Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thank You Thursday

Dear Leak In The Wall,

It took us a long time to figure out where you were, but we found you. We found you in the best possible place, a pipe that services not only us but also the two units above us. Thank you so much for being in a common pipe! What a huge relief.

If you had been in a pipe that only services our condo we would be financially responsible. If you had been in a pipe that only services one of the condos above us, we would have had to go after them ourselves for the fix and the damages to our unit. Instead, you were on a pipe that services 3 units, which means the condo association will be paying for fix and for the damage. Such a huge relief!

Sure, we won't be able to do laundry until the plumber can get here but that's a small price to pay for not having to pay a monetary price. This fact puts me in the right frame of mind to be slightly amused by the cause of the leak. Apparently one of the base board nails was placed directly into the pipe when the building was first built 30 years ago. There it sat, holding the base board AND plugging the hole through every load of laundry done in 3 condos, year after year. Until one day it was rusted enough to start leaking.

Come on, what are the chances.


  1. Oh my heck! What are the chances? Like one in a million! Glad you don't have to pay for it :)

  2. I am glad you don't have to pay for that! Plumbing bills can be so high!