September 14, 2008

oh, no!

I was sitting on the couch, typing away on my laptop when I heard a dripping sound. The bathtub was clogged this morning and the boy has been working it with Drain-O, so I thought perhaps the faucet was dripping by accident. But when I got up, I followed the sound not to the bathroom, but to the kitchen, where I saw a huge leak in our ceiling.


The management has begun renovating the apartment above us, so I immediately knew that was the reason for the leak. At first the water was dripping ever so slightly through the ceiling onto the kitchen rug, but then the boy poked a hole in the sagging paint and water poured through. We thought it wasn't going to stop! But it did. It's a good thing he did that, though, or else the water would have continued to spread throughout the ceiling. Then I ran to our super, who is calling the contractor right now to come fix everthing, luckily, but I can tell this is going to be a huge ordeal. The ceiling paint is ruined, as is the light fixture (which I didn't dare turn on to take a picture of, but basically the light bulb is a dim yellow now due to damage and you can see how the glass is almost black), and on the wall outside the kitchen, the paint has puckered, too.


Not too much water, luckily, though a good deal of it is on the floor, too. I apologize for the low-light and grainy pictures, but as I said, I couldn't turn the light on in the kitchen!

Has this ever happened to you?


  1. Yes, it has but luckily, the water went into the basement. Many, many years ago, when we first bought this house, I was preparing to take a bath and began to run the water. My husband was in the yard working on some thing and I went to ask a question; got involved in a conversation for longer than I should have. When I came back into the house, I wondered what the "sound" was..... and upon going to the bathroom to check, I sloshed into the hallway. Water everywhere! I had sense enough to pull the plug on the tub, but I had an awful mess to clean up ---- and --- a bit of explaining to do! I can LOL now but it was not funny at the time.

    I hope your mess gets resolved soon. Good luck.....

  2. Oh that reminds me of a similar thing that happened to us a few years back! What a nightmare, everytime someone would take a shower, drip-drip in the kitchen! Knock on wood-it's been okay lately!

  3. Oh no! I'm so sorry! Hope this gets resolved quickly and easily!