Saturday, March 18, 2017

Someone had a "fun" Saint Patrick's Day

Derek woke me up at 4 in the morning to tell me that there was a major leak in the bathroom. There was water coming down from the ceiling and it was getting everywhere. Just what you want to be dealing with at 4 in the morning. Derek rigged up a trash bag and a pot to get the water into the tub rather than all over the floor. I left a message for our landlord and called property management. I didn't think this was something that could wait.

We found out what the issue was fairly quickly. A woman who lives two floors above us got drunk on Saint Patrick's Day, clogged her sink and left the water running. She passed out in bed while the bathroom flooded. The unit above us has even worse water damage than we do. It was coming out through the electrical outlets in their bathroom. I didn't see any water coming out of the outlets but I won't be using them until they're checked out by an electrician.

I stay home and I still have to deal with the drunks on Saint Patrick's Day. I bet she has a hell of a hangover.


  1. This will be a very funny story in about 10-12 years. For now that is a nightmare.

    1. Agreed! I'm trying to look on the bright side. We don't have to have our water shut off to replace a burst pipe.

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    1. It's easier to fix than a burst pipe at least.

  3. omg, what a mess! Good motivation for sobriety, too.

  4. You have electrical outlets in your bathroom?? Who has those? Well we don't in the UK anyway. Electric and water don't mix.