I wanted to clean the grid from the BBQ and put it in the laundry sink to soak but the plug didn’t fit properly and so the water drained out. I tried again deciding to fill the sink with water so that by the time it had drained away the grid would have had a good soak. Makes sense eh?
The problem was that I didn’t stand and watch the sink fill, for as we all know watched sinks never fill. I’m also impatient so wasn’t going to stand there for however long it would take. I left the room and went just a few feet into the kitchen.
A little/sometime/who knows/who cares later the kitten is doing a demented dance, but there was nothing unusual in that so I carried on. Then it came to me, the sink! I ran into the room and there was water water everywhere.
On the laundry room floor,
the linen cupboard floor, the spare room closet floor…….
The sink of course was full of water and overflowing. The cat litter lives under the laundry sink and was now also full of water and overflowing with added grey mush that had been clumping cat litter. That must be why the kitten was dancing with crossed legs.
Why don’t Canadian sinks have an overflow to the drain??
It took me almost 2 hours to clean up. I used every towel in the house to start mopping up the water. I had to bale out the cat litter until the tray was light enough for me to carry outside. I then put the wet towels out on the fence in the sun to dry, bringing them in again to put onto the carpet to sponge up the water. Then I had to wash and dry the towels. The carpet is still wet and covered in towels. The carpet runner is pulled up and drying in the living room.
What a mess
My question is, was it a senior moment, a scatterbrained moment – for I am a scatterbrain- or a hard of hearing moment. I contend that if I could have heard the water running I would have had a reminder that it was running, I would have heard the different tone as the water started to overflow and been able to turn the tap off sooner.
This is the pie that I burned last week, no buzzer to remind me that time is up.
What’s your experience? Do you leave taps running, burn the dinner, let the pasta boil over? Do you do this more since you have lost your hearing? Is it age or hearing loss?
I suppose the answer for me will be if I do this sort of thing less once my CI is up and running.