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