WANTED: DESPERATELY SEEKING A ‘DO-OVER’ !!! Not to be confused with a Make-over! Looking for a remote control thingy that can rewind small increments in time. Will pay big money. Call 1-800-HELP.

I think it’s perfect to put in the Want Ads in my local newspaper at the moment. What do you guys think? 🤓

Can you tell it’s been ‘a morning’ here and all happening before noon?! 🤦‍♀️😩🤯 If I could just hit that rewind button!!! Simple as that.

Seriously….Does any of you out there actually happen to own one of those remote control thingys?😳….I think I could muster up a first born child or an arm and a leg or something or other to pay for it at this point!

No takers yet?…..Oh well, 💁🏼‍♀️ I just had to ask….It was worth a shot, right? I’m just now calmed down long enough to take a coffee break with a warmed up cup of coffee poured hours ago. I haven’t eaten or even taken my meds yet. 😂

I’m sure I’ve gotten your curiosity up by now, so I might as well spill it.

Picture if you will, me stumbling into the kitchen fresh out of bed, (terrible picture I know!😂) pouring a cup of coffee and setting it down. Getting the food out to feed my fur babies on the back porch. I take it out and pour some in 3 different bowls…Yes it seems I have a new addition to the family apparently, a big brother for Chester and Grace….details later on that one.

Anyways, I proceed back into the kitchen to pour water for their bowl. This is where someone should have yelled out a warning at this point, while violently shaking head “NO!!! DON’T DO IT!!! 😱😱😱 Like someone watching a horror movie, trying to warn the actor/actress they’re about to walk straight right into the killer’s lair.

I reach for the faucet handle, the hot side, to rinse the bowl.

All of a sudden, all hades breaks loose!!! 😳😱🤪 I admit, I wasn’t fully awake before this point. I felt a mist of water 💦 spray my face, and then the handle flies straight up into the air!

What erupted from this little fiasco can only be compared to “Old Faithful.” A giant sized geyser shot up to the ceiling all while soaking my face, hair, pjs, counter, floor, cabinets and ceiling above the sink.

Now when I tell you that I am definitely not a plumber, please believe me….. I’m being pelted with water in the face and eyes, spitting water out of mouth, all while trying to put the handle back on…Why I didn’t think to put a water pitcher over this gusher I will never know. Duh 🙄 👱‍♀️ Blonde moment I guess. Hey, it was my first experience in this sort of thing! Give me a little leeway! 😂🤣

I’m groping the cabinet doors under the kitchen sink trying to find a cut-off valve, feeling a little like Helen Keller’s twin or a nut with a bucket full of holes trying to bail water out of a rowboat full of holes!

Sure….laugh at my expense if you will, if you haven’t already!!….I’m giving you permission though. 😂 🤣😂🙊 WHY NOT?!!!!….🤣 I’m laughing at myself, too, at the moment, after it’s all over with! I’m happy to be able to supply the Comedy Act for the Hour.🙄🤡🤣 Renee takes a bow. 🙇‍♀️ Curtain closes on scene of life… 😂

Well anyways, curtain reopens to the “Double Double, Toil and Trouble” moment….I could not find a valve underneath the various and vast amount of cleaning supplies. I looked, I groped, wiped eyes the best I could, groped some more.

I grab my phone and send out an SOS 🆘, dialing my oldest brother for help. Thank the good Lord above he’s retired and living down the road from me! My phone is trying to get a little wet, so I have to move into the living room to make the call. Steam has settled all over the kitchen and living room ceilings at this point!

He tells me to find the cut-off valve, and then gives that up when I tell him I can’t find it and tells me to go turn the water off at the meter outside. I start balling at this point. And my brother says, “I’ll be right there” and hangs the phone up.

I’m all Helter Skelter, Nilly Willy, squalling, running everywhere like a chicken with its head cut off.

I run to the shed, get a wrench, run over to the meter. Realize that I can’t do that. So, I run back to the house. 🏃‍♀️ 🐔 🐓

Somewhere between kicking out of panic mode and going into a half intercession, half pity-party, telling the Lord I wish He would just swoop down and get me out of this ole world, I run back into the house. The kitchen sink is filling with water, the geyser is still washing the ceiling sparkly clean, I might add! And I realize. Renee, you HAVE GOT to find that cut-off valve!!! Get it together girl!

So, I sling the cabinet door open underneath the sink once again with the newfound bravery of a swash buckler defeating a foe! With cleaning supplies slinging left and right, I manage to clear out a few in order to see the valve. There were 3 different ones. I try the one in the middle and it works! The water turns off. I get up and run to call my brother and tell him I finally got the water off. He tells me he’s on the way.

I will spare you the rest of the details. Let’s just say it involves two brothers, a sister, a wet/dry vac, a lot of towels, wiping, mopping and a kitchen chaos scene beyond your wildest imagination or nightmare ….sighs…..

Hey, I think I could host the House of Horrors for your Fall/Halloween party this year. You wouldn’t even have to decorate!!!! Takers anyone?…….ANYONE???….No???…..😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Looking on the bright side, at least I’ve had my morning shower, however unconventional!
Baby takes a bow…
Curtains close…..

THE END!!!!!! 🤡😱😩😭😂🤣🤷🏼‍♀️ Prayers needed…. 🤦‍♀️


  1. Wow…Renee, what an eventful morning, you survived. Sometimes we have to encourage and talk ourselves through. I like how you called out unto the Lord for help. Empowered, you then cleared the distractions and found the shut off valve.
    You survived, penning this wonderful post, written beautifully with some humor. Thanks for sharing. Prayers and hugs to you 🤗🙏🌸
    😇Great to have your family near, team work. 🙏

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    • A very eventful day to say the least, Yonnie! God gave me the grace to make it through somehow. I have to give Him the glory on that one. Neither brother could believe that we didn’t get any more damage than what we got. I told them it was God because all I could do was pray. I hope that everything continues to dry out tonight and will see how the floors fare tomorrow. Thanks for the prayers and hugs! And we have to laugh at times like this to keep from folding under the pressure!

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  2. Okay that is a rough start.. darn where is the rewind button when you want one. Okay I laughed only because as I picturing you I’m seeing you as Lucy . I love Lucy show . Lol think about all the things she got herself into if you watched it. 😂 my laughing comes from the heart I do feel bad you started your day this way.

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  3. Renee, tomorrow will be a better day . . . for sure! I now understand the importance of having a “do-over” button nearby. Funny thing, I am still looking.

    I am thankful you and your kitchen have dried out.

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    • It’s my prayers and optimistic hope that tomorrow will be an absolutely better day than today! I hope you have better luck than I did Richard in finding that ‘do-over’ button. If you do, please share!😂🤣 I sure looked disheveled and a little worse for wear like that poor kitty did in the pic! Or a drowned rat! It was hilarious when I finally looked in the mirror! 😹😹😹

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  4. Bless!! I’m cryyyyying 😭😭😭 I am just picturing it all. I would have prolly been the same tho 🤣

    Last week I woke up to our sump pump flooding downstairs😱😭 Praise God it’s all tile down there and we literally caught right when it happened🙏🏻🙌🏻 Ohhhh the smells you just can’t imagine 🙊😷🤢 💩💩💩 It happened right after my husband went to work, so I had to call and tell him to come back🙈 We were cleaning out the closet for the plumber and my hubby came across a huge stack of blank notepads and says “Honey look at these little jewels I just found. Now I can write my life sucks a million times.” 🤣🤣🤣 Bless Him!💗🙏🏻💑

    Praying for you girl! Thanks for the chuckle. Big hugs💗🤗🙏🏻

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  5. 😂🤣😂🤣I was reading each line of this story a mile-a-minute to see what was going to happen next! Hilariously! 😂 I have to ask…….how long did it take until you finally shut off the water?🐳💦

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    • Debbie, I didn’t even get this comment in my notifications! Found it in the comments in my Reader! 🤦‍♀️ I wonder how many more have slipped through! I hope no one thinks I’m ignoring them!😱 But yes it was definitely a wake-up for me! I don’t recommend trying this for anyone though, I would just try to stick with coffee!! 🤣 It is amazing that I didn’t slip! It really felt like I was in a crazy TV episode or something! That one would have sold out! 😝😜


  6. Wonderful that you can find humour in it! Father, I pray for my sister. Her peace, her joy, her strength; forever found within Your love and grace for Your daughter. I pray You will work it out for good! In Jesus’ name, Amen! God bless!

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