My husband and I are both born and bred Californians, which also means we are wimps when it comes to weather. We like our sun and go into complete hibernation if the temperatures drop below 50.
This week has been MUCH colder than we have ever experienced since we purchased our home. Temperatures were dropping into the 20s (I know all you east coasters are mocking me), and we were issued a freeze warning. Not thinking much of it, we ignored it.
On Sunday morning I woke up and went to the bathroom and noticed that the toilet flushed weird. And then I tried to wash my hands and realized that there was no water coming out of the faucet.
So I go into the kitchen, same thing? I know I paid the bill and then it dawned on me.
Our pipes are frozen.
Cue panic attack.
My darling husband was still warm and snuggled in bed, and I try not to wake him unless it is super important and well this felt like a level ten emergency in my book.
So I wake him up and he of course is calm and starts fixing it all while I am yelling things about calling the emergency water line for the city. He is trying to stay calm and I keep screaming and he thinks I have seen a pipe explode or something.
And then instead of helping I did what any rational wife, lady with a new camera does. I think, “this is one for our 2013 photo book!” and I start taking pictures. I can see hubs looking at me like a crazy lady and just lets me be, because he was probably thinking one of two things:
1. At least she isn’t screaming every time the faucet makes a noise.
2. My wife should be helping, but she is taking pictures of our faucets instead.
Well, hours later our pipes were warm and happy and I went to Lowes and found out this all could have been prevented if we had just put this happy covers over our two faucets on the exterior of our house.
Go figure. Hey, at least it got me out of laundry and dishes duty. Lesson learned.