Friday, March 14, 2014

Slippin' and Slidin'

Well, I missed posting on Thursday. And I have a good reason why. I'm getting ready to tell on myself. So, get a cup of coffee, maybe something to snack on. Get comfy.

Yesterday, things were going pretty good, until I decided to take a shower. Now, most of my showers are pretty boring and routine, as I'm sure a lot of yours are. We live in a house that was built in 1959. Three bedrooms, that are on the small side. A small kitchen and dinning room, living room, and the attached garage was made into a family room with a fireplace.

There is a full bathroom and there is a partial bathroom in our bedroom. Now, the full bathroom is small. The toilet and sink are on one wall. When sitting on the throne, you can reach across the room to get to the toilet paper roll. There is a tub/shower on the opposite wall, and it is pretty small.

Anyway, as I was taking my shower, I was washing my hair and had my back towards the shower head. As I turned to stick my head under the showerhead, there was this loud POP! BANG ! The darn shower head hit me right between the eyes.

Of course, I stepped back, cussing, with shampoo in my eyes, and this flood of water beating me to death. As I stepped back, with the tub being slippery, I slid backwards. My butt hit the back portion of the tub that just happened to be at the right angle. My feet went out from under me, and I slid, with my feet now in the air, onto my back and then kinda on my shoulders, with my butt in the air.

I almost did a backward somersault! I was really worried that I might get the water spigot up my you know what. But I stopped short of that happening. I managed to get the water shut off, and managed to get to my feet. I still had soap in my eyes. So I turned the water back on. I never knew we had such good water pressure. It blasted me right in the chest. (I think it bruised one of my nipples.) I got all the shampoo out of my hair and got out of the tub.

Now, just to ease a few people's minds out there. I didn't get hurt when I fell. It kind of reminded me of when I was a kid in the tub and I would slide in the tub on my butt. The shower head I thought for sure would have left a knot and the impression on my forehead of the little holes on the shower head, kinda like a waffle.

After getting dried off, I took that shower head and threw that SOB just as far as I could in the backyard. Nugget must have thought I had thrown a ball or something. He chased after it, but didn't bring it back to the house.

I went to Home Depot and got the things I needed to fix the shower. Picked up the shower head from the back yard. Put everything back together. Now, we will see how Kathi does in the morning with her shower. 


  1. Now I can laugh. Sorry. At first I though, 'Oh, no he's broken his hip or ankle...'

    I hate plumbing....

    1. Stephen, I think if I'd had a video camera on at that time. I could of won a award for gracefulness. LOL! The only thing that hurts right now, besides my nipple, is my pride. LOL!

      The fix on the plumbing side, was not to bad. Thanks for stopping by my friend.

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    1. Laurel Nguyen, Thanks for stopping by. I'm OK, just a bit embarrassed. But, it is kind of funny. LOL!


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