We invited a family over last Friday night and sure enough - just as I was preparing salad and such.....I noted a pool of water in front of the sink.
A few days earlier I'd seen a small puddle and Stacia said she'd splashed water whilst doing dishes.
Earlier in the day Arielle noticed a small puddle and thought the same.
By the time I checked......inches of water under the sink. The veneer blistered. Metal things stored under the sink - rusted. This had been a problem for a bit of time. Our company arrived to this scene....though they are more family than company by this time and took it in stride.
In a truly amazing show of speedy service, a representative of our landlord (one with a spectacular tattoo of a samurai which can dance) showed up during dinner to take a look. They wanted to shut off the water - but I balked. I promised to be careful and dry whatever escaped my pan ASAP but I needed water for dinner....they showed up bright and early on Saturday to fix it - while Stacia and I were still out to breakfast.
Morals of the story:
- Small puddles bear investigating early
- Assumptions without investigation can be costly
- Semper Gumby - Flex, hold your plans lightly and enjoy the new plan
- People are more important than details