Tis A Mystery

Today is wash day. I wash my clothes and bedding. Real exciting!

Do you have a specific day for household chores?

I'm anxious to get things decluttered and cleaned up around here. But I have to sit next to Abi, so I'm not getting much done. If I take my hand off of her that dog will somehow get into trouble.

I've been away from the computer a bit. Things got really exciting around here all of a sudden. 

My tub converter, that thingie in the middle of the hot and cold spigots, broke over the weekend. 

So when I went to take a bath, I didn't hardly get any water. And it showered down on me from my handheld shower thing while I sat there. Took a shower and water was spraying out of everywhere, so barely got a shower. 

Israel comes over and he has to shut down the water in the other three apartments on my side of the four-plex tomorrow morning, as well as the ones behind us. That man who doesn't like my dogs will just be dandy pleased with me. 

Then Israel asked if he could get into one of my two walk-in closets in my bedroom. Naturally I had it stuffed with everything. After Christmas, DECLUTTERING and PURGING big time. 

He needed to get to the back of the tub. We start moving things out. Me holding Abi and dragging out with one hand, and we find water all over the floor. 

Oh great.

So Israel drags the stuff out and cleans it up and figures out what all he needs to fix all this. 

I order us a pizza because as you know I haven't left Abi in two weeks, so no going to get groceries. And by then I'm starved and he's been cleaning and cleaning and doing and didn't get to go to lunch, and I figure the least I owe him is a couple of pieces of pizza.

I'm totally exhausted from carrying this dog around and not getting a good shower or bath to relax in. 

So I decided, if he's going to change the spigot (you know, the ugly kind with the plastic diverter in the middle) out tomorrow and they're paying for it, then I'm running to Lowes to get one for the bathroom sink faucet. 

When Volare worked here I bought one for the kitchen because I hated that one too. You know that typically apartment complexes buy the cheapest things they can buy. So then I'll have them all changed out. 

And then I find I have to go to the bank, which is in the opposite direction from Lowes. What to do about Abi?

I put Abi and Charlie in the bathroom with their bed, close the toilet lid, look around to see if there's anything they can get into, turn the lamp on, shut the door and head out. 

I grab a new faucet at Lowes and go to the bank. I was maybe gone 30 minutes. I get home and when I open the bathroom door, Abi is drenched. DRENCHED!

I had closed the toilet lid. There was no water on. There was no water on the floor. It is a huge mystery. 

Israel comes to make sure there are no more leaks. Nope. 

So, I ask you, how did Ms. Abi get herself wet from head to toe? And Charlie is dry as a bone?

Geez Louise.


  1. I hope that your daughter can get some groceries during these weeks. Or surely a friend could?

  2. Only Abi knows! It is like caring for toddlers - always a laugh a minute. I hope she heals quickly for you!

  3. Oh my word, I think Abi is just a little mischief. haha Hopefully she gets well soon and things get back to normal. If you have to run out, do you have a carrier you can put her in and hopefully keep her safe until you get home?

  4. Abi getting soaked is a big mystery...........would liked to have been a fly on the wall.........that wouldn't have been good either.....they don't like flies. Can't help you with the mystery.
    Am glad you got the spigot situation fixed and now for a nice shower.
    You're thoughtful to get a pizza for a "hungry man".
    Thinking of you,

  5. That is quite a mystery, Brenda. I think Abi has some kind of special powers or something!

  6. I hope your days get better than this one was. It sounds very challenging to watch Abi all the time. Funny story about dear Abi. That silly pup!

  7. Did you have to dry your dog? They do the funniest things. My dog plays with his toys. He squeaks them. I call that making me a concert. He takes them outside and inside. He leaves them for days and then brings them in. He leaves them by the legs of the tables, spaces them equal distances on the sidewalk and on the edge of the furniture and the window. My favorite is when he puts one in my chair where he wants me to sit with him. Are you half way through your dog's recovery? It is interesting that you both have foot and leg problems.

  8. Wow! That is a mystery. Hope you figure it out!

  9. I'm sitting here laughing my head off at that little crackpot Abi - how on earth did she get herself soaked??? I hope she didn't get her incision too wet...perhaps a little peroxide on it wouldn't hurt after that. What a goofball she is!!

  10. I think Abi nudged open the toilet lid with her nose just enough for her to squeeze into the toilet. Then, after splashing around for a bit, she nudged the lid open again, squeezed out, and it closed behind her. She probably needs a bath with your new faucet now! :) Clever little dog.

  11. I know it's not funny but little Abi seems to find herself in trouble all of the time! I hate plumbing issues... just makes me a nervous wreck!

  12. I just read this Brenda, and I'm just laughing away at this mystery. I guess only Abi knows for sure and I'm thinking she's not about to tell you

  13. Brenda, if you're an Amazon Prime member,you need to check out their Pantry service. I live too far out in the country for them to deliver, but sure they do in your area. But I think Amazon has many grocery items, even aside from the Pantry service.

  14. Thanks for the good laugh. What is the saying, truth is stranger than fiction?
    You were so thoughtful to buy pizza for Israel. You are always kind.
    Really like your Christmas present. Am anxious to see pictures.

  15. Did she get into her drinking water? I've been thinking about this all day!

  16. You can order groceries from Walmart.com, free shipping on $50+ orders. It takes only a few days.

  17. What laughs, the great mystery will probably never be solved! I don't think Abi is telling! Pam @ everydayliving.me

  18. That I the funniest thing I have heard in a long time. If she could get in the tub I would guess that there was one last blast of water that drenched her. Is there a shut off valve behind the toilet. I hope you solve the mystery as no of us will sleep. Our little Hank had me laughing like crazy tonight. He snuck through a baby gate and thought he was really tuff stuff. He was running like crazy and sliding. They are just like kids with their energy and mischief. I was wondering about the guy behind you. I bet that pizza tasted good to you both. Hugs

  19. What a fun way to start my morning - like having small children...too funny!!

  20. It may help to tell yourself you get to sit with Abi and just let things wait. I have a pile of papers to organize. I have been working on a filing system and cleaning closets for fifteen years. Now I have one closet and one plastic tub left. My goals is to finish everything by 2016. It will be frightening when the projects are finished. My family says I have a pile of papers by my chair every time they see me. I have learned to put all the trash I sort on my right side so I always set a garbage bag there. Everything for files goes in alphabetical order on the files on the floor. When I finish the task each day I move the files to a shelf. The shelf part keeps from having papers everywhere when people visit.


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