There is nothing like the dog barking at 4:30 am on a Saturday morning to let you know that something strange is going downstairs in the MIL apartment. DH got out of bed, went outside, down the stairs into the MIL apartment to find one of the pipes gushing water!! Then came the fun part...we couldn't find the main water valve to turn OFF the water. We checked in the front yard by the water meter...no valvue, handle etc. After searching for an hour...we gave up and called our friends who also live in BV who in turn called his parents who live 5 houses down. They had a special key to turn off the water...seems the previous owners forgot to tell us we needed a special key for the water valve. They came down and went to the very first place we looked..used the special key and turned off the water!! We were very lucky, we don't think there was much damage. We are going to be calling a contractor friend of ours to check out the damage. Will keep you updated on our progress!!
Interesting tibit you might want to check out in your city: It is illegal in most cities to turn off your water even if you have a water break. According to our plumber, you can be arrested for turning off your water. You are supposed to call the city and have THEM come turn it off. You are to let the water run until they get there. I checked out city policy and it is true!!! However, most cities do not enforce the law. I think this is just crazy but it is the law. So check out your cities water policies..you might find some interesting things.
I pulled out Historical Fashions and worked on it this weekend. I didn't get much stitching done yesterday but today I was a different story. I decided to do them out of order so I am working on the years 1860-1867...this is couple #9. I have also made a baby blanket and burb rag for a couple at school. She doesn't know what she is having so I made it neutral.