ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our seventh round-some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "Y".
YIPES: an exclamation of pain, alarm, dismay.
This piece of pipe is not very big. Maybe about 4". That hole that you see? Maybe about 1/2". This one little thing has caused us a lot of trouble today (that will last for weeks to come). We have a home office/studio on our property. It is our life blood. When Mark opened the door to it this morning, water came rushing out. There was 6 inches or more of water on the first floor. The second floor was flooded too (and also where the water was coming from).
This is the first floor (standing in the entry way). Everything will have to come out of the building while repairs and restoration begin. It has been the freezing temperatures that froze the pipe and then caused it to burst. Hard to imagine so much water coming out of such a small hole causing so much damage.
I thought about not posting anything at all for the ABC meme this week, but I needed to latch on to some sense of normalcy by keeping to a small part of my routine. And, I know that people in Queensland are going through far worse than this. And people back east have had weeks of freezing temperatures and horrendous snowstorms leaving deep piles of snow. And, California is pretty darned soggy and cold. I know that it could be worse than it is. And, I'm glad that it isn't.
But, I think that "yipes", even though it may seem like an understatement, is an appropriate choice for today.