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Old 02-12-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Enough Already!

Many you know that 3 months ago today we had a sewage flood in our townhouse that we are still trying to recover from.

Well, DH got home from work about 11:30 pm last night and by the time we were crawling into bed it was just barely after midnight. Minutes after the light went out we heard that familiar awful sound of water running all over the place. The fact that it was on the 12th of the month 3 months later did not get lost on us.

Thankfully, in some respects, it was a much smaller flood than the first time. We contained it into one bathroom, ironically the one that was not hit as bad the last time. And the problem this time was the toilet itself instead of the sewage system in the building. We were shampooing the new carpet outside the bathroom door, bleaching the raw cement (still no floor in there and trying to patch the toilet as best we can because the other bathroom is totally out of commission for who knows how long.

DH spent the rest of his day off going to Home Depot picking out a new toilet. But we are not installing it until the floor is in because it will just be taken out again. This won't be covered under insurance or our strata fees because it is a new claim (we don't want our deductible going up for a toilet) and it was not a strata problem.

I can't wait for all this to be over.

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Old 02-12-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
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Wow Laurie, I am sorry you are going through so much with this ! If you've ever prayed because you were thirsty He seems to be giving you plenty of water now... Maybe His queue was long?
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:47 PM   #3
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Saph, thanks so much, you just made it all better. You never fail to make me laugh my head off!

By the way, to top it off, one of the dogs puked all over our new carpet at 6 am this morning! I thought of you immediately!!!!!! (people, she knows what I mean).
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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Oh my GOSH.. what will everyone think!?!??!

I'm the barf fairy...
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:01 PM   #5
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Okay, everyone, Saph's cat barfed on her carpet and now my dog barfed on ours. Simple as that. (Feel better my dear?)
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:05 PM   #6
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Oh, boy, this is not a pretty thread. Overflowing toilets and animal barf. Sorry folks, I really didn't mean it to be this way. Just venting about our house woes!
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LOL ! Sorry.... I turned it around by just showing up!
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Laurie: Don't you have enough going on already???? My gosh! (And what is a strata?)
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Oh yikes, that stinks! (No pun intended!). I'm glad it wasn't as bad as the first time, but I hope this is the end of it.

Oh, Saphellae, don't worry about getting stuck with the title Barf Fairy. Things like that die off quickly at DC. Just ask Lego Girl.

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Old 02-13-2009, 12:48 AM   #10
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Laurie: Don't you have enough going on already???? My gosh! (And what is a strata?)
Yes, Dave, I agree enough is enough!

We are in a townhouse where we own our unit but not the land it is on and that is called strata title. Then the strata council is made up of the owners. Ours is actually a little more complicated than that as it is leasehold, but I don't like to bore people with that explanation so I just say we have a strata.
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