Open To Interpretation

22 May 2013

It's time for another round of Open To Interpretation! This week was Kayla's pick ...


And here's my interpretation ...



This is one of those posts (and there are MANY in the archives) that I'll regret in a few hours ... I can feel it. 

These pictures were taking yesterday BC - before crisis. I'm typing this as I'm on hold with the "emergency" home warranty line. We have a serious water heater burst pipe/basement ruining situation going on right this second but apparently the situation is not serious enough as my expected wait time (on the emergency line) is between 10-15 minutes. Simon is in surgery after surgery after surgery today so I figured out how to shut off the water right after I noticed my bare foot was tracking blood all over the house due to a shard of glass from the 80 year old shattered bathroom doorknob that fell on the floor but not before I rationed any water to make a bottle or 14 for Theo. Let's hope he takes kindly to the, "your call is important to us" automated purr of a lie that I've heard 34 times in a row in the past 13 minutes.

Our initial unhelpful conversation went something like this:

Grace: (freaking) there is water everywhere flood insanity life ruining need help stat maybe I should've called 9-1-1????
Customer Service Rep: Okay what I'm hearing is that maybe I should try to mark this down as maybe potentially urgent
Grace: (freakinger) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And now I'm off to spend some quality time with a wet vac and hope that the "emergency" response time of "within a 24 hour period" is a generous joke of an estimation because there are only so many curses in the book. Thanks for putting up with me -- you readers are the absolute best, always.


For less crazy frantic posts head on over to see Erica and Kayla ...



OTI Erica Grace Kayla

26 comments:

  1. OMG-maybe nautical wasnt the best theme for this week?

    too soon? sorry. crises abound this week apparently...

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  2. OK - #1 totally feel you on the plumbing crisis. Just had to have the pipes snaked so that the icky sewage would stop backing up into the bathtub. Oh that was so fun. Apparently there was a clog...now there isn't. Praise the Lord.

    #2 - you will be OK. It doesn't feel that way right now, but you will. Just keep calm and mother on. The plumber/water heater repair guy will be there soon. I pray...very soon.

    #3 - totally LOVE the outfit more than the original actually. You look fab my friend. Absolutely fab.

    Carry on warrior Mama...plumbing crisis and all.

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  3. noooo! if it helps, if i were in that situation, i'm not sure i'd ever be able to figure out how to turn the water off, so props on that. and if my husband was unavailable, i'd be losing my sh*t, in the fetal position crying, while my 3 year old did God knows what. so you are a much stronger woman than i am.

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  4. A sudden discharge of water should be covered under your homeowners insurance. Call a clean up company (ServPro is one that I believe is nationwide) and they can do the clean up for you. Call your homeowners insurance agent, ask what your deductible is and ask them what water removal companies they recommend.
    Hope this helps.
    heather (licensed insurance agent *wink*)

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  5. Those glass doorknobs look awesome but they're the worst for injuries, aren't they? I cut my finger really badly when one of ours fell off in the duplex we were renting. I'm thankful our house now has pretty and old but not-glass ones.

    You can do this!

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  6. LOVE...I have been wanting some slouchy shorts, and now I have to go run and get some. You look fab!

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  7. I have leg envy now. And after three kids? Geez, lady.

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  8. Love your interpretation!
    Hope the emergency line is very soon providing some actual service!

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  9. WHAT with the water?? And you were totally answering my dumb texts all morning?? In the future you have all my permission to tell me to go away.

    Aaaaand can we talk about your LEGS? When you sent me that picture yesterday I was like, "....Grace will always be better than I am."

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  10. I'm with Kayla on your legs - so long and lean! Oh man, I have seriously leg envy with my large stumps. And a long-sleeved tee with shorts is one of my favorite looks, which you totally rock.

    As for the water issue, holy crap! Here's to hoping that those people come fix it soon!

