The kids and I were just hanging out downstairs when all of sudden we heard this unusual noise. We were a little scared at first because I could not figure out where it was coming from and what was making it! The more I listened...... the more it sounded familiar........ sounds like spraying water???? But where is it coming from??? I ran upstairs to check the toilet.... nothing there... the noise was definitely coming from downstairs. Grace kept saying "Mommy I'm scared" and Dax kept crawling after me wanting me to hold him. I put my ear up to my living room wall............. yikes, sounded like a waterfall!!
Now I started to panic, ran into the garage and called Gene right away... "how do I turn off the water to our house?" There were at least 4 or 5 valves and I didn't want to make it worse! I tried a few but nothing worked and I ran back into the living room and yes, water was coming into our house! (kind of a weird feeling) I instructed Gene that I needed him to come home right away! (Luckily, he is only 3 mins away) I actually figured it out before he got there but not before a lot of water came into the living room! He found where the pipe broke and made sure it wasn't leaking anymore and then headed back to work! We stayed up to about 1 am that sucking up water with our carpet cleaner!! Oh, by the way, the kids thought all the water was fun to play in while it was there!! (smile) Dax and Grace were splashing and laughing which made the whole night better!!
So the lesson learned is this.......... KNOW WHERE TO TURN OFF
YOUR WATER IN CASE OF EMERGENCY!!