I have today (Thursday) off this week. WOOHOO! right? WRONG
So, we get up to ants crawling all over the laundry room and living room. They were swarming in the newly washed clothes in the basket and even inside the washer. There was a trail of them going along the living room wall from behind the pellet stove. Wonderful! I was going to spend some of my day off doing pest control.
Then, I got my daughter off to work (she is a nanny as I am). I was only home a few minutes when she called and was frantic. Water was coming from under the fridge at the house she was working in and it was coming fast. She had every towel they own lined up at the edge of the kitchen trying to save the carpet. I suspected a broken line with the ice maker so she turned it off, but the water kept coming. She didn’t know exactly where the line was attached but luckily turning off the water to the kitchen sink did the trick, so they must be connected. My son and I rushed over with our carpet shampooer to soak up water. The kitchen was in an inch of water and it had seeped under the wall and was soaking the living room! All of that in about 20 minutes time. We moved the stove and fridge out and unplugged them to clean up the standing water. When we plugged the stove back in it threw the breaker and sparks were flying and now the stove won’t work at all.
I can’t even imagine what damage would have happened if my daughter had not been there! That water would have been pouring in for hours until one of the parents got home. Thanks to my daughter’s quick thinking, the wall of towels saved most of the carpet from getting wet. And aside from the fridge leaking and the stove not working, their floor is so ultra clean and looks wonderful! Hey, there has to be a bright spot in it someplace, right?
I then came home and took care of ants. I might be glad to go to work tomorrow and get some rest haha!