11.09.2007

Rude Awakening

Mark's alarm went off at 6:30 this morning. I had been lying there trying to convince myself to leave my warm cocoon and take a fast trip to the bathroom before he got in there (he like his potty time in the morning). So when the alarm went off, I threw the covers off and limped (yup, still limping, especially when barefoot) into the bathroom to have my turn first. (I'm fast!)


I'm not sure exactly what happened -- if I tripped, or if I lost my balance somehow -- I really don't know. Somehow I found myself thrown against the back of the toilet tank, there was a loud crash and then water everywhere. (that got Mark's attention pretty quickly!) Literally there was a river of water all over the bathroom in what seemed just seconds. He came running in and managed to find the shut-off valve in the back.

By that time, there were inches of water all over the entire bathroom, and when we looked at the toilet, the above (yes, that's my bathroom!) is what we saw. And I truly have no idea how I did that!

The postive in all this? My bathroom floor is now cleaner than it's ever been and all the mats and towels we own are also very clean (in the dryer now!). On the down-side, of course, we have to go out and find us a new toilet tank which Mark assures me are not 'too expensive.' I think I'll believe it when I see it. And the real downside? It means another trip to Home Depot. Not my favorite store.

What a way to start your day -- a 6:30 a.m. wake-up call for sure. And now I need a nap!

18 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

holy crap! that is the craziest thing i've ever heard. how come stuff like this only happens to you? that is nuts.

Tiburon said...

Oh my goodness! You are solid steel! That is pretty crazy. Have fun at the depot ;)

Hayley said...

that does suck! how crazy!!!

Hacking it up said...

Jan...you are very strong! Do you want me to go to Home Depot for you?...I LOVE that store!!! P.S....maybe in the future you should just use a bedpan.....

Kristi said...

Oh my goodness, Jan! That is crazy. Man, they really don't make toilets like they used to...sorry you had to deal with all of that at 6:30 in the morning...not so fun.

Shelley said...

That's some toilet abuse right there! lol I'm sorry but it kind of made me giggle! Are you ok??? Geez! I guess now you get a new toilet! Low flow yay Environment! ;)

Meet the Ludlow's said...

Are you ok? That looks like it had to hurt! Never a dull moment in your life, that's for sure!

Mel said...

What an interesting way to wake up. hehe. I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself. That is so crazy!

Jori said...

Such a freak accident. I have never heard of that before. Seriously glad you didn't hurt yourself.

Girl James said...

How can a tiny thing like you do so much damage to that toilet! Even though the clumsy's usually end up costing more...they give you a laugh for like the whole day when you re-live the experience.

I fall out of the shower a lot. You would think I was putting dance routines together in there. I just have bad balance - especially in the mornings. haha. But later in the day when I'm in a funk...I recall the latest fall-out and just start giggling! I LOVE THAT!

Jan said...

I'm still laughing out loud at the visual of Jamie thrashing around in the shower -- I'm just such a klutz that I've learned to expect such things! It got fixed for $27 plus an hour or so of Mark's time -- and he even went to the Depot alone! Yay!

Melissa said...

You are tiny...how did that happen? I can see if a 1,000 lb gorilla used your pot, but you? Sorry... that is one crappy (no pun intended) way to start the day!

Cammie said...

When I saw this picture, the only thing I could think was. Holy Sh*t!

hoLLy said...

i don't see how you cracked that thing! you are so tiny. that is just unbelievably crazy!! i'm glad you didn't get hurt!

Marilee C said...

That is so weird, it had to have been a lemon of a toilet. HD has become our new favorite store, not so in CA, but we sure love the one in Kalispell. All our toilets and sinks and faucets for the new house are from there. Look for the rebates. They are great!!!

Wendy said...

wow! that's pretty amazing that you did that, especially so early in the morning! hope you're ok!

tara said...

what the...?
Impossible! you are a tiny little thing...with elephant strength, apparently:)

Girl said...

I'm glad you're not hurt, but I'm sad you don't like HD!!