Sunday, January 30, 2011


 We woke up to a very wet surprise. Our ice maker decided to quit freezing the water and instead fill the entire tray, freezer, kitchen, dining room, and part of the living room and entry way with water.
I shudder to imagine the water bill. Think: one of your children turning the water on full power, plugging the sink and then going to bed.

Round One: gather every towel in the entire house and blot the water using foot power.
Round Two: Dry towels in the dryer then blot using children power.
Round Three: Try sucking out as much water as possible using a Shop Vac and discover that it is futile.
Round Four: Rent a High Powered Fan from the Hardware Store and run it on High for 24 Hours
Round Five: Call the Carpet Cleaner guy down the road and pay him to use his high powered Shop Vac to extract as much water as possible.

I can't say we won this round but our carpet is clean and dry and the children had a lot of fun experimenting with wind energy. They made Lego cars, helicopters, and boats to be driven across the floor by the air. Liberty summited Everest with her efforts at moving against air.
One plus was that all the children's hair dried very quickly after their baths, and since we did not have any clean towels we just air dried! Just kidding but it isn't a bad idea.


Anonymous said...

So that's what you were doing when I saw you at the Hardware Sales. Talk about a monkey wrench in a weekend. Sorry to hear about your floor. It sounds like you got an unexpected cleaning and unit study in wind power all in the same day. We homeschoolers have all the fun.

jess said...

Good thing you weren't in Portland!!! God ALWAYS knows! :)

Anonymous said...

wow what a big job good idea mrs. caroylnn about leting your hair air dry savannah

amy said...

Oh man! I bet that was not on your agenda for the day!
Good job rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done!

Anissa said...

Oiy! Flooding in the house is very stressful! Glad you got everything dried out. =)

Shawn said...

Ugh! Poor you!

Carolynn said...

Thank you all so much for the sympathy! It's good to have support.