I’m thankful that I did not cause any long term damage when I flooded the bathroom in my in-law’s house this weekend! In a scene straight out of ‘Meet The Parents’, after taking a shower in the second floor bathroom, I somehow managed to create a new waterfall in the center of the entry way on the first floor of their home.
So there I was spending the weekend with Ms. J at the in-laws, following Mr. C closely to make sure he did not knock anything over, or cause any damage. No wine glasses were knocked over on the carpet. No Thanksgiving turkey or cranberry sauce was ground into the carpets. No flaming hot fire irons were used to chase the dog. No valuable antiques were toppled in the search for missing Legos. Three days later and I could breath a sigh of relief, Whew, I was safe.
But then, what do I do ? I take a shower. Nothing unusual, no damage there, no water on th floor. I carefully put the towel in the laundry and cleaned up the bathroom. After taking the shower, I walk downstairs and heard the clear sound of water pouring down over the chandelier in the entry way. The entry way that is directly below the bathroom. A quick search for buckets and towels saved the table and carpet. The ceiling is another story though. By the end of the day it was covered with cracks and peels.
My In-Laws seemed only slightly concerned, really not as concerned as I had thought they would be. Apparently, this kind of thing is not rare in their over 100 year old home.
Besides that, of course I’m most thankful for these two people below. Without whom there would only be long empty uneventful days with no flooded ceilings, and that wouldn’t be any fun at all.