Just when both DH and I felt we were catching up on our sleep and feeling ready for the rest of the work week, wham
we have to stay home in order to clean up the mess, crossing our fingers, hoping than none of the electronics were damaged (
We knew that it was ailing and had asked the landlord to replace it. Unfortunately, MIL (yep.. MIL again
) was the only here when he came. All we know, for sure, is that he said he couldn't replace it yesterday because &quot;his guy is in Montreal&quot;, doing some type of odd jobs over there. What we're not sure of, is if he said it was ok to turn it back on (DH had disconnected it because it was leaking) or if MIL never bothered to ask and then assumed that it was OK. What we do know for sure is that DH didn't listen to his intuition and turned it back on last night. Well, this proved to be too much and the tank gave up. We figure it must have happenned when MIL got up and turned on the tap to make the coffee. All that we know is that, when we woke up, a few minutes later, the basement was flooded with a few inches of water. What's bad is that our bedroom is in the basement and so are the computer and all the electronic games.
So, both DH and I stayed home and cleaned up the place. Fortunately, by 11 am, we were done cleaning and were just letting the fans and areation dry the place.
When turned everything back on, around 2 pm, all was working
The good part is that we took a break: DH wanted to exchange the broken PS2 against a limited edition, 2nd edition PS2 and I took that opportunity to go and spend my gift certificate, at Chapters. I came back with an Ice Cream cook book, Danielle Steele and John Grisham paperbacks, a Christmas baking magazine and another magazine. And I still have $5.00 left on my gift certificate!!