Driving home from doing Flat inspections up in the Central Coast Area we received a call about some Elders Flat on the 27th floor in downtown Sydney that had flooded. Apparently one of the Elders had turned the kitchen sink on full force, then forgot about it, and left for the day to do proselyting. When the Elders returned that evening they came in to carpet covered in water. As I was listening to the Senior Companion explain what his Junior Companion had done, I started wondering why the drain hadn't drained out the water. Then my mother's intuition kicked in. Ahhhh, a sink full of dirty dishes would keep the sink from draining properly. Now I don't know that is esactly what happened for a fact, but I am pretty sure something like that happened.
Without going into all the details about how NO other missionaries were available to help mop up excess water or get fans and heaters to help dry up the mess....let me just say that my GOOD HEARTED husband, after a long day of doing flat inspections drove downtown into a mass of people visiting the yearly event of "VIVID LIGHT SHOW" (see earlier June Entry) and drove into massive traffic to take equipment to expedite the clean up. Getting home close to midnight.
I have not heard if there was leaking on lower floors, or what other damage was done to the Elders Flat. But here is the lesson to be learned. Don't leave dirty dishes in your sink and Definitely don't leave your faucet on all day while out doing other things.
This is just another adventure in the mission field. Yeah!
This is a picture of a church on the grounds of The Kings School. A Private School just a couple miles up the road from us. The campus is beautiful and I am not a very good photographer. This building was built in the late 1800's