Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This is why you should leave handywork to the professionals

Do you ever have one of those days when you wake up and realize it's just going to be a bad day? Yeah, well today was one of those, and seeing as it's now 8:00, I hope that the worst for today is over.

So I know I mentioned back a bit ago about the leaky roof?? (don't know how to link back to that post so if you missed it, you may want to go back a few entries). Well see my husband was supposed to call someone to come out and look at it, BUT he decided that he wanted to wait until it rained again to see if he could see where the leak was coming from. I was under the impression that was THEIR job, not his, but since he makes the mortgage payments I went with it.

Fast forward to 6:15 this morning. I don't get up that early. I'm lucky to be out of bed by 8 (and please don't throw rotten tomatoes at me, I have a child that LOVES to sleep.) So I hear what appears to be drip, drip, drip and naturally I'm thinking, oh shit the roof. I summon husband from the basement couch, (he's been banned to sleeping down there until he gets over his nasty, crummy coughing crud, I've already had it and I don't want it again) and we realize that all the rain we've had overnight has caused the leak to increase, and is now all the way down part of the ceiling and dripping onto some furniture and the carpet. GREAT. Thankfully my father in law owns a construction company and didn't mind the 6:30 wake up call. He has someone coming to fix it tomorrow, but that doesn't solve our problem today. So Matthew decides he's still to sick to go to work so at the advice of his father in law, he climbs up in the attic and places a huge pan under the leak, hopefully avoiding any further damage. Here's where it gets interesting. All was good until after lunch, when I was getting ready to lay in bed and catch up with my second best friend, otherwise known as the DVR, when I heard that dripping sound again. Oh shit again was running through my head. This time it was leaking in a different place, around one of the lights. SO, Matthew decides that he probably needs to get another dripping pan and check the leak again. I'm in the kitchen when all of a sudden I hear a loud crash and him screaming out in pain. Initially my thought was how in the hell are the paramedics going to get him down from there. I hear him yelling for me to go to the bedroom, and to my horror this is what I saw.

Which was a result of this...

You guessed it, my handyman husband FELL through the ceiling in true Clark Griswold fashion. And what did I do?? Laugh hystericall of course. But after I made sure he was okay. He banged up his knee pretty bad and came pretty close to putting a smashing to his manly parts (thank you honey for not hurting those) but I just couldn't stop laughing. I mean what can you do. We are probably going to have to replace most of the ceiling in there already, so I mean what's another hole?? And the good thing about this is that we have MORE heavy rain and thunderstorms expected to move through. Hopefully my wake up call in the morning won't be rain or snow on my forehead.

17 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh my word! I am glad that he is okay and I TOTALLY would have been laughing:) GAH!

Jen said...

Oh.My.GOSH!!
I really REALLY did not want to laugh. But. Well...I did. LMAO!

That completely sucks. But at least it was somewhat entertaining (at least for you! LOL)

See. I would have gotten a photo of him still stuck in the ceiling. hahaha!

Hope it all gets fixed soon. And I would say ban him from accessing the attic anymore! haha

Sadly, I have done the same thing. I put my foot (initially, anyway) through my parents brand new kitchen ceiling when I was a teenager. I was in the attic rooting around for Christmas decorations. I knew that I had to keep my feet on the beams in this one area because there was no flooring there. But my foot went through and I slipped, and ended up next to the dishwasher, and my Dad who was cooking dinner.

Was NOT a good scene. LOL

Kirsten said...

Holy...that is funny, only of course after knowing that he was okay!!! Now I am scared to walk on our 2nd story above our leaking roof!!
Hey, if you can't laugh...

mumof4 said...

I am glad he is ok but I laughed too!!

Devoted Mama said...

Oh no! Poor Matthew!!!! Hope you get it repaired soon :)

Chas said...

While I'm glad he's okay, that is too funny!!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Oh, wow!! I would've been rolling on the floor & getting screamed at!! GREAT post B!!!

waitinginline said...

You mean everyone's husbands don't fall through the ceiling when in the attic investigating?

I hope the leak gets fixed quickly and effectively and that your hubby gets well and doesn't injure himself again!

Jaimie said...

I just knew what was coming. I would have had a really hard time not gloating or saying I told you so. My husband can fix just about anything but some times it takes a branding iron to get him to do it and then he gets mad at me for something getting so bad before he fixed it. Duh!!! He even tells me to remind him that it costs less if you fix a problem early before it becomes a disaster. One of these days he might actually listen. Good luck and lucky you for having a sleeper! I'm trying to get my feet on the carpet at 4:15!

Anth said...

Oh my gosh! That's awful! (But also soooo sooo funny!!) Every time I try to visualize your husband actually falling through the ceiling, I just start laughing again. But that really does suck. And I hope it's not too expensive to fix.

TEACHBROECK said...

OGMYGOODNESS! Really what else could happen to those walls!!! What a freak thing...I thought tha only happened in SITCOMS! Good luck in getting it fixed fast...maybe the workers will be hunky?

Carolyn said...

I guess he learned to stay on the joists the hard way. Too funny.

akapoopie said...

LOLOLOL, my dad actually did that about 3 days after my mom had her ceilings scraped. She was pissed but I laughed and laughed. That is how he got his nickname which still stays with him to this day...."clark."

tyfamilyadventures said...

Thats really funny.I have to admit I would have been laughing too.

Valerie said...

I would have laughed my butt off and then, while he was still dangling thru the ceiling, I would have gotten the camera!

Lisanne said...

Yeah ... is it bad that I kind of laughed a little bit when you said, "Clark Griswold style"? hehe :) I am so sorry that happened. Man, you have a GORGEOUS bedroom!!! I'm envious!

Nellie said...

OMG! That is terrible, but oh so funny at the same time!! Ha! Hope it gets fixed soon!!