When I woke up last Friday, the last thing I had expected to find was a giant water stain seeping through the ceiling above my bed. Honestly, I thought I was seeing things at first. But then I started to hope that the round shape on my very white ceiling was merely a shadow from the early day sunshine streaming in. Then, however, the shadow continued to grow in circumference. So I jumped up out of bed and turned on the light. I knew it was just what I had been fearing. A large pipe in the upstairs lavatory had apparently burst, so now the plumbing issue was making itself known in the bright white plaster of my ceiling. I scurried up the stairs, surprised to find that the carpet in the hallway outside the lavatory was squishy and wet beneath my feet. This could not be a good sign! Then I opened the lavatory door and there was water an inch deep all over the floor. And it’s not only that, but also there was water slowly seeping from under the lid of the toilet and subsequently running down onto the tile floor. I just froze. I didn’t even know what to think or do first. I mean, should I check the toilet? Or go and turn off the water main? Perhaps I should check the pipes and then begin to sop up the water? Or start by throwing down towels? I truly started to panic. Eventually I grabbed ahold of myself and decided to run back downstairs to get my phone. Then I called our local plumbing corporation, literally begging them to send someone to my home quickly. I told them, too, that I was willing to pay top dollar for these emergency plumbing repairs. Just as long as they could stop this leak! They reached my home in fifteen minutes and had the problem fixed ten minutes later. I’ve seriously never been so thrilled to see a professional plumber in my entire life!