The gift buying is over and I managed to pay $1,200 extra towards my mortgage principal which brings the total to $22,931. One year and 4 months left. Now, to be honest, I haven't paid my credit card bill yet. I don't get the bill until January 4th and it's going to be a big one but I don't have to pay it for 30 days.
So, how did I spend my vacation days? It stared off with a half day last Wednesday to take my nephew to the airport. He wanted to be left at the curb so I was at work by 9am. This meant I only had to work 4 hours and then I would be free. I happily left by 2 and I don't even remember what I did after I got home. On Thursday, I had the whole day off. I slept late, did at least 6 loads of laundry, mopped the floor, vacuumed the bedrooms, moved stuff around in a semi-organized manner. It was great. The weather was great. Everything was great until I made myself dinner and noticed liquid on the floor.
I thought one of the dogs was angry at me for mopping but when I threw some paper towels down, it was clear that this was no dog puddle. This was a major leak. I threw a towel down and the water just laughed. I thought the water might be coming from the closest appliance which was the dish washer so I got a wrench and tried to shut off the water valve under the sink.
While I was trying to do that, my elbow went through the water soaked particle board, which is what my 70's cabinets are made of. Curious, I easily broke off hunks of particle board to reveal a half inch of water under the sink cabinet. Then, looking to my left, I noticed water around the gap between the tile and cabinet next to the fridge.
|Orange electrical cord for the Tiny House people.|
My laundry was mostly finished for the day and I wanted to eat dinner so I stopped the investigation and finished eating. Then I remembered that I had a ShopVac in the other room. Perfect for sucking up wet messes. I dragged all the wet, dirty towels into a trash bag and out to the back porch and quickly sucked up all of the water and mess. What a handy little machine.
I left everything to dry out and went to bed. The next day was Friday and I picked up my aunt from the airport and had a nice dinner with my mother and sister. Saturday was another cleaning day but I did not pursue the laundry leak mystery and that is where I will stop for today because I should just post this or else it will get too long.