Saturday, April 26, 2008

Temporary new home

Kitty and I are at Emily's tonight (and maybe until further notice) after the hot water heater in my unit decided to leak water through half the unit.

Thankfully none of my stuff got wet, but I'd reckon the carpets are ruined - basically the water got under the carpet and as we walked on it the water was drawn to the surface. There was actually a funny few minutes while I stood there looking at it going "wtf?" cos I couldn't work out what was going on. The kitchen floor was too dry for so much water to have come from that direction, so I couldn't think of any way it could have got wet... then it dawned on me what was on the other side of that wall. (I only really thought of it because I remembered the episode of the Sopranos where Tony's basement floods after the water heater dies)

Good thing a safety switch was installed only a few weeks ago, otherwise all that water might have been live - the switch had tripped and refused to be switched back on so something was definitely waterlogged.

I'm not sure how long it will take them to repair the damage, so we might be here for a few days yet.


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