Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Tickle For Tuesday

My mom sent me an e-mail with a link to a monitor cleaner at the end of January. I put off following the link until tonight.

monitor cleaner

It turns out that it just had to be a "God thing" that I went to it today. I needed the humor.

I had decided to share the link, so I went to create a post. Just as the posting template came up, I heard what sounded like the pressurized steam being released from a paper mill. If you have been in the vicinity of a paper mill when this happens, then you know what I mean. If not, then imagine the weight blowing off the valve of a pressure cooker. The sound came from my kitchen. No little people were in the kitchen. I went to investigate and discovered that the water line to our dishwasher had blown off the hot water line under the kitchen sink. Steaming hot water was spraying (think high pressure) out of the pipe out toward the cabinet door and all over my hardwood kitchen floor. "Quick, grab some towels!," I hollered. Kitty Kat and Monkey came to the rescue. I tried to turn off the valve, but I wasn't strong enough. I had to go find a pair of pliers. Finally, I was able to turn off the water.

The two girls helped clean up the water from the floor, emptied the cabinet, wiped off each item they took out, discarded soggy items that couldn't be saved, dried the cabinet, and put everything away. Meanwhile, I changed my clothes and started a load of towels in the washer. Puppy Dog helped get me an empty basket for getting the load out of the dryer so I could change the loads around. He also took the full basket out of our tiny laundry area for me. Both boys wanted to be in on the action in the kitchen, but I kept shooing them away so they wouldn't get their feet wet and have to change again before bed.

It is now about 9:45 pm here and the kids are all in bed. They're only forty-five minutes late for bed.

Where were Froggie and Birdie? They were in a trance in front of the T.V. They were completely oblivious to what was going on a couple rooms away. It was probably a good thing though, they would have been scared.

Hmm...I guess I better go fold that laundry.


Damama T said...

OH MY! I hope you didn't burn yourself or hurt your back again! Glad the girls were there to help out. Andyour tags are perfect - GREAT KIDS!

Thanks for posting this link! It is soooo cute! Mind if I put it in my funny links section?

Damama T said...

I'm have to tell you that I am totally mesmerized by this! I can't QUIT WATCHING THAT DOG! lolololol!

Anonymous said...

ugh... is the dishwasher out of commission now?

Brandi said...

Damama T,

I didn't burn myself or hurt my back again.

I don't know where the link originated. My mom sent it to me in an e-mail. Link away.

It is times like these that I wish we had high speed internet. When we watch it, the dog is licking in slow motion. lol.


The dishwasher and kitchen sink were out of commission for a little while. Everything is now back in working order. I'll be posting more on this.