I had just dropped off the kids at school and continued to fight my way through downtown traffic as I made my way to the office. Arriving precisely on time at 8:00 a.m., I logged onto my computer and grabbed myself a cup of coffee…mmmm. I hadn’t had any yet this morning so this coffee tasted like heaven! At 8:25 a.m. my phone rings and it’s Rob calling from the Emergency Department. He had been taken there for a possible appendix eruption. Holy F!! So I grab my keys and rushed to the hospital. After a few hours of tests… waiting…more tests…more waiting… examinations…oh, more waiting…the doctor finally advises that he believes it’s “just” kidney stones. Doctor orders Rob to rest, drink plenty of fluids and a prescription.. Alrighty then. So we head home with a quick stop at the pharmacy. It’s now 3:00 p.m. We are just pulling into the drive way when my phone rings. It’s Ava’s school advising that she has just puked all over her desk and the floor. Ok, no problem. I will get Rob into bed and then grab Ava. Well, I just got Ava buckled into her seat with a puke bucket nestled next to her when my phone rings again. It’s my oldest daughter Kiana, she was mumbling in the phone in this pitchy voice. After she repeated herself 3 times I finally understood what she was saying. The toilet was overflowing and seeping down into the basement. Oh, ok…wait, what?! Fuck. I told her to shut the water off and try to mop up the water, did she understand? Nope. I still had to pick Devyn and Anna up from school before heading home. It’s now 4:30 p.m. as I pull into the driveway. I still have not eaten, peed or finished a full cup of coffee by the way. I examine the plugged over flowing toilet…ahhhh shit! Literally. There were little pieces of caca floating along with toilet paper in the bathroom. So I mop up the water and start plunging…in my skirt…this is fun! Ava shouts from her upstairs bedroom, she has projected vomit all over the wall, floor and her bed. OMG! Can this day get any worse?! YUP it sure can. So I clean up the puke and strip the bedding and head down to the basement to start my first of many loads of laundry for the evening. What the fuck…seriously? Where is all this water coming from??? It can’t be from the overflowing toilet….NOPE. It’s the hot water tank. It has sprung a leak and has flooded the basement. At this point, I seriously start contemplating pouring myself a TALL DRINK. It didn’t take me long to decide…ahhhh, a nice cold rye and coke!
Well, my day finally ended at 10:30 p.m. after finally changing out of my work clothes and falling into bed.
RECAP / STATUS
Ava is now feeling better BUT we now have two other children with flu like symptoms.
The toilet will be ok…no further damage done.
Rob is recovering….slowly but surely.
The hot water tank…replaced with a shiny new tank all for the low price of $1287.59.