Sunday, January 18, 2009

Phew....almost there!

Just a quick little note to tell you all a very funny story. I am also going to keep you in suspense for one more day, before I have pictures to show. We haven't gotten the internet hooked up at the new house yet. No DSL in the country. So we are going with a satellite provider. They are scheduled to come one day next week.
For now, we have left the computer at the cottage, we haven't moved it yet, or my kitchen goodies. Doug had to come back to take a shower, and I needed to pick up some food.
No showers yet at the new house, I haven't bought a gorgeous shower curtain for the kids bathroom, and I still need to order the shower door, for the master bath. Honestly I have a never ending list of things to purchase! Lindsey was very concerned that we wouldn't ever have a place for the toilet paper!
Okay, now for the funny story!
I have never had the pleasure of owning a whirlpool bathtub before. So having this one in my master bath is very EXCITING! I cleaned it all up this morning, still lots of drywall mud, paint splatters, the tub.
So I decide, let's see if the bubbles work!
I knew, that I would have to fill the tub with enough water to cover the intake filter. That went well...I knew to check and make sure that the jets were pointed down, yep, that looked good. So I pushed the button.
Nothing happened.
Called Doug in,
Need to plug tub into hidden outlet
Lindsey came in to see how cool the bubbles are going to be...
Pushed the button
dismal display of bubbles
I make the comment
"Is that it?"
All of a sudden water ERUPTED from the jets!
The jets weren't completed submerged
It was like Old Faithful
I turned the water off
Finally, Doug hit the OFF button.
I was DRENCHED in water.
Water on the wall...
Water on the floor...
Water on the window!
Okay, that would be fine, if I had a change of clothes,
Nope, no clothes and I am literally dripping wet.
Well, we had a good laugh,
Moped up the floor, walls, and window.
I dried my socks on the heat vent.
Lesson Learned
Make sure jets are completely submerged before turning unit on!

I have noticed some new followers!
Hello, and thanks so much for finding my little blog entertaining enough to come back for more.
I promise I will make it to your place to visit. It may just be a bit later than sooner!
I pinkie promise
Tomorrow, pictures!


countrygirl3031 said...

Oh Jill ~ I'm sorry I'm laughing...but that would have to be the funniest thing! And something I soooo would have done!

Can't wait for pics!


Carrie said...

how funny I can't wait to see the pictures!

southerninspiration said...

OOOOOOohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the suspense is killing me! Can't wait for pics....
and too bad you didn't have the camera for the geysers today!! Haha...that is funny. Lesson learned, huh?

Thanks for the smile!!

Sharon said...

What a funny story to start life in your new home. You'll enjoy that one for years to come. Can't wait to see the pictures. Not much longer now. God bless - Sharon

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I laughed out loud imagining you dripping wet from your demonstration. So you DID get a shower at the new house... jet-propelled.

Cottage Rose said...

OH Jill; What a great and funny story. I can just picture you all in there. What a great way to get the bath room cleaned all in one swoop..... lol My sister had one for the first time too, a few yrs ago, well she put in bubbles, and turned the jets on. Well I guess you know what happened. It was a very funny site, for me any


The Mama Monkey said...

ROTFL! Was someone trying to tell you that you needed a shower?! Too funny! Guess you won't make that mistake again! :)

Cindy said...

Hi Jill. Funny story. One that you will always remember when thinking about moving into your new home. I am sitting on pins and needles waiting for pictures of your home. I know it will be breathtaking.

Karen said...

I'm a newcomer to your blog. And even though I've only just begun, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEETHE PICTURES!!!

And I have to admit - I was busting up when I read your entry about the jets.

Sometimes it's just the little things that make us smile.
Thank you for sharing. :) Karen

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Jill,

Oh that is adorable! LOL , I had a good giggle, sorry :) that belongs in some movie :) How cute! oh the joys of new home ownership :) hehe :)

Liz said...

OH MY! What a bummer! But at least you know it works... right?! : )

I keep stopping by....the anticipation is building.... : )

Stay dry!

Kim's Treasures said...

Too funny!!! Can't wait for pictures!

salmagundi said...

No pictures of the bathtub episode? Thinking of you and knowing you are working hard, but having so much joy!! Sally

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOL!!! I can just see it. You poor thing! Another hint...fill the tub the first time and run the jets for a while...drain the tub and then fill it to take a bath. This is just the first time..That way any dirt or debris that might be in the system will not be in your bath water.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a lovely blog you haveand I enjoyed my visit!! Cute post!


Colleen said...

Oh Jill, this is just hilarious! Probably wasn't to you at the time. We gotta laugh at ourselves sometimes don't we! Enjoy your new tub!

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