Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Russian Steam Bath


Our Office kitchen looks innocent enough, with the little steam-heat radiator under the window. Yesterday, however, we arrived to find a window blown wide open and 18 degree f. outside temperatures were inside. We closed the window and turned on the oven to begin warming the icy room.

In less than an hour, someone found the kitchen floor FLOODING furiously. The tidy little radiator was spewing hot water with the force of a strong garden house. It was impossible to get at the leak so we organized a sloppy sort of bucket brigade. Lots of mopping, raised voices, and frantic emptying of heavy basins. (Nothing like the buttoned up look in the previous post!) The whole room was a steam bath!

Two men from Public Works arrived, couldn't turn it off, and left. Before long, the entire building had the hot water shut off and the flooding finally stopped. Our PW men returned with a new radiator, attached it, the water came back on, we dried out everything, and we're back to business as usual.

6 comments:

dixiewhitehead said...

Oh my goodness! What a story! Nothing like a little drama to keep things flowing, huh? :)

Mimi said...

Oh my gosh! More and more wierd things happening. Your kitchen looks awesome!

Mom in Mendon said...

Hi, Girls.

Maude, We're always glad to hear from you! How was Halloween?

R-Eight said...

great story! Glad everything is okay now.

Dena said...

nothing like a little excitement.

Eric said...

Good ol trusty RUSSIAN enginering, gotta love it!!!

Eric