Friday, March 6, 2015

When it rains...


Soooooo......

See this light fixture?


It has a twin that used to be where this hole is.


When I came back from camping last weekend, it was raining hard and I was on the phone with my mom telling her about the trip, when suddenly I heard a big splash. I turned my head to see my original 30s kitchen light fixture hanging by electrical wires and rain pouring through the hole.

Now when I say pouring, what I mean is that I had my own personal waterfall.

Amazingly enough, Bubba was in his bed one foot away under the island, and didn't seem to care. He just slept through it. 

Weirdo.

So, I somewhat calmly told my mother to hang on (calmly because she'd panic) while I grabbed my trusty stool and carefully unscrewed the glass part, so that it wouldn't break.

Lucky it didn't and by some sort of miracle I didn't get electrocuted.

Yeah, I know, but that fixture is important to me.

Then I got off the phone and called the insurance company.... then the company that was supposed to fix the leak in the first place..... and then eventually my new electrician/plumber/ handyman.

He was the only one with a brain. 

Shocker!

He came out an hour later, took the remaining fixture down and preceded to tell me that there's a gaping hole in my roof about 6 inches by 10 inches. 

Lovely.

Luckily, he knew how to fix the leak and is coming back to put more shingles on.

Guess what else?

My electric water heater died.

That had to be fixed too.

And to top it off I'm sick with some weird stomach/flu/icky thing.

When it rains it pours.

Oddly enough my friend, Kim had a leak as well. I know just how thrilled she is that we have that in common ;)

So, I apologize for this post, but I'm a little grumpy. 

Now I'm going to go watch Coming to America and try not to think about all of this.

And eat chocolate Easter eggs.

Don't judge me ;)

xo
rue


PS

Thank you for being so kind to Jessica. You guys are the best!



47 comments:

  1. Hey Rue..so sorry about the leak. That light fixture looks so familiar to me and I don't know if I've lived in a house with something like it or it has just stuck in my head from something in the past I've seen. I guess I have a good eye. huh! So glad you are around to tell this story.

    I'll have a post up tomorrow that will make your leak look like a drip.

    Best wishes and don't do any more heroic acts around live wires. Bubba needs you.

    Jane x

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    1. I'm off to visit you, in a minute, but I'm almost scared if it's worse. I'm so sorry!!

      xo

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  2. Rue, bless Bubba's heart. I had leaks, too. Thanks to the ice storm, I've got a gaping hole in the master ceiling, and the guest room ceiling took a beating, too. Just waiting to see what else this house will throw at me. I'm glad you were't electrocuted--but glad you saved the vintage fixture. xx

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    1. Oh wow.... Because you need more crap in your life right now, right? I'm so sorry, Michael.

      xoxo

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  3. What's a little electrocution when a vintage fixture is at stake? You're a girl after my own heart.

    Seems so many of us are having grumpy weeks, and a few chocolate eggs are as good a cure as any in my book.

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  4. Oh dear Rue ~ I am sorry for your leak, the death of your hot water heater, and that you are not feeling well. Glad that the leak and hot water heater are fixed or going to be fixed.

    Have a relaxing, healing weekend ~ Be well ~ FlowerLady

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  5. Rue, I understand the importance of saving the light fixture, so glad you weren't hurt. I too had a series of 3"s that happened a while back, so over them or so I hope. I need smooth sailing for a while. I hope this finds you feeling better. fondly ~lynne~

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    1. I hope you get smooth sailing too, Lynne. You definitely deserve it, my friend :)

      xo

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  6. No judgments here! I'd be scarfing those chocolate eggs. Why is it that crummy things often happen all at once? I hope you feel better asap!

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    1. I have no ide, but thank you, Stacey :)

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  7. No judgement from a homeowner who once unscrewed the front panel of a vintage stove......while it was plugged in. She got quite a scare when something popped and the walls around the stove turned black, but luckily she survived. I'm glad you survived and your vintage light fixture was saved. So sorry you've got to spend your fun money on home repairs! Chocolate is known for its healing properties, so you may want to purchase another bag. I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Holy smokes! I'm glad you didn't get hurt! I have to admit I probably would have done the same thing though lol

      I got two more bags ;)

      thank you!

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  8. Oh no!!! You know the old saying "when it rains it pours". I think you just proved it. You definitely deserved all of those chocolate eggs :)
    xo
    Laura

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  9. Yikes! I had a leak once and it was not fun. I would have eaten all those chocolate eggs also...oh who am I kidding, even without a leak I'd eat all those eggs.

    Linda

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  10. Take it easy, watch lots of old movies, and put your feet up. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. I probably should do just that, but it's hard for me to sit still. I'll try doing it before bed :)

      xo

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  11. Ugh you have every right to eat those eggs / what a week.

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    1. Thanks, Deb.... I agree.... what a week.

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  12. It is so horrible when these things happen. I hope that all will be sorted for you very soon! xx

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  13. Rue, I knew we had a lot in common ~ kindred spirits down to the leaky roofs. ;) I hope your water troubles are behind you and that a good dose of Eddie Murphy and those chocolate eggs have you feeling better my friend! xo

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    1. I hope your troubles are behind you too, Kim and thank you :)

      xo

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  14. Oh, Rue, so sorry! Why do these things seem to come in bunches like that? I would've eaten all the chocolates, too! Medicine that was needed in my opinion.

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  15. Yucky! So sorry to hear about the hole in your roof and the leak and the water heater...and now you being sick. I'd never judge on the chocolate. ;-) Healing wishes and thoughts to you!

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  16. Yucky stuff always happen in threes....or at least that is my experience. So on the bright side you're there! Can only get better from this point. Chocolate always makes me feel better :-)
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  17. Hi Rue, yes, when it rains it pours. So sorry about your leak and the water heater. We are dealing with a leak too in a bedroom closet. It seems the ice we had filled a gutter with leaves and froze causing the water to seep through a small crack and right into the house. Hubby went on the roof today, worked on the gutter and sealed the area. No more water leaks now.
    Sure hope you get to feeling better soon too. Chocolate is the best medicine.
    Have a better rest of the weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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    1. Oh no! I'm so glad your husband was able to fix it. Leaks are no fun.

      xoxo,
      rue

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  18. Dang. I'm staying out of reach of your little black cloud!! Hope it doesn't float my way.

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    1. HA! I promise not to send it your way, Barbara ;)

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  19. Oh no!!! I hope your roof gets fixed soon, that's the worst. I hope you feel better too, sounds like a weekend to lay on the couch and watch movies :) And eat chocolate!

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  20. electrocuted! you could have been electrocuted! oh my Dear!!

    so sorry for all the nasty things, which have been happening.

    but! so happy! that you weren't electrocuted! -sigh-

    gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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  21. Oh oh--sounds like you've had gremlins! Hope all the bad issues will be over now. I had that stomach flu the night before I flew home from a trip recently. Not fun.

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    1. I'll bet that wasn't fun, Pat.... yikes! I hope you're better now.

      xo

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  22. Glad you didn't get shocked! Hope you are feeling better by now.

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    1. Thank you, Tina! I'm glad you seem to be able to make comments now :)

      xo

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  23. It's always awful when these things happen! Hope all these bad things are behind you now!

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  24. ugh! What a day - always like that! Hope you are feeling better soon! Lots of broth soup and more eggs should do it :-)

    Big hugs
    Elizabeth

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