Jul 2, 2008

And then what happened...


It has been two days without any water in my house and all of my plants, vegetables and even the lawn are starting to look very, very sad! The plumber promises me that today is the day...the water will run again. And just in time because I am tired of running to the store to go potty. But yesterday, my neighbors began a remodeling project and their contractor ordered a port-o-potty! It sits in my alley and has brought me so much joy. Sad I know...but love the proximity of a toilet. I actually did a happy dance when I saw it delivered. And yes, I have used it several times with such joy that it has almost made up for the lack of running water. Almost!


Yesterday I was running all around town trying to find new faucets for my sink and shower so my plumber could install and continue moving along. And after traveling to 4 different hardware stores (big orange), numerous rude or not so helpful sales associates, discontinued sink sets...I stood in the middle of the plumbing isle and dropped just a few tears. Just enough that my dad felt compelled to find a solution to all of the chaos. He gave me a hug, kiss and a pep talk! And then we got ice cream. I know it sounds stupid and pathetic...but this remodeling project has been a task! So as a last ditch effort, I went out to the 5th and final depot and they did not have what I was looking for...until I walked into the paint isle and found a box with the exact sink faucet set that had evaded me all along. I actually heard music and birds singing for joy.

So I was ready to call my night complete and be grateful for the final discovery of faucets. And then it happened...my phone rang and my friend was on the other line with these words! "I just got VIP tickets for us to go to the True Colors concert this Saturday!" Maybe it was my gratitude for the port-o-potty...maybe it was just dumb luck! Whatever....I will take what I can. Keep your fingers crossed for running water.








11 comments:

Marcy "meg" said...

I hope you get your water soon!!!!

Caroline said...

You are pretty brave to stay in the house for that long with no water. Every once in a while the water if off here at work and it never fails that I have to go to the bathroom when they say the water will be off for an hour.

I want to go to the concert.....And you have VIP tickets...how cool. Have fun.

Jennifer said...

Port-a-potties stink! I just canceled the one we had at our construction site seeing as nothing is going on there and we are selling it.

PinkPiddyPaws said...

happy to see a shitter in a box.. that's just a sad state of potty affairs. ha.ha.ha.. :)

Ooooo.. SOOOOO JEALOUS that you are going to True Colors! jealous! jealous! jealous!!!!!!

p.s.-- have fun!

Mary said...

Well glad you got a porta pottie, you gotta go you gotta go...hope your water gets turned on soon...Mary

Suze's Sass said...

I'm tired of going to the depot and the big blue and white store. Just plain tired and I didn't even get any ice cream!

us 2 said...

i am so excited for you that you have tickets to see true colors......yeah ...have a blast...........

erin said...

good luck with the project - remodeling is *not* fun. I hope you enjoy the concert.

Gwen said...

For real? You've been living w/o a loo? For how long?

Color me even more impressed by your strength. If I ever got in a fight I'd want you on my side because you can do anything.

Renaissance Woman said...

I love all of you so much for thinking that I survived here all by myself without a toilet. I didn't have running water for 3 days. And between the hours of 7am to 6pm I used the outhouse...but at night I stayed at my parents. Now after 2 nights there (thankfully the third day ended by bed time) I can survive anything. :)

Whiskeymarie said...

I feel your pain. We've changed plans, auditioned numerous contractors, spent an entire DAY looking for fixtures and came back empty-handed...
And we haven't even started ripping stuff apart yet.
I find screaming into pillows helps.