Sunday, April 13, 2008

You Gotta Have Faith

Today's Sunday, my day off. Well, "off" isn't technically accurate, since I spend my Sundays at home doing laundry, vacuuming, picking up; you know, FUN stuff. Basically I'm just away from the shop for the day.

Anyway, my hubby and I had plans to do our normal housework and then head to the shop to do some major reorganizing of my storage room (a 16x32 foot nightmare) that would involve moving everything OUT of the storage room into the parking lot, bringing in a new storage shelving unit, and moving everything back IN the storage room, all of this being necessary because it's impossible to even walk into the storage room because of all of my stuff (oops, I mean inventory). Sounds like a great way to spend your day off, right?

As it turns out, that would have been a MUCH better way to spend the day. Picture this: I'm standing in the laundry room, nagging Hubby about pulling my laundry out of the dryer and rolling it into a ball and placing it on top of the dryer instead of laying it out neatly in a stack. His argument was that I had left it in the dryer for four days and let it wrinkle and that it would need to be "fluffed" anyway. A valid argument, but not winning him any points. And then I heard it: a hissing noise coming from underneath the laundry room sink.

No, it wasn't a snake; don't be silly! We live in the suburbs, for goodness sake. It was water hissing...behind the wall. Not good. Not good at all.

Fast forward to an hour later. After a lot of electric sawing and a couple of dozen loud expletives, Hubby has determined that one of our pipes has sprung a leak. On a Sunday. Now, nothing against plumbers, but there's no way on God's green earth that my frugal Canadian/Ukrainian husband is going to call a plumber on a Sunday. And we can't do without water until tomorrow.

As I'm writing this, he's off to Lowe's to buy some sort of crimping tool (I have to admit that I tuned out during the whole explanation of exactly what it could do and all of the attachments that it came with) so that he can replace the length of damaged pipe himself. And our laundry room wall looks like this right now.

Lucky for me he's a very handy guy, unlike some husbands; my Hubby can fix practically everything. But the last time he tackled a plumbing problem, a couple of weeks later I ended up with a shop full of water and a $12,000 cleanup bill. Completely not his fault, of course.

So here's where the faith comes in. When he told me that he was going to fix it himself and I could actually hear that saw buzzing, I had a flashback to the flood in the shop. And thought about the possibility of having to pay for the parts and tools he needs to make this fix, PLUS paying a plumber for an emergency call if things go badly. And we won't even think about having to pay for a major clean-up here at home. You know why? Because it won't happen. Because I have faith that my Hubby knows what he's doing.

And that's what a good marriage is all about.

P.S. It' s now 4:00 p.m., the leak's all plugged, but the wall has to stay as it is for several days until the wet insulation dries out completely. I'll post "after" pictures when he gets around to fixing the drywall. (Wow, he's really going to kill me for this!)


  1. I'm SOOO glad you have faith in your dear hubby - because I KNOW mine, and he would NOT have attempted it!! LOL
    Hope it all gets fixed, with no additional problems!!

  2. I totally agree about having faith in your is a must! Hope it all works out just fine..I mean, it'll work out just fine!

  3. I know it will be fine, your hubby is very smart, just gotta trust him. Things will be back to normal in no time at all. Sorry you didn't get the stockroom cleaned out, thats another Sunday. Its not very pretty here in Va. and its COLD so maybe a week or two and then you can have that stockroom done also.
    Tell Myron I said Way to go!!!!!!


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