So I just got home from Tallahassee

It’s one o’clock in the morning. I spent the weekend in Tallahassee visiting Shelly, and arrived home to find…

…the burner in my gas-powered water heater running full blast, the water heater emergency venting like crazy, and my entire apartment flooded ankle-deep in hot water.

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Goddamn shit fuck goddamn fucking fuck.

The cat thinks this is all terribly amusing.

22 thoughts on “So I just got home from Tallahassee

  1. My cats did, too, but then I dunked them in the bathtub.

    I’d offer to help if I were anywhere nearby. You have my sympathy, though. 🙁

  2. My cats did, too, but then I dunked them in the bathtub.

    I’d offer to help if I were anywhere nearby. You have my sympathy, though. 🙁

  3. Isn’t it amazing how shit like that ALWAYS happens when you go out of town? It never seems to happen when your sitting at home on a Saturday night with no plans.

  4. Isn’t it amazing how shit like that ALWAYS happens when you go out of town? It never seems to happen when your sitting at home on a Saturday night with no plans.

  5. if it helps, a friend had to drain his water heater this weekend.

    they hooked a hose to the emergency release and let it go. minutes later his entire apartment was soaked.

    poor bastard bought a soaker hose…

    anything we can do to help, hon?

    • Probably not a lot that can be done helpwise at this point, unless you happen to have a spare key for a top secret government time machine that oyu can use to go back in time to last Friday morning and send the past me an email warning me to turn off the water to the water heater, so the future me doesn’t come home to a sauna… 🙂

  6. if it helps, a friend had to drain his water heater this weekend.

    they hooked a hose to the emergency release and let it go. minutes later his entire apartment was soaked.

    poor bastard bought a soaker hose…

    anything we can do to help, hon?

  7. Could be worse. Ever see the episode of Mythbusters where they made a rocket out of a water heater? Better a warm flood than your apartment being destroyed 🙂

  8. Could be worse. Ever see the episode of Mythbusters where they made a rocket out of a water heater? Better a warm flood than your apartment being destroyed 🙂

  9. You have my sympathy, for whatever that’s worth–we went through something rather similar about a month ago, due to (1) flooding rains, and, most specifically, (2) lazyassed landcritters’ refusal to clean out the drain in front of the apartment (did I mention this is more or less a basement apartment?). Result: approximately 1″ of water throughout. Not that much stuff was damaged (other than my mattress, where all 3 cats congregated in terror…I think you can imagine the rest), and since the floors/baseboards are tile & marble, things dried out fairly quickly, but it was still an Extremely Unpleasant Experience, so I do feel for you. Good luck with the cleaning up–I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

    (I hope you’re not offended, but I friended you after a friend of mine told me about your blog & web site; I’ve been enjoying both a great deal, esp. the various relationship suggestions which are good even if you’re monogamous and not especially kinky.)

  10. You have my sympathy, for whatever that’s worth–we went through something rather similar about a month ago, due to (1) flooding rains, and, most specifically, (2) lazyassed landcritters’ refusal to clean out the drain in front of the apartment (did I mention this is more or less a basement apartment?). Result: approximately 1″ of water throughout. Not that much stuff was damaged (other than my mattress, where all 3 cats congregated in terror…I think you can imagine the rest), and since the floors/baseboards are tile & marble, things dried out fairly quickly, but it was still an Extremely Unpleasant Experience, so I do feel for you. Good luck with the cleaning up–I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

    (I hope you’re not offended, but I friended you after a friend of mine told me about your blog & web site; I’ve been enjoying both a great deal, esp. the various relationship suggestions which are good even if you’re monogamous and not especially kinky.)

  11. Oh suck. But I do have to say that, yes, indeed, it does happen when you are sitting around on a Saturday evening. The most recent water heater disaster happened the evening before we left for Italy. I only noticed it by a funny damp smell from the utility closet.

  12. Oh suck. But I do have to say that, yes, indeed, it does happen when you are sitting around on a Saturday evening. The most recent water heater disaster happened the evening before we left for Italy. I only noticed it by a funny damp smell from the utility closet.

  13. Probably not a lot that can be done helpwise at this point, unless you happen to have a spare key for a top secret government time machine that oyu can use to go back in time to last Friday morning and send the past me an email warning me to turn off the water to the water heater, so the future me doesn’t come home to a sauna… 🙂

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