Thursday, 7 January 2010

heartsore

My heart is sore today.

I walked into the manse and immediately shot into what is that mode - the sounds of a waterfall where there should be none greeted me.

Oh, dear lord. The recent cold had broken a pipe, and there was water everywhere. Several inches deep in the kitchen, it had gone through the ceiling from the upstairs bathroom and was busily rushing into the hall. The dining room was awash. The basement ran with water. Saddest of all was the kitchen, where part of the ceiling had fallen and the pattern on the lino had disappeared, worn off by relentless streams.

Through it all, the furnace chugged along, merrily trying to keep the house warm.

I'm not sure what's going to happen, or when. I'm just saddened that it happened. It seems a very dreadful thing to happen to such a beautiful, history-filled place.

9 comments:

Sweet Coalminer said...

I'm so sorry. I feel like I know how much you love that house. I'm sorry! Maybe they can sell it now and you can buy it and fix it and bandy about ideas. ?? Or that's a terrible thing to say? It sounds like very bad damage and I'm sorry it happened to such a fine, fine manse.

Trish said...

Oh no! This sounds awful!

Flicka said...

Oh SAD! That's like a wound to the heart.

Calvin said...

I am so sorry. I haven't had a very good start to the new year either. I hope it improves for both of us.

Magpie said...

Oh! I hope there's good insurance and that it's all fixable.

Anonymous said...

oh no.......I am not sure which house that is Jess...you will have to point it out to me.....I hope it can be repaired..

Always Home and Uncool said...

That's bites. Hope everything gets fixed up. Without bankrupting you.

Suzanne said...

Oh no!

I am so sorry.

kittenpie said...

Ugh, so sad. I love old buildings.

and btw - is that your duck picture up there? I love it.