Bidets are stupid.

I was looking forward to doing a post about our fun weekend, but our nice weekend ended on a not so nice note.

Apparently , somebody four floors above us decided to install a bidet by hooking it up to their bathroom sink all by themselves.
Bennett woke up at 3am this morning so I gave him some milk and he went right to sleep like normal. I went to the bathroom before getting back into bed and noticed a little bit of water on the ground by the tub. I first thought it was water from Bennett's bath then I heard what sounded like a faucet running on the inside of the wall! I woke Chris up and then called the building's after-hours emergency line. The maintenance guy quickly called me back and said they had already turned the water off and that he was working his way down, checking out the damage in each apartment (only 5 luckily)!


He made it down to our apartment around 5am and I showed him all the places the water leaked into.

I had to clear everything out of the walk-in-closet in Bennett's room, (which is where I keep my clothes and our only place to hide things like filing cabinets and vacuums and everything else when you have a tiny downtown apartment) and put it all right in the middle of his room.
As I write this, I can barely hear myself think because of the three ginormous industrial fans they brought in to dry up the water damage!

baseboards ripped off so these babies can get their job done:

all of our "stuff" in the middle of Bennett's room:

Though I know it could be worse...

We are no stranger to water damage.
Last year (Dec. 2010), two weeks before Christmas (and before the Ladd) this happened to us as well, only that time it wasn't a stupid bidet.
A water line above Bennett's nursery had frozen, and then upon thawing it burst and water poured out of every opening possible, including (but not limited to) light fixtures, electrical sockets, light switches and baseboards.
The water that didn't find it's way out in Bennett's room, decided to travel across the ceiling, down the walls and find it's own way out in other rooms.

The kicker (literally) is that 3 days before this I had broken my ankle ( it's a little difficult to be a stay at home mom with crutches and a 4 month old!)

We decided to count it all joy and make the best out of a bad situation.
We laughed at our series of unfortunate events and sent out this Christmas card...


bennett's nursery was transfered into our dining room:
Luckily, nothing we own has ever been damaged.
And thank the Lord that we are only renters and don't have to pay to get it all fixed!
(though we would never put in a bidet even if we were homeowners)
:)

6 comments

  1. Sarah on January 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Oh my gosh this is so sad! I'm always nervous that something like this will happen to Ian and I because we don't have renters insurance... is that bad? I already hate paying rent for something that we do not own, that I don't want to pour (pun?) more money into something we can't get money back on... I just hate paying for something that you MIGHT need. Or overpaying for something...

    But anyway, this is so unfortunate! And at the wee hours of the morning?! I can't imagine!

     
  2. kira on January 24, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Yikes, I would be really upset knowing the reason for the flooding was as stupid as a bidet. I'm so glad none of your stuff was ruined and I hope the loud fans can be turned off soon!

    Also, that is the funniest Christmas card I have ever seen. You guys really did make the best of it.

    Let's hang out soon...

     
  3. Mrs. Wookie on January 24, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Oh no! While that's incredibly funny someone who find it necessary to bidet their bathroom...some people need to realize when to hire a handyman. And when to nix projects entirely.

    I hope everything dries out in time!

     
  4. my name is lauren. on January 24, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    ugh! that's so awful becca! glad all your stuff was ok and that you're being so optimistic about it. a bidet definitely sounds like a bad idea.

     
  5. Alycia (Crowley Party) on January 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    your blog is adorable :) I am in love.

     
  6. Becca on January 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    sarah:that might be bad...you should look into it but I know it's not really that expensive! evryone has to have renter's insurance where we live.
    kira: I think the fans are getting turned off tomorrow and yes we need to hang out!
    ashley: I couldn't agree more!
    lauren: so I take it you don't want a bidet in your craftroom? :)
    alycia: thanks! you are sweet and your blog is pretty cute too!

     


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