Early this afternoon I got my feet wet – in the kitchen!
Huge flood of water!
Just about leaving to take YC to hospital appointment.
This was bad but …… might have been much worse.
I traced the flood to the drainpipe from the kitchen sink to the main drain. This drainpipe was blocked – frozen; the water backed up into the kitchen and leaked from the joint where the plastic internal pipe met the cast iron external.
Within 10 mins I had rodding covers off the external pipe and all the water which was backed up poured out – outside.
But I have about 15 ft of iced up drainpipe which I need to tackle tomorrow – hopefully - before we’re back to normal.
Abnormal is my normal but that is an old story.
A present? Yes
Is there a lesson? Yes but I’m not interested in learning it now.
I will comfort myself with the thought that this might have been much much worse. I might have gone out and left the washing machine on. Doesn’t bear thinking about.
Also this problem is solvable with a bit of effort but many are those whose problems cannot be solved or cured. My thoughts go to them.