Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Burst Pipe

Yesterday I was busy writing when I heard a light tapping. It had just rained earlier so I presumed it was more of the same. After a while, the sounds appeared more persistent so I went into the kitchen and bathroom to see if there was a dripping tap. The kitchen was fine, but when I went into the bathroom, it appeared that a bath tap was leaking--until I looked up and saw several major leaks in the ceiling, water all over the floor, my lovely shower curtain drenched and pieces of plaster melting away from the ceiling.

Evidently there is a burst pipe in the building--our downstairs neighbors have the same problem and, for once, it doesn't appear that our upstairs neighbors are the culprits (they tend not to put their shower curtain in the shower). Fortunately, the mess is contained to the bathroom but it's yet another thing I could do without at the beginning of the semester.

5 comments:

joyce said...

that is so frustrating, moya! house issues are such a time-suck. hopefully your landlord is on top of the situation and none of your possessions were permanently damaged.

Marti said...

dare I say it? mercury in retrograde?

montmarte said...

hope they are able to patch it up quickly!

JEFFREY SCONCE said...

I blame the freeloading squirrel in your lobby.

JaniceMadden said...

We've had the same problem in our dorm. We were all busy for the midterm exams, and it was raining hard so every water sound was anticipated as the rain's. However, one of the caretakers found out that the sound was not just the rain but a broken water pump. Too bad I was in the middle of the bath when that happened. But it seems that there are really rainbows after the rain for the
plumber (Minnesota based) was able to fix it right away.