Well there’s nothing quite like waking up to your resident manager knocking on your bedroom door asking if you can get up because your bathroom is flooded and would like you to clear off the floor so the plumber can have a look around. This was how I woke up today, not to mention that fact that when I first woke up the light in the hallway was on, a little freaky considering I didn’t turn it on before I went to bed, followed by the knocking on the door. It’s a little freaky to wake up and know there’s someone in the apartment, that although had a good reason to be there, shouldn’t be there. Anyways so I get dressed and head over to the bathroom only to notice that the floormat is soaked and there’s about 7 inches of hot water and nastiness in the sink, eewwww.
So here’s what happened, last night the sink was draining kind of slow and this morning after Simon left for work I noticed that there was water and some icky looking dirty stuff in the sink (that shouldn’t have been there) but it was slowly draining away so I figured it was the same problem as last night and we’ll just pick up some draino and fix it later.
Somewhere between 10:00 and 12:30 the sink apparently got worse, overflowing and flooding our bathroom. So everything on the counter is wet, everything we had on the floor including my box of Archie comics (yes I still read them) and some jackets we had stored under the cabinet as we really didn’t have anywhere else to put them. Oh and all the towels in the cupboard, guess it’s time to do laundry again damnit.
So apparently the reason they checked in our apartment was because someone noticed that there was water leaking into the parkade, so who knows how much water flooded into the bathroom. I remember from when they were installing the carpet in the little storage room which is right next to the bathroom that that’s where there’s a hole cut into the concrete for just such an emergency, so had to check all the boxes in the storage room to to make sure they weren’t wet, at least they’re ok. Anyways can you image how much water must have surged out of the sink to drain enough that someone would notice it in the parkade.
So if it wasn’t already muggy and hot enough the fact that it was hot water surging out of our sink has made it even more unbearable in here, so now I’m tired, hot and sweaty. But hey at least the bathroom floor is clean.
Oh and while the managers were here they noticed that the little pulley plunger thing to stop the water from draining was broken (been like that for a while) so they replaced it. So now bathroom clean and plungy thingy works, guess all is not lost.
Anyways going to go and have a nap, hope no more disasters happen while I’m sleeping.