Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rude awakening

I woke up this morning at 1:30 to the sound of the washing machine filling up with water. There was one small problem, we hadn't turned on the washer. I jumped up, opened the door to our bedroom and stepped in water. One of the hoses on the washing machine had burst. I moved as fast as I could without falling down to turn the water off, and then Sherry and I pulled every old towel and mop out to begin the clean-up.

Thankfully, I had awoken pretty quickly, and there wasn't too much water to sop up. None of it got on any carpet, and the laundry room and hallway were the main soaked areas. I got back in bed around 2:30, and as I tried to go back to sleep I was so thankful we were home when the hose burst. We were at the beach for seven days just two weeks ago. That's a scary thought. Now I have a Lowe's trip scheduled for this evening.

On a different topic, "Divide the Sea", Ben Patat's band, played a show at a coffee house in Inman last night. Emily and I went, and they were awesome. They will be leaving out tomorrow for TN, and they won't return to SC until the end of July. The tour they are on will take them as far west as Colorado. You can follow how they are doing and how you can pray for them by regularly checking Ben's blog. He is doing some video updates that are cool.

1 comment:

DMaC said...

Good catch on the water works. At least it was no fault of your own. Last year I was putting up some shelves in the garage and missed the stud but found the water line. What ensued must have looked like a 3 Stooges routine. Me getting pelted in the face with a stream of water while trying to reach the valve. Good times....