Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Crisis!

This morning, ok well i guess this afternoon haha, at about 12:40 chels, holly, and I were all standing in holly's bathroom commenting on how this would be the first sunday in a long time that we all drove together and were on time for church. Well, we should've knocked on wood honestly... because it wasn't long after that when we noticed that her shower was dripping alot worse then usual (for some reason her shower never really turns all the way off, but this morning it was exceptionally bad) As I am tying the bow on the back of Holly's dress, i comment that maybe its time for us to put in a maintenance request to get the drip fixed. Holly and Chels mumble their agreements, and then the unexpected happens! The faucet turny knob thingy bursts off! and water is shooting our of where the knob once was! We all started screaming! ok well, me and holly start screaming, but seriously what are we supposed to do in a situation like this! Chels is trying to put the faucet thing back on and all that she is really accomplishing is soaking the front of her church dress. In order for ya'll to get a better visual of what was going on, I remembered even in the face of this crisis, to take pictures in order to enhance the story on my blog. ( you know you blog too much when your first instincts in a situation like this are to grab your camera :P ) But oh well, aren't you grateful? this is what was happening...
I know. You are thinking, really? does this happen for reals? Well let me tell you, when i woke up this morning i never would have guessed something like this was going to happen. But of course it would happen to us, of course. I have never ever heard of a shower knob thing popping off and a spurting waterfall occurring before today, but with my accident/crisis prone history I guess i'm really not at all that surprised.

But anyways, back to the crisis. So we are all screaming and running around freaking out and have absolutely no idea what to do, when chels demands that me and holly calm down! We do for about 2 seconds before we realize, that the water isn't draining nearly fast enough and that the water level is like an inch below the top of the tub! so we resume screaming, run to the kitchen to grab bowls and start bailing water into the bathroom and kitchen sinks. Well... it doesn't take me and Holly long to realize that our bowls just aren't going to cut it! So we take the liners out of our bathroom trash cans and start using our trash cans! Meanwhile, chels has called Allen our friend from the ward who is a plumber and is asking him how and the heck to turn off the water. Well turns out the only access to turning off the water is in the LOCKED water heater closet! So luckily chels is prepared and has the Branbury office # saved in her phone. Of course nobody was there, since its sunday, but the recording had a number to call for "maintenance emergencies". She called it, because we figured Niagra Falls occuring in the shower of our apartment constituted as an emergency. The lady who answers when she calls just doesn't understand our crisis. She thinks we have a "leak" in our shower and says that she'll send one of the guys over to take a look at it. She then asks if it would be ok, if he came in even if we were gone, to which chels responded "Um.. our bathroom is flooding! we're not going to leave! we'll be bailing water when he gets here" Meanwhile back in the bathroom, (10 minutes later) me and Holly are still bailing trash cans full of water to the kitchen. At this point we're all much calmer because we've discovered that with the 3 of us bailing water into the kitchen in our trash cans we can keep up with the flow of water coming out of the (i really dont know what its called, shower knob attachment place, insert whatever word makes sense to you) . So we start laughing about how we just seem to get into these ridiculous situations that never happen to anyone else, and then more photos of our predicament were taken.

holly bailing water

lol Holly finally ditched her nylons. The floor was soaking wet!

me and my frowny face :D lol but really at this point we could hardly contain our laughter.

you can see that the water is almost to the top of the tub, if we hadn't been bailing our bathroom would've turned into a swimming pool! :P

Well, 20 minutes later, as we're still bailing water (good arm workout by the way) the Maintenance guy FINALLY gets to our apartment, and as i lead him to the bathroom this is his response. "Oh!" apparently he was expecting a minor leak, not a full on shooting stream of water! But he turned off the water, and then was like, "uh.. so where are the parts?" haha. well we gave him the parts and then went about trying to salvage what was left of our "cuteness" factor, before heading off to church. So much for being on time to church :P we ended up being almost a half hour late... aw well. maybe next week :D

And that concludes the Crisis of Apt. 114 on this day, Sunday January 18th.

9 comments:

Holly and Rose said...

Oh my word. I could not stop laughing! Life is never boring for you guys, is it? Ha.

Ashley said...

nope. never :D haha. you should come have a sleepover with us one of these weekends rose! we do have an extra bed and all!

Casey said...

just think--if you guys had gone to church already when it happened, imagine what 3 hours worth of that water spewing would have done! that first photo just makes me laugh.

Jody Lynn said...

Oh my goodness you are SO LUCKY that you hadn't already left for church yet. Haha. This is pretty much the best post ever! :)

Katya said...

Hahahaha that is so funny! And I thought our plumbing was bad...:)

kylie said...

oh my gosh, ashley! i'm sorry to be insensitive to the predicament, but that was so hilarious! i'm glad you got it fixed!

Ashley said...

lol no worries about being insensitive! we laughed too! it really was hilarious, and you guys are all right, we're lucky we hadn't already gone to church! and wow i feel so special, thanks for all the comments haha.

Daniele said...

gross.
this is really kellie

Dennis D Moss said...

How in the world did you stage this whole thing? I mean, really. This has to be fake because this only happens in cartoons. Sheesh. What some people won't do to get out of a half-hour of church.