Since there seems to be a lull in the activity (nice going, Jay) here's a story, and not about a man named Brady. Usually, when I go on vacation, something requires fixing as soon as I get home. This time the water softener in the garage overflowed; I'd been having issues with it before. So, no big deal, it's 14 years old, time to replace... I thought I'd just have to soak up the water in the garage, and it damaged the dry wall behind the water softener a tad.
Well, my wife went to put some stuff away in one of the spare bedrooms, and informed me that the carpet was soaked. So, it seems most of the water went through the wall from the garage and into the bedroom. Fun times. I'm hoping I dried it sufficiently and won't get mold or mildew. I sucked up several gallons of water with a shop-vac and ran fans for three days.
I installed a new water softener just now, and am waiting for it to cycle some chlorine through the system to sanitize it. What a friggin pain this whole thing is.
Once when we lived in a mobile home and went on vacation, a water pipe had burst and it flooded the place. And you know how cheesy the floors in those things are.
Once it was the hose to the washing machine.
Another time, we came home to find that a pipe had broken on my pool equipment. The skimmer was sucking air, and half my back yard was flooded. Luckily the pump didn't burn up. Must have just happened that day, which is a good thing; we had been gone for almost two weeks.
But it's always something... air conditioners, irrigation plumbing, pool equipment...
Almost makes me wanna just stay home.
Or sell this place and get a condo.