Twas the night before Christmas…

Good morning all,

We live on the second floor of an apartment building, and last night water started pouring through the ceiling of one of our bathrooms as well as the outside hallway. As it turned out it was due to frozen pipes for the outside sprinkler head on the third floor.

Our on-call emergency maintenance arrived in about 30 minutes and shut off the water to the outside sprinkler system. Poor guys were swamped with calls because of issues due to our freezing weather,

Several apartments were affected by the flooding, as well as the hallways. To add to the mess, the water in the hallways turned to ice due to the freezing weather – 7 degrees F was last night’s temp.

So, we and our maintenance crew have our work cut out for us and I may not be around in blogosphere as usual. I should be able to post the wrap-up and my weekly prompt this coming week.

Stay safe and warm and Happy Holidays!

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48 thoughts on “Twas the night before Christmas…

  1. Oy! What a mess. I know you lived through that all before when it was warmer. And I did too this past spring.

    Take all the recovery time you need. Stay warm and safe!!
    (((Hugs)))

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    1. Thank you, Goff! Maintenance guys are here now to salt our icy hallways and the sun is shining so even though we still have freezing temps things are looking brighter. Stay safe and warm.

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  2. Same thing happened to me on the bottom floor when apt above me flooded. Water froze all down stairs and hallways 🤪Hang in😂

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  3. I’m so sorry, Eugenia.

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  4. Oy gevalt… Sorry you have a mess on your hands, especially on Christmas! Do you have much damage?

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    1. It’s a mess but most of the damage is to the walls and ceiling in one of the bathrooms. The ceiling is buckled so it’s just a matter of time before it releases. Maintenance has salted the hallways and stairways and tomorrow they will figure out what to do with the bathroom. We were told they were slammed with calls in Atlanta and the suburbs due to the freezing temps.

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    1. Yes, and it’s rare to have temps that low in our area. This too shall pass and the sun is shining today! 😊Merry Christmas.

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    1. We were both tired, especially my hubby because he had to keep emptying bucketloads of water. The water was literally pouring out of the vents in the ceiling. But all in all, Christmas was nice and restful.

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  5. It is good the maintenance men arrived so quickly. I hope you are not disrupted too much. We had those temperatures with no heating, so we are lucky we didn’t have any burst pipes.

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    1. I remember your situation and am glad your heating is working again. Living in an apartment complex has some advantages if it is managed well. Our maintenance guys are usually quick to respond even during a holiday. Little by little the temps are warming up which will help.

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  6. Guud GREEF Miss Eugi wee are so sorry you got flooded!! This Snowsottrm sure have cause so much havock an kayos!!!
    Wee still et sum snow here today an more tomorrow (enuff all reddy!)
    When it warmss up Wednesday or Fursday wee are wurried wee will bee flooded…..
    It’ss allwayss sumthin rite? 😉
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

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    1. Yep, always something is spot on! The neighbors upstairs haven’t had water for 3 days but we have water and electricity on the second floor so for us it is not too bad. At least, our hallways are deiced so we can get out of our apartment. Yay!

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    1. Step by step, Cindy! With all that you are going through with your renovations, you know it can be a slow process. Plus, this is a rental property with 270 units, and the contractors and their subs are inundated with work orders due to the freeze.

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