Flood Update & Magically Frozen Pipes

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The Great Reveal

the great flood
Progress is being made, but not super fast. Tomorrow the crews come to replace all the wet drywall that was removed from the bathroom. Walt and I plan to paint over the holiday weekend and hopefully the new flooring will go in early next week. And then we can go home.
What’s that? A choir of angels singing?
I’ll be home for Christmas. You can count on me…
There have been oh so many things about this experience that I am grateful for (insurance, good friends, the hotel housekeeping staff – I haven’t made my own bed in days!), but having your home flooded is no picnic.
Unless it’s a really bad picnic.
In the rain.
And the only sandwiches are headcheese and Velveeta.

If it’s a picnic like that, then maybe there is a comparison.
Anyway, Walt and I were picking out paint and I mentioned to a fellow paint picker-outer that we were recovering from a plumbing flood (because I’m social like that). He asked if our pipes had burst, which gave me pause because, you know, it hasn’t been that cold here. And, correct me if I’m wrong here, but I believe that it’s generally frozen pipes that lead to bursting. And, once again, I may be showing my ignorance here, but I think that in order for a pipe to freeze, the ambient temperature should probably be, um, less than freezing?
There is only one other explanation I can think of: an angry wizard.
If you do happen to live in an area where the temperature has fallen well below freezing, don’t forget to wrap your pipes, leave cabinet doors open so warmer air can circulate, turn your water to a fast drip and be nice to wizards.


  1. You are hilarious, I love your take on things and love reading your blog.

  2. Well, at least you can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
    Ok, how silly is this…. I think we are going to be at the same hotel over the weekend!!! We have to find some time to get together 🙂

  3. Headcheese and Velveeta – that’s a combination that is bad…really bad. I got a chuckle out of it. I think I would definitely enjoy eating out this year, too.

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  4. “Frantically Simple:

    Despite the financial loss and the inconvneience, it seems you are handling this in stride. God knows, we all could use an attitude like yours.

    I lived in Spokane for a while and frozen pipes (or anythng for that matter) is one thing I do not miss.

    May there be a silver lining in this cloud. Try to have a Happy Holiday Season!



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