Has any one ever turned the water on and left it running in a bathroom sink? Well of course you have. But was it such a slow stream of water that it would take some time to cover the small item that needed to be washed? So the water runs and you get distracted on some important issue? I mean have you left the water running long enough to spill over on the floor and soak up the carpet in the bathroom, into the hall and even under the wall into the adjoining bedroom?
Let me tell you it is no fun. Some folks want an electric car, I want an electric alarm so when the sink is full to running over, a bloated fire engine horn bellows a warning. I need to be sure I hear the alarm in time to avoid the disaster that befell me at 4 pm on this otherwise really lovely day of the solstice. Good thing my bladder needed attention or I may have created a cistern in the crawl space under my prefab. Going through the floor really was not an option because the pine flooring is sealed with industrial grade asphalt tile. Soooo the water seeped along the carpet.
Some folks think I can walk on water and if I had just thrown up my hands and left the water there I would have had to walk on water to get to the toilet. As it was I had to walk on water to grab a gazillion towels off the overhead shelf with which to mop it up. Now I have those towels that I used for mops pinned to the clothesline. That’s how one thing leads to another because they had to be washed. You must understand that my bathroom carpet is no way dust-less and sand-free.
Can I use this experience as an example of how to keep my brain in a healthy developing stage? Maybe not but as Walter Cronkite used to say, “That’s the way it was.”