For those of you that are new around here - my company has a very generous holiday schedule, which gives us the Friday before Labor Day AND Labor Day Monday off - which means a four day weekend. Yay! But since I've used very little vacation (thanks COVID!) I have taken the rest of next week off, as well.
So as my work day wound down, I found myself in the kitchen looking to start the dishwasher (coincidentally, I've read TWO posts this evening about dishwashers...what are the odds?) and reached under the sink to grab a dishwasher pod and noticed...something.
I told myself I'd worry about it later, that most likely one bottle or another was leaking.
Dear reader, it was NOT a random bottle of cleanser that was leaking. No, instead it was one of the pipes that was leaking and that underneath all the random crap that resides under the sink was a moldy, watery mess.
I gathered up all the rags in the house and proceeded to mop up the mess, then bleached EVERYTHING. Twice. Put a bowl under the suspect pipe and waited for The Husband to come home, while I contemplated whether or not it would be easier to just move.
As you might imagine, The Husband was not pleased to walk into this scenario and is currently at Tractor Supply praying that he can find something to cap off the one drain until we can get a plumber out here. If he is successful in this mission, or so he says, we can at least use the other half of the sink (I have my doubts).
In the meantime, copious amounts of bleach has been poured and pipe bits are soaking in it.
What is shocking to me, is how this hasn't come to our attention before now. Am also now understanding why our allergies have been in overdrive lately.
Luckily, it seems, the leak hasn't been a gusher as none of the wood feels spongy or rotten. Small blessings, I suppose.
But still...what a way to kick off a vacation. Now I need to shower because...ICK!