Husband is very handy around the house. There isn’t anything he can’t fix. He is very good at trouble shooting and figuring things out.
So when the kitchen sprang a leak I figured it would be fairly straight forward for him to find it.
I first noticed the water droplets dripping from the underside of the microwave and puddling in the salad bowl next to the stove.
The main bathroom is on the other side of that wall but there was no sign of water coming from any pipes in the wall.
Husband thought it must be coming from a leak in the roof and running down the soffit. But again there was no evidence of wet sheetrock.
Then I noticed the refrigerator was making an odd noise and I saw the stream of water shooting out from behind the fridge onto the side of the microwave and dripping into the salad bowl! The water line that supplies the icemaker/water dispenser had a pinhole leak!
Taa Daa! I had found it!
For all of his looking around, pulling out appliances, checking the walls for dampness and surmising it was coming from the roof…..I, little ‘ole ME had figured it out!
I was feeling quite smug about it!
I only mentioned my super human detecting abilities about a dozen times throughout that day (I was being modest you understand…or I would have brought it up much more! Lol)
But, as in every story of this sort…..’Pride goeth before a fall’.
The next day….the VERY next day mind you……as I was in the midst of my morning toilette…my hair dryer stopped working. At the time we were using the boy’s bathroom while remodeling the master bath. And because the electrical layout in this house is convoluted and inexplicable.....when you turn the power off in the master bathroom it also shuts it off in the other bathroom! So I had to use two extension cords to plug it in around the corner.
I checked that it was still plugged into the extension cord. I checked that the dryer hadn’t popped its ground fault button on its plug. I even went out to the garage to check that I hadn’t popped the circuit breaker.
I sighed as I realized I was going to have to face the world looking like a grey haired version of Bozo the clown when I looked up and saw Husband, holding the end of the second extension cord, grinning from ear to ear as he said, ‘First step in trouble shooting a problem is to look and see if the appliance is PLUGGED IN’!
Like I said, 'Pride goeth before a fall'……..