Sunday, March 28, 2010

Leaking trouble

My husband, E, says he never gets sick. But last week was the exception and it was a doozie. He said he had not been this sick in 20 years. After a night of excruciating pain he was diagnosed with a urinary track infection (UTI) the following day. Then it took several days for the antibiotics (a 10-day course of Cipro) to kick in. We had a brief reversal of roles. I drove him to appointments and made him several meals while he was sick.

This wasn’t crazy enough for the household yet. First the toilet in the guest bath leaked one night and flooded the bathroom floor. I discovered this mess when I went downstairs to the kitchen to fix breakfast and found water dripping from the ceiling onto the kitchen floor. Our contractor came out and fixed everything. During the clean up process, E decided that the soaking wet rug from the guest bath needed to be washed. The rubber-backing on rug disintegrate into tiny little pieces and clogged the washer and drain pipes. It took three visits by the repairman to clean out and fix it.

After a week and a half of sickness and repairs I hope this upcoming week goes well. We are entertaining 17 people for our gay Passover Seder on Monday!

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