See, we had this mysterious puddle show up in there (part of the stuff that never made my blog this week because too much had been going on). But it was a small puddle, like less than 2 feet in diameter, and it kept coming back. I put down a bue towel to see where exactly it was coming from, because it didn't trace to any wall, and the ceiling above was dry. But this time, a small stain led to the back of the washer. Then my leg went numb and BAP! The circuit breaker tripped.
Okay... I have a leak in the wall. Playing with the electricty. I traced the leak to the washer inlet, which was wet, but not spurting or dribbling. The wall around it was VERY wet, however.
Yeah, I have a pipe leak in the wall. It's not big, but it's there.
Now here's the problem. I can't shut off water to the washer, except the actual valve to the hose (which I turned off). The next valve up the line is the WHOLE WATER MAIN, which means if this keeps leaking I will HAVE TO SHUT THE WATER OFF TO THE WHOLE HOUSE. And, this gets better, my circuit breaker is very close to the leak, so I may have to shut off all my power as well.
I turned off the water at the washer, in some vain hopes that the leak will stop, but I think, judging from the water stains, that the leak is in the wall, probably at a joint. Hello digging out drywall and paying a plumber!
Did I mention that the new office chair I bought from Best Buy broke? Yeah, I mentioned the arm a while back, but now the other arm broke. Now the shaft in the middle is getting loose. Total breakage is imminent. I figure when it breaks, I'll use a 5 gallon bucket and a towel.
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