Earlier in the evening we had heavy rain and a power interruption....thinking nothing of it we continued on.
The lift pump failed...and the water alarms worked...Far Guy stopped draining the bathtub...I grabbed some towels and a bucket and sponge. Far Guy tried to bypass the float and get the pump to work...no dice.
I emptied the bathtub bucket by bucket because sometimes the stopper leaks and I really didn't want to sop up a whole bathtub of water off the furnace room floor. If it hadn't been raining cats and dogs outside I would have gotten a five gallon pail from the garage...plus it was dark and there might have been a bear out there. Mission accomplished by 1 AM and I sure slept good after that!
Luckily we have another bathroom upstairs that drains directly out without using the lift pump.
Far Guy did breakfast dishes upstairs in the bathroom sink on Saturday morning...a Plumber was called. Risk vs Reward...we like using our kitchen sink and the bathroom downstairs!
Late Saturday afternoon we were back in business...with a new lift pump installed and working. Thank goodness for a nice young local plumber who works on Saturday afternoons...who was quick and efficient. He said "If you have any problems with this new pump call right away!"
Far Guy says "Don't ask me again what kind of fun exciting things are we going to do tomorrow."
We didn't cook...we went to town and got a burger from a drive through burger place.
We got 2 and 6/10 inches of rain from the overnight storms.
The road to townWhile waiting on the plumber we managed to get a few more Christmas ornaments completed...45 are done now!
In the evening my brothers and their brides visited and nephew Logan is here from Seattle with his new puppy Zelda...we had a nice visit out on the patio! (Logan was about 20 feet away from us and we did not pet his puppy but admired her from afar)
Far Guy heard from his sister, her surgery went well and she was feeling pretty good after having such a big surgery.