he has slept in a cast with blue and red hair for the last two days while taking pain pills.

Now the other I have done before also (flooded floors and carpet) fun, but it has always been on the bottom floor. I hope it is all better now and you can go on with life!!!

Loren said...

Oh Bless your heart Kathleen! I hate that for you!!! but so glad your hubby was home to catch the mess and save the day :) and the carpet and the rest of the house LOL

you are right...some days are just NOT what we expect

Love and HUGS to you my dear dear friend!!

Denise said...

Praying for you.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I love your days, anyway they come, friend. As for vacuuming, tell your husband we could use a good once-around over here.

You are precious to me. How about some fall pictures from your neck of the woods?!

We've yet to turn colors over here.


Chambray Blue said...

Oh my! Yea, some days are like that for sure. I love your style of writing... enjoying your blog. blessings your way, bobbi

Just a little something from Judy said...

We've been through a similar situation a few years ago after just moving into a new for us house. The water ran through the floor down through the ceiling and covered the quest bedroom floor. I feel your pain. I know it is only material pain but never-the-less it is unexpected and disappointing. So sorry my friend.