We had some winter weather out here in Kansas as we normally do, freezing rain type stuff.
Before my wife and I went to bed we heard what sounded like scrapping or shoveling, we saw the neighbors were stuck in their drive way and trying to get the ice off. Normal stuff right?
Well, a few hours later my wife wakes me up “that noise isn’t shoveling….it’s coming from the basement”
I’m thinking the sump pump is jacked or something, maybe the outdoors connection to it was frozen…
I go downstairs and to my surprise there is a nice, steady, trickling fountain of water falling directly on my gear!!
I had no idea what it was coming from, then I oriented myself with where the water/pipe was going…it was the freaking water heater!
Yeah…the “pressure release valve” decided to open, and I had no idea it was there above my gear, which is next to the only outlet in the basement.
It’s safe to say this house was not built with me, or anyone who would use a basement in mind.
So my gear was damaged, tried to dry it out but to no avail. Maschine….dead, my Focusrite interface….bye bye, my Event monