Sunday, January 10, 2010

Historical Fashions and busted pipes

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 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 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.


too_busy_to_stitch said...

Historical Fashions looking good. Just wondered - what's a MIL apartment? I'm guessing it's what we call a granny flat?

Shari said...

your stitching & blanket look great! You amaze me with how much you get done! Keep it up!!!
So sorry about the water problem. UGH! I was telling DH about it, so he made sure I know where to turn our water off it something were to happen!!

Jennifer's life and goings on said...

I love the Historical Fashions. Where did you get the pattern? It is so neat. I am so sorry about your water. I hope you get it fixed soon.

Debra said...

I didn't know that. Hope you don't have to much damage. Your wip is looking good and so does your blanket.

Sew Wilde said...

Historical Fashions looks good! I think it is a great stitch.


CJ said...

Hi Vickie -

I hope everything is good with your water problems. Have a great week and happy stitching.


Terri said...

Sorry about the pipes. That is so retarted of a law I think. Your stitching is wonderful.

Meari said...

I didn't know it could be against city ordinance to shut off the water. If my pipes burst, I surely wouldn't be waiting for the water dept to get there. Who knows when that would be!

Your stitching looks good :)