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January 6th, 2008
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That was NOT fun.
I flush the toilet and start to walk away, but here an odd, slight 'fssssshhhhh' sound.


I find that there's a small, but forceful, leak from the fitting from the wall to the toilet.


I try to turn the cut-off valve, but it doesn't want to move. In trying to get it to move (it was VERY stiff) the fitting gives way completely and I have water spraying at an enormous rate into my bathroom.


And I can't get the cut-off valve to close!


Call the apartment office for help ASAP (and find that I can't move the main cut-off for the apartment either!) and set my son to catching spraying water while I bail frantically. Then I notice the tub is filling..... (hair ball, gotta love it).


As it was, quite a bit of water got out of the bathroom into the carpeting. The little hall filled and it went a few feet into both bedrooms.

I DID finally manage to force the valve closed before the repair guy got there, so it was just down to bailing and crying.. okay, so the crying didn't do any good.


Shop vac and industrial fan. Dang me, but that fan is doing quite a job, too.

Oh, and something triggered a migraine. More crying, scaring my son. I really hate migraines. My back brain has not processed that they just aren't as bad now as when I was a teen and I plain and simply panic at the blind spot.

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From:oldwolf
Date:January 7th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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Well... at least it wasn't the bottom of the water heater rusting out and flooding the house.

We had that happen TWICE before we moved it to the garage.

And then a few years later buying a tankless heater.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
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gah! *shudder*
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From:verminiusrex
Date:January 7th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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I feel for you. At least you have a landlord to call, when something breaks around here Marz looks at me like I have a fucking clue what to do about it besides call someone else to fix it.

Last summer I needed a new fan, and got one that is made to dry carpets. My dad thought it was funny, but that sucker moved air across the hot living room better than anything else we'd ever had.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
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I was very grateful I had someone to call, oh yes!
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From:verminiusrex
Date:January 7th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
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As radcliffe used to say, "My apartment is broken, send someone over to fix it!"
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Exactly! I dread home ownership for the lack of that alone, if nothing else.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
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And, yes, the fan can really move the air. I can feel it pretty much anywhere else in the apartment, with it blowing through the hall!
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From:apocalypticbob
Date:January 7th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
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Oh, bless your heart! That's a miserable feeling.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
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I had no idea there was that much water pressure!
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:January 7th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
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*hugs* I know how that feels....
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
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*hugs back*
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From:dragonet2
Date:January 7th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)

oooh and we just had a close one

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sorry for the major suckage. At least you could call the super about it. I've got a couple of things here that I wish I could magically make someone appear and fix it. Since I'm unemployed and our money was already really tight it ain't happening.

Best wishes. I 'got' migraines after I'd worked a the vaccine manufacturer a couple of years, my (soon to be fired) physician had $$$$$ signs in her eyes when I presented with them. At the time we only had one car and it was good my employer was good about it because I had about one hour after starting to have the visual symptoms to where i couldn't see well enough to drive. I kept a calendar and figured it happened when we were inactiviting bacterins, which involved using formalin, which I learned in HS biology I'm allergic to (I need to use gloves or I get angry hives, and even with gloves I got the wheezies when handling pickled bio specimens).
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)

Re: oooh and we just had a close one

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Very glad I have someone to call, yes.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
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Yes, rare, thankfully.
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From:robinbailey
Date:January 7th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
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Oh, damn. Good luck with that. But even with the fan, water-soaked carpets have a tendency to mold like crazy on the undersides. I couldn't figure out why my eyes were burning and why I coughed to much in my basement office the last few months. But after a visible foundation leak led me to investigate the carpet there, I wound up tearing up a large section of the carpet. On top, it looked fine. But what was underneath was just gross. And the carpet was stuck to the floor in a very unhealthy fashion. So if you have allergies at all, just be alert.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I know how bad water damage can be and this apartment is half underground. We shall simply have to see what happens.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
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I never know when I will get one. And, at this point in my life (it seems), all they are are the blind spot and the scintillation aura. No more tingling numbness, no more headache (but for a little bit) and no more nausea. The partial blindness isn't fun, but it only lasts about an hour. No driving for me and reading is problematic, but I can deal. I doubt any medicine would work fast enough to make any difference.
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From:clevermanka
Date:January 7th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Oh, honey. How awful. I'm sorry.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.

It's ending well so far. That fan is really good. Even though it was very moist out this morning, the carpet really felt mostly dry. I was amazed.

Edited at 2008-01-07 06:32 pm (UTC)
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From:affreca
Date:January 7th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm so sorry. That sounds scary and stressful, and I'm glad it got controllable.
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Thanks.


'Freaking out' is probably a good description of me, on the phone to get help. Totally freaking out (and out of breath from bailing, come to think).
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From:auroraceleste
Date:January 7th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
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I wish I was in town to come over and help out :( **hugs**
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From:solan_t
Date:January 7th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
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It's okay. Didn't even occur to me to call in friends, come to think of it.
From:starstraf
Date:January 14th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Ahhh - glad it got under control - I had that problem a few times with my first appmt in chicago.
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