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  11. Saturday before marriage (AKA my bachelorette party day), pipes under the sink fall apart as I am trying to tighten them. Fiancee quickly grabs hose and guides the water outside as the females arrive. I find the shut off, he waits for plumbers as I head out for nature hike. Return from nature hike and take a nice long shower before heading out on the town as fiancee continues to clean the massive amounts of water up. Return from batching it up. Take another shower. It is determined on Monday that the hot water heater has broken after my two hot showers but before guests can shower. My bad. Fiancee takes emergency day off from work as what should have been 1.5 hr job turns into an 8 hr marathon due to the unique plumbing features of the 1950s era house (and some incidental gas line repairs for outdated and dangerous shut off switches). Marry the fiancee. Return home with husband to discover that the basement, which never before leaked, sprung a leak while away for a week.

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  12. Nautical theme? As in the water in your house... oh that bites I'm so sorry. My basement flooded out once; I stepped into two inches of water and we had just moved in. Wet boxes everywhere. Outfit, precious, you shouldn't regret it later.

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  13. Oh my goodness! I'm sorry about your most certainly not probably you have three little kids to take care of this is a big deal emergency.

    When I was 14, I called my mom to tell her good and bad news. Bad news: the roof was leaking. Good news: I fixed it. She came home to find that I had duct-taped towels to the ceiling (which were beginning to fall down due to the water weight) and placed a few pyrex pans to catch any excess water.

    If 14-year-old me could fix a roof, I have total confidence that a capable woman like you will succeed with this emergency. If not, well, at least you are super pretty.

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  14. Plumbing problems are the worst. I live in fear of the stray water spot, water leak, etc. In the past few weeks I've had a broken dishwasher that was oozing (unbeknownst to us!) water under the sub floor in our kitchen. Two plumbing calls later.... Then my husband hung something on the garage wall and, after using a stud finder, nailed it into the stud. That was not a stud, but a water pipe in the wall where no water pipe should be. 3rd plumbing call. It's bad when the plumber is on speed dial..... Hang in there - this too shall pass.

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  15. Dang gurl, I wish I had legs even REMOTELY like that. Mine look like 150 year old tree trunks in shorts. Blargh.

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  16. OMG, you totally put the minor AC leak (towels solved it) I found in the basement this morning to shame. Not that I don't want to complain about how I called three repair companies before I could find one that could come today (our home warranty from the inspection ends today), and then the repairman came while I was sorting paint in the garage and did not think that the fact that the front door was wide open was a sign that the family was home and maybe he could walk twenty feet to find me. Instead he left and we still can't turn on the AC, and it is SO HOT I am melting. Also, I have a matching bruise to yours. Nice.

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  17. Oh this sounds awful! If you need help, I can offer babysitting or my home to escape the yuck! Just shoot me an email!

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  18. Eeeek.... I'm sorry!!! :X

    (but for real i love this outfit)

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  19. I'm sorry about the Home Emergency..you should have put Julia on the line with them..oh the conversation that could have been ha! But You. Look. Fabulous.! Love...everything!

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  20. Keep me posted on the basement crisis. Love the entire outfit-especially the necklace. You look amazing!!

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  21. hands down, my absolute favorite OTI ever!!! can we just talk about those legs for a second or 10? modest is definitely hottest (is my 'i was born and raised in a church' showing?) and you rocked this. wear it every day. i've tried and tried but can't think of a single reason you would ever regret that!
    and i'm sorry about the water. go with the flow (ha, sorry, totally did NOT mean to make a pun) and take the campers for a swim. we had plumbing issues here, too. except ours were in the form of internal plumbing and our puppy peeing all over the couch even though i took him outside 8,493 times, and ryder peeing in the bath.. 3 times.. so i had to wash him. 3 times. sigh.
    hang in there <3

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  22. Oh my that does sound absolutely awful and like a huge emergency! At least I know I would consider it one if it was happening in my home.

    Hope you get some assistance soon!!

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  23. Ahhhhhh! Yikes! I hope it all gets solved soon!
    But you look amazing! Fav interpretation!

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  24. You look so pretty! I love how you interpreted that outfit. And hopefully everything got fixed. That's scary!

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  25. Grace, you look super cute, as always! Haven't read the rest of the post, but I am sure it will keep me entertained for the rest of the day :).

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  26. SO sorry for the water crises :( You do look fantastic though ;)

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