So there I was...
In spite of my last post saying I didn't plan on staying up to watch the ball drop, I got sucked into a movie on TV (I Am Legend - pretty creepy). By the time the movie was over, it was like 11:30, so I decided to stay up and watch the ball drop.
I got up to take a dish to the dishwasher, and as I stepped onto the rug in front of the kitchen sink, I felt the cold wetness oozing into my sock and spreading across my foot. I opened the door to the cabinet under the sink and found standing water under the sink.
It wasn't readily obvious what the source of the flooding was, so I removed all the stuff from the cabinet and cleaned up the standing water. I laid a towel down and went back to watch the ball drop at midnight. When I went back, the corner of the towel was wet, telling me the water was coming from our little instant-hot water doodad.
Of course, there was no isolation valve to the instant hot water thing, so I had to shut off the hot water to the kitchen sink, get the wrenches out and remove the T-joint that provided the water supply to it.
Corollary random thoughts and observations:
- Anybody wanna bet the hot water thingy is NOT covered by our useless home warranty???
- Why do these household casualties always happen on holidays???
- Where's an A-ganger when you need him??? They need to find an excuse to station a few at the Pentagon to help me with these household emergencies.
Happy New Year!