Something happened this morning that made me think back to when we lived in South Africa 36 years ago. We had a lovely house with a swimming pool. Coming home from work on a hot day and diving into the pool was a real treat.
After we moved to England we no longer had a pool. To be honest we also no longer had as many really hot days either.
This morning I woke up and discovered that we now had an indoor swimming pool.
I went through to the utility room where we have our washing machine, boiler, etc. and as I opened the door my feet were flooded.
The entire room was under at least 2 inches of water.
OK not a swimming pool but enough to make me remember our old pool.
I am not a great handyman but I knew what needed to be done.
Turn off main water supply.
Clear water from the floor.
Turn water back on and identify the leak.
Turn water off again and go and buy a replacement connector for where the water supply connects to the inlet hose on the washing machine.
Fit it and pray!
No lasting damage done. Thank you God.
Then I got to thinking what if this had happened while we were away from home of a week or longer?
We would have returned to find the entire house flooded, all the carpets needing to be replaced, no doubt some electrical equipment damaged, walls needing to be re-painted and so on.
In other words it would have cost thousands and been a major inconvenience even if the insurance agreed to cover some of the cost.
We never leave our home unoccupied when we are away.
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