Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A Watery Experience ...

Yaaaawwwwwwnnnnnnn ..... I'm really, really, really sleepy this morning. I was woken up from sleep last night almost every hour to attend to something and no I don't have a little baby which needed to be fed every hour. LOL! The cause was something as simple as water.

What happened was, my reserve water tank is housed in the ceiling of my house and supplies water for bathing and stuff like that has this overflow tube leading to the bathroom in my room. The overflow tube is there in case the flotation ball in the water tank gets busted and will instead divert the water to that tube and flow in my bathroom so it doesn't flood my ceiling. I can do without having a waterfall in my room ... LOL!

While this normally poses no problems whatsoever but last night was a downright killer. This tank has been overflowing for a while now. It first started about 2 months back. At about 6.00am in the morning, I hear this dripping sound coming from my bathroom, at first I thought maybe it was raining or something, I look out my window and no, that's not it, the weather is as dry as ever.

So, I mosey on into the bathroom and I see water flowing out of the over flow tube. I groggily look at it and curse (remember it's 6.00am in the morning). Since I can't call the plumber until much later and waste some good money getting it fixed I just turn on the tap for a while to let some water run in the sink and that stopped the overflowing. Temporary measure cos once the main tank fills up again, it's gonna flow once again. But strangely enough, the overflowing stops. Cool, I think. Maybe it's just a one off thing.

Ok, so I forget all about it and 3 days later, around the same time it happens again. I know it was the same time cos I checked my Patek Philippe watch (ok, ok, I don't have a Patek Philippe watch, it was my trusty old clock radio ... LOL!) I curse, get up and do the same thing again. And the water stops flowing again. Hmmm, maybe, just maybe it was another one off thing and I leave it be. Then a couple of days later the same thing happens, again around the same time. Now, I start to worry. If the flotation ball was really on the blink, shouldn't it be overflowing all day? That would be the case wouldn't it? But it only happens very early in the morning and around the same time. And it doesn't happen everyday at that. Maybe 3 times or so week.

This has been going on for nearly 2 months. I know I could call the plumber and have him look at it or something but why waste good money when it doesn't happen always. So, it went on like that for a few weeks. Now on Sunday things took a turn for the worse. This time the leak started around 2am and as usual I would go and release some water and it would stop or so I think. An hour later, I hear dripping and I walk to the bathroom to check it out and damn, the water is dripping again. Ok, this is not normal. So, I do the same thing of turning on the tap and releasing some water and it stops. I go back to bed.

An hour later I hear that dreaded dripping sound again! I get up, utter a couple of dozen obscene words and repeat the process and go to bed again. But you'd think the damn water would let me rest. No, it decides to overflow again after an hour. So there I am, on a Sunday morning from 2 am till about 6 am getting up and doing the same procedure over and over again and this time I say to myself, the moment it gets light out there I am going to call the plumber to see just what the hell is wrong. But once again, the overflow stops completely which makes me so reluctant to call a plumber. So I leave it be. Thank god it's a Sunday and I can sleep in. Foolish mistake.

Cos it happened again the next day (and on a working day at that!) and this time it started at 1.00am and lasted for every hour till 6.00am. It felt just like having to wake up an feed a crying hungry baby every single hour! I am going to call a plumber this time cos I felt like a zombie when I finally had to wake up and get ready for work. I don't know why it just overflows at night and not in the day time when I'm awake but it just does. I'm inclined to think there's a little rotten monster up there just itching to irritate me every single hour. I'd like to climb up there and find out but I'm too chicken to do it. I'll just let the plumber figure it out ... LOL!

20 comments:

  1. poor you Nick.
    hope the plumber will solve the problem and u will never have this same problem ever...;)

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  2. Don't torture yourself nick, you'd better call a plumber and enjoy some relaxing sleep...^^ don't lose your weight so drastically that way, ok? take care, coz I...^^

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  3. So funny that the water tank is playing tricks with you. I wouldn't dare to climb up there knowing that there might be a monster... wahahahaha... better leave it to the expert ;p

    Janice Ng

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  4. Call the plumber Nick.. before it gets worse and you have rain your bathroom... i guess today was no better than yesterday eh?? Poor thing.. here have some coffee from LJL :-)

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  5. Carol - Yeah, that's what I thot too. I've been putting off calling the plumber for months, so I guess I deserved this ... LOL!

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  6. Lord Manila - Yup, I'm going to do just that!

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  7. Janice - The thing is, it only happens early in the morning. The rest of the day it's perfectly okay. And I'm definitely not going up there by myself ... LOL!

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  8. Lady Java - Actually it would be fun to have my own personal little waterfall in my bathroom ... LOL!

    Well, to be honest, today has improved so much since yesterday. Thank god!

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  9. and you just wanted to save money ... lol
    it is better not to think about money when it is about your peaceful night sleep :) :)
    Take care, hope your problem will be resolved soon :)

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  10. darn.. that sucks.. so have you called the plumber? hopefully it's fixed so you get your beauty sleep tonight! :)

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  11. Have you made that phone call yet?!
    Hope it gets fixed soon and you can get some peace!

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  12. Oh dear...you found me out...now I'll have to start knocking on the pipes or maybe I'll switch your lights on next LOL

    Hi bud..."wat er" story !LOL

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  13. Lena - yup, that's what you would call penny wise pound foolish! The plumber is on my list of priorities right now. LOL!

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  14. Syura - Not yet, but first thing tomorrow, he'll be the first person I call. Can't have too many disruptions to my beauty sleep now can I? LOL!

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  15. The world according to me - I'm definitely going to make that all important call, that's for sure ... LOL!

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  16. Buddy, if I start hearing knocking pipes and lights going on and off, I'm moving into your house okay. You know what a coward I am ... LOL!

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  17. Oh you should definitely call the plumber, let the professionals handle it. Don't u want ur sleep back? ;)

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  18. Marzie - Of cos I want my sleep back. I simply adore sleeping, it's a hobby ... LOL! Plumber is coming real soon :D

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  19. Watchout247 - LOL! I think I really should :D

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