I still have water here in my downstairs. I can’t tell if I still have a leak or not because what happened when we noticed a problem was that there seemed to be a growing bubble of water under the carpet that would squish out if you stepped on it, but otherwise, hadn’t yet quite come up through the carpet.
Now we no longer have a giant bubble of water; instead it’s just spread out over more of the room, but is shallower.
I have a fan on it; as soon as I have towels that are dry, I have towels soaking it up.
Here is my question for you, internet, since the leak is/was so slow in the first place, and the amount of water rather large, how in the world do I tell if things are getting worse, staying the same, or getting better?
In other words, how can I tell if there’s still a leak, which would necessitate me staying home from work tomorrow to be here for the plumber to come back?
And also, why didn’t the Butcher fix this with his magic powers?
I mean, aside from the fact that he doesn’t have magic powers.
Edited to add:
So, I’ve sopped up the water as best I can with towels, put the towels in the washer on spin, and now they’re in the drier. Once they’re dry, I’m going to sop up again and see if that seems like less water.
9:50–It does seem like a lot less water. Towels were getting soaked, but not nearly as quickly as they were the last time and I think I have enough water up that, if I come down in the morning and any water comes up through the carpet and squishes through my toes when I step on it, I will know there’s still a problem.
It’s definitely still seeping in. This probably means that they’ll have to replace my hot water heater. Can I just tell you how much I’m not looking forward to that?
Especially since I told the Butcher I’d take the day off work today to wait for the plumber, which means I’m the one who’s got to figure out what to do with the dog.
I hate this shit. I really do.