Monday, February 18, 2013

Monsters in the house

We had some excitement this weekend -- unfortunately, it wasn't the treat bag being left out kind of excitement. It was the wrong kind of excitement. We had a pipe burst upstairs. Water was everywhere, including flowing through the ceiling fan in the living room like a fountain. Fortunately Dad was home. Unfortunately, it took him some time to get to the water shut off switch because it had been buried over time. Now there are fans running constantly, and strange people in and out of the house.

We've been locked in the room over the garage, living with Dad like a couple of college roomies. Mom is up in Cincinnati until Tuesday night, so she's stressing from afar, and imaging the worst possible scenario since she's not there to see it for herself. We all were having a really good weekend until late Saturday.

The cleanup crew is really good, and Dad has a lot of confidence in them. But in the meantime we'll protest about our captivity, and wake Dad up at 5:00 am talking because we want to go battle those loud fans that sound like monsters.

It has been very stressful. In the midst of all the chaos Dad managed to wrangle three of us. Poor Huggy Bear was scared to death and was hiding in the garage under a piece of furniture. Dad got him safely into the bonus room over the garage with the rest of us, but I'll tell you, there was a moment when Dad couldn't find him that he worried HB had managed to sneak out. Thank goodness that wasn't the case.

Like Mom said, it is all being taken care of. The carpet isn't ruined, no furniture was ruined. The house is still standing. It's just not fun right now.

On the bright side, we all took turns snuggling with Dad last night. Josie even got under the covers with Dad.

10 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

That sounds Simply Awful! Your poor pawrents...Mommy is shuddering.

William said...

OMC, your weekend was way worse than mine! I think broken pipes and water everywhere would only be a fun deal if you were all fishies!

Eric and Flynn said...

That sounds awful. We are glad no furniture or carpet was ruined, and hope everything is soon back to normal.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Wow! Sounds like some scary excitement. Bet it's fund rooming with dad for the weekend.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! That does not sound like fun. We are glad that nothing was ruined.

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! That kind of excitement you can do without!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...
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Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

It sounds to me like you kitties are making the best of a bad situation!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh we had a pipe burst in our basement like that 2 years ago - those ginormous fans that are sooo loud and look like monster snails? Yup, been there! *sigh* no fun. Keep up the yowling!

Frodo said...

OMG, dear friends! So much water! Not funny at all! Your friends Frodo, Moty and Lexi