|nice hole in the ceiling|
It all began about 2AM early Saturday morning. Hu-mom wasn't able to sleep so she was in the office on her 'puter. All of a sudden she heard a loud gushing of water. She was running around in her PJs trying to figure out what in the *@#* was going on!!! She finally realized the sound was coming from the ceiling in the foyer. Above the foyer is the kids' bathroom. She ran back upstairs, checked all the plumbing stuff in the upstairs bathroom and didn't find any problems. BUT the sound was loud and she knew water was escaping somewhere and going to show up soon. So she ran downstairs again and turned off the water to the house. The sound finally stopped. She then went back upstairs and woke up hu-dad who said "Huh?". So he came downstairs in less than his PJs. Hu-mom turned on the water to the house and the noise started again AND it started showing up in the foyer via a nice gap in the drywall ceiling. So hu-mom raced back and turned off the water, ran around looking for old towels and hu-dad ran the other way to get a bucket. Fortunately only a small amount of water escaped being caught and no damage to the bottom of the foyer. Hu-mom then was thinking, what if she had not been awake. She and hu-dad wouldn't have heard the noise and can't imagine how much water would have come down between 2AM and when they woke up. The thought gives her the hebby-jebbies. So insomnia pays off every now and then! The fun continued because we didn't have any running water in the house. We called the plumbing folks at 2AM and were told someone would call between 8-9AM. Of course, no call. We called at 9:15, we were told they were called and will be contacting us shortly. We called at 10:30, this time a supervisor was involved. We were then called back by the plumbing folks within 15 minutes, a truck was dispatched and would be at our house in 40 mins. And it was. Pipe had lots of pin holes and sprang a gusher. Pipe was replaced. And we had running water. You don't realize how much you use running water. We also missed having a toilet that flushed....no more said there. I will be happy to live with a hole in the foyer for a while as long as we have running water! So the plumbing guys left a little after 1PM.
We had a perspective foster family coming over at 1:30 to check out Miss Daisy. So hu-mom ran around and cleaned up the pipe replacement/repair mess that was right at the front door. She got everything done just before the family arrived!
Daisy loved them, they loved her. They are bringing over their pug/Boston Terrier mix (yes, like a mix of Kitty and Coco!) soon to meet Daisy to see if they will get along. We are very hopeful.
We also had another perspective family come at 3:30. They brought their two male pugs. OMG, Daisy went nuts. She ran and played with them the entire hour they were here and didn't interact with the humans at all. So hu-mom is afraid that meeting didn't go as well as the first. They both will make awesome adoptive families, having adopted from MAPR before, which ever one gets her.
(From Hu-mom: Minnie is put out by the whole foster thing and would rather Daisy not be staying at our house. She feels Daisy takes time away from humans, bugs her too much. Minnie is not a fan of any person/dog coming into her personal space. She does that thing where you pretend Daisy is not here. Minnie is just going to have to get used to having a foster around. I'm sure she'll come around. We are making sure she gets her time with us, and the same for Mack. At times, Daisy is just demanding.)
|Daisy totaled wiped out after an afternoon of meet and greets.|
|Mack doesn't quite fit in a kitty bed.|
So Mack and I thought this was going to be a calm, relaxing weekend. Well, hu-mom just informed us that the entire family will be coming over tomorrow afternoon. Our hu-brother, Josh, joined the Army and is leaving for boot camp Monday. So this is our final family get together with all the hu-sibs and their spouses, kids before he and Diana embark on a new chapter of their lives. He will be missed! We are so proud of Josh and want to send him off with all our love and support!!!
Well, that's our weekend so far, hope your was calmer!
Love, Minnie :)