Sunday, January 1, 2012

Thank Goodness That Wasn't Murphy!

Happy New Year to one and all!!!!!! I hope this year brings each of you the blessings and promises of your hearts desires! And I hope that Murphy packs his bags and takes and extended leave of absence from your homes!

I was afraid that was not the case this morning. Despite being up until almost 1, I still managed to wake at 6 a.m. I staggered to the back door and let Thing 1 and Thing 2 out, then when they'd finished doing their stuff, I went into the kitchen to give them breakfast and to make coffee. It was there that I saw a long trail of water going from under the stove across the kitchen. Crap. This is NOT good.

So, I started looking for the source of the water. I checked under sink, moving all of the crap that lives under there. No water. I checked all of the other the cabinets (the refrigerator water line runs through them). No water. I checked around the fridge. No water. I MOVED THE STOVE. There, I found a puddle of water, but couldn't determine its source. I sat down on the kitchen floor almost in tears.

It was from that vantage point that I looked over at the pups' water bowl. Hanging over the side of the bowl was a dishtowel that had apparently been dropped unknowingly into the bowl last night. It was wicking the water from the bowl onto the floor. Mystery solved. Mess cleaned up. And now the coffee has been made.

Here's hoping all of life's little inconveniences in 2012 are so easily and cheaply resolved! Cheers!


  1. Glad it wasn't anything serious. Cheers to you!

  2. I would have been sitting right beside you crying. But glad it wasnt something else :)