We've had a variety of plumbing problems since we bought this house 6 years ago, but that sort of thing comes with the territory when you own a home.
Last night, we started a load of dishes (as usual - we do about one load a day) and the Evil Twin noticed a leak downstairs - somewhat under the dishwasher, but in the utility room that is directly below that.
We're lucky to have a floor drain and drop ceilings, so every thing is accessible and relatively easy to clean up. We also have the Shop-Vac.
The Evil Twin was able to locate the source of the leak and put a make shift stop gap measure on it until we get a plumber out here. I called this morning and someone will be here mid-morning. Thank goodness!
It's always something, isn't it? I'm just glad there is no major damage and the situation is fixable - it's just a seal on a pipe that has worn out and can be replaced. And, since we live in an older home (built in 1956), we have to expect some plumbing and other issues from time to time. It's just part of the hassle of owning.
But, plumbing is more a plus than a minus, don't you think? I mean, we have toilets that flush, a dishwasher, showers, sinks, a clothes washer (and dryer, which only needs electricity), hoses in the yard for summer time - and my favorite: a side by side fridge with ice and water thru the door! That thing gets a work out every day!
For right now, we can't use the kitchen sink, the dishwasher or the half bathroom off the kitchen (they all run through the same connection). Unfortunately, that means "Bella's Toilet" can't be flushed until the pipe is fixed. Thankfully, she will pee in two of the toilets we have upstairs, but won't do #2 in all but the half bathroom (which can't be flushed right now...). I don't think she has dropped a deuce yet this morning - she is a total morning pooper - I don't smell anything. But, I hope Mr. Plumber gets here before she feels the need for her morning constitutional. Hee hee.
Plumber just called - he's on his way! Yay.
Have a better Thursday than I'm having, hooligans!