Pages from the Sequel: The Bathroom Leak

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As anyone who's ever read a love story knows, the wedding is usually the last chapter of the book. But in a real love story, there's so much more to be told. So much happens in the happily ever after. And that’s what the sequel is for: to tell the story of two people as husband and wife as they live and grow together. So here are pages from our sequel.


Plink. Plink. Plink.

I opened my eyes and rolled over. Soft morning light poured through our curtains, but our alarm hadn’t gone off yet. I had a few more minutes to sleep before getting up and getting ready for church. But as I shut my eyes again, I realized that the soft ‘plink’ of water I heard wasn’t coming from outside our window. No, this was louder and more isolated. I groaned and pulled myself out of bed. It was the bathroom.

I hadn’t even reached the bathroom doorway when I saw the puddle. Starting from the bottom of the old wooden vanity, the water spread across the peel-and-stick tile floor and onto the carpet in our bedroom.

“Ryan,” I groaned. “We have a leak.”

We had only been in our little yellow house about two months and had attacked the downstairs projects with a vengeance. We hadn’t planned to work on either of the equally ugly upstairs bathrooms for a while, because we didn’t have the money for new tile, lighting, and sinks. But the damage had been done. After the peel-and-stick flooring started curling up and the water damage made the inside of the vanity a soggy mess, we didn’t have much choice but to demo the room and let it sit that way until we were ready to work on it again.


See the finished bathroom reveal.

Pages from the Sequel:
Return from Jamaica
The Little Blue House
The Ugly Yellow House
The Flea Episode
The Bathroom Leak
The Dinner Disaster
Baby on Board
The Story of Lucy
The Vanishing Bread
Midnight Dance with Darcy
Nighttime Feedings
Our David & Goliath Moment
Beach Day