Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Post Taumatic Stress Disorder, I have it!

I know I have it, I checked it on Google (as any legitimate hypochondriac would!). Here, read it for yourself. I got this information from MedicineNet.com (that sounded legtimate enough for me, LOL!)
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a pattern of behavior that develops after a traumatic event. Traumatic events capable of causing post- traumatic stress disorder include kidnapping, natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, etc). This is the reason that when I went to fill an order and picked up a pattern that was WET, I froze, looked up and felt a chill run down my spine. I ran upstairs, got the phone and called SIX plumbers until I found one that would come "NOW", "Today", "IMMEDIATELY". Not in two hours, not "as soon as we can get someone out there"... no, I would say "I need them now!" "Thank you for your time, I will continue looking". It took twenty minutes of phone time but I found someone who was in my home in twenty minutes and in less than an hour the leak was fixed.
After I scheduled the plumber I got my handy dandy camera and went to document the "disaster". LOOK!
You see that little drop? That is a flood waiting to happen... that is what threw me into total panic mode. It made my skin crawl, my hands go cold and my heart race. That my friends was a pipe no more than ten feet away from THIS:
And that is only a partial view...there is a mirror image on the other side...
I think I dodged the bullet this time; but I know I have PTSD. Wouldn't you? LOL!

9 comments:

Terry said...

OMG...no wonder you have PTSD! After living through something like that! It's a miracle you're even here to tell us about it!! ROFL

Strlady said...

okay laughed my ass off. Too Funny! But... understandable.

Joanna said...

What the heck?!! When are you going to get a break??! This year has sucked so bad for you house-wise, that it can only get better! Lucky thing you happened to be getting that pattern at that very moment. Because I don't want to visit you in a psych ward! Though you know I would ;)

WoolenSails said...

Funny, but not;)
We had a flood once from the sewer line, talk about stress. Had to throw out what couldn't be washed. Now I am always looking at the pipes for any drips, lol.

Debbie

TJessy said...

Good catch! Not sure what would have happened if it turned out to be another disaster... I think Joanna might be on the right track though, and with good reason! I like your determination though! Good job there!

Quilt Hollow said...

Eeeeeeeeegads....I have to say you really were lucky to have caught that before it was much worse. I could just imagine how the phone calls went...and am chuckling to myself.

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

WHOLLLY MOOOLLLY! Thank God you caught it. You know what is good for PTSD? A margarita and a foot rub from the hubbie. =)
melissa

Jen in NY said...

Yes, PTSD for sure! And with good reason! We won't be going through THAT again!

On a side note...the fabrics? YUM! Do you just sit and stare at them sometimes? I would!!

Susan in SC said...

I would have been in a panic too. Thank goodness you found someone to fix the leak or you would truly have been in trouble!