See that hole Tim Allen is peering through? Yeah, that looks to be about the size of the hole that was in my ceiling.
Let me back up.
Right before my Turkey Day party in 2009, I was cleaning up things around my house and generally ready to have a blast! Well, I had done some changes around the house before that requiring a small hole drilled into my basement ceiling to fix a pipe. Well, this day, I find that it was dripping a bit - hmm, can't have that now, can we? So I go up on a step-ladder and do a tiny, tiny, TINY adjustment to a lever to close up the drip.
What happens instead? A deluge of epic baby-raining proportions (an inside joke - this was definitely an outpour!). Oh, frack! A whirlwind of activity ensues - looking for towels, finding the water shutoff valve, trying to fix the leak, having more "oh no!" moments, and finally, succumbing to calling the 24 hour emergency plumbing hotline.
So, after all is said and done, I've got this big hole in my ceiling. Next job? To patch that hole.
My dad's coming out this weekend to see my place for the first time. Admittedly, I'm not much of a toolman, but I'm gonna give my best shot to see if I can at least cover up one glaring problem with the house. I've got the sheetrock, the nails, the 2x4's, and the plaster.... wish me luck!
As an aside.... Go CSUN! We're #1 in the nation in college men's volleyball... just beat top ranked USC. http://www.latimes.com/sports/spw-volleyball-2010feb04,0,6707624.story Rawk!