Yesterday he Googled "ultimate bunk bed forts," but last night at 11 p.m. he was Googling "locating water supply for tub."
Now he's at Lowe's.
Our T.B.N. should be renamed, T.N.S.G.B.N. : The Not So Great Big Night. For some reason Addie wasn't in bed until 9 p.m., and then I got sucked into watching something about eels on "Planet Earth" with the boys, and then at 10, when I was supposed to be in the tub, we were doing a housewide hunt for "Wall-E," because it disappeared. Thirty minutes later, Wall-E was found, the boys were in the fort, and I was trying to figure out which of my plans I could save: Beth's message, coffee in bed, or book in the tub. I went with the bath, because it was freezing outside, and everything was just right: candle, book, bath bubbles, until I turned the faucet off.
It turned off, but the water didn't. If that's never happened to you, it's just a bad, bad feeling. Fortunately, we're pros at bad, bad feelings when it comes to house repair issues. So I jumped out of the tub, grabbed a towel, and crashed the "Wall-E" watching party with my bad news. Chris tried to get the water to stop, and when he couldn't, I just blew out the candle and drained the tub. So much for my relaxing evening.
Finally at midnight we'd turned off the water main, removed the bathtub faucet from the wall, and praised the Lord that I'd remembered to pour a pitcher of water for the morning's coffee. So I just went to bed instead, laughing that the day ended about as well as it started. Some days just need to end, you know?
Now Chris is at Lowe's buying a new faucet and hoping that solves the problem (It won't. I already know it. We never get out of house repair issues that easily.). Everybody has been told to go pee behind the shed because we can't flush the toilets, and I still have half a pitcher of water for the day's needs. And no, I won't be going out behind the shed. Just in case you wondered.
So for all of you who had fun plans last night, I hope they went a little more smoothly than ours did. And for those of you who had to work or didn't have fun plans, I just wanted you to know that you weren't alone. :)