I really, did try to warn my husband about the hose that blew (Tickle for Tuesday). I called him on his cell phone while he was at work. He is not supposed to receive calls while working, so when it went straight to voice mail I just left a message. *Note to self: DO NOT DEPEND ON MODERN TECHNOLOGY! WRITE A NOTE NEXT TIME!
J. woke me up very early, ~ 4 am. He said something to effect of finding the leak the hard way. "I left you a message." "My phone was dead." Uh-oh, he didn't receive the message!
It turns out that J. went to Wal-mart after work and picked up some liquid hand soap. (In order to save money I have been diluting dish detergent for the kitchen pump and cheap kids' bubble bath for the upstairs bathroom. J. never said it bothered him, but now I know better.) When J. got home, he filled an empty hand pump. While filling the pump, a little went on the outside of the dispenser (or something--remember, it was really early my brain was fuzzy), so he wiped it off with his finger or hand. He then decided to prime the pump. He had soap on his hand and when he went to wash them, the cold water took the path of least resistance and came out the pipe that was supposed to be hooked up to the dishwasher. J. had to re-clean the cabinet and everything in it. Fortunately, it only took him two towels to do the job. He then proceeded to fix the line. He did this work with the soap on his hand. I guess he was tired, too. He didn't think to rinse it off in the bathtub. When J. got home he had plugged his phone in. After I had been up with him for a while, we heard his phone receive the voice mail.