Gather round for a story that will leave you laughing
Ok so last night i was home, I had a buttload of "stuff" to do. So I get a good bit done and had just finished chewing the fat with my room mate, went and let the dogs out, was washing my face when the fun started....
I had just finished washing my face and was turning off the hot water when i noticed there was some water in my hand, i think "thats odd" and finish turning the water off. Well the water did not turn off-it EXPLODED! Im not sure exactly what happend but i got hit in the jaw with a flying handle fixture thingie *high tec term* then with more HOT water moving faster and harder than i thought possible. Said water, in the span of a second or two, burned my face (im ok today) went up my nose, dislodged a contact and filled my ear. Water was litteraly bouncing off the celing and with in seconds running down the hallway toward the living room.
ACK it BURNS and its EVERYWHERE in seconds-im soaked to the skin and fighting to cover the little hole with my hand to stop the water from hitting the celing and light fixtures (thank god it was not cold water or they would have exploded and id have been covered in glass and water). I try to reach under the sink and turn the valve to turn the water off to the sink-its not about to budge. At this point im freaking out trying to stop the water, im sloshing around in my robe (with nothing under) slipping on the floor trying to turn the handle and nothing is happening. I start screaming for help-thank god my roomie was home and heard me (and old faithful in the sink) he comes running (the dogs are now in full freak out mode, trooper is screaming like a bitch in heat and oreo is barking and running up and down the hall in the water) DOGS!
Roomie got the water valve cut off and stood there covered in water looking at me covered in water-we were hot steamy wet rats. after a few min of making sure i was ok and preventing more water running down the hall we bust out laughing our asses off. I swear the whole thing was like some slap stick old black and white Laurel and Hardy movie.
We got the water cleaned up, took every towel we had, there was water IN everything even my books and TP were soaked. Heck this AM i opened the med chest and what do you know even my makeup brushes INSIDE it were soaked. Roomie tried to fix the sink but some part is gone (i think exploded) so the hotwater is still turned off to my sink. left a message for the landlord so he should be able to fix i hope today. What a freaking mess!
Went to bed with ice on my face on one side to deal with the scalding from the hot water but its ok today just a bit sore. I got a lump on the jaw where the fixture thingie hit me but no bruise that i can see.
I will now think of bathroom fixtures as deadly weapons waiting to happen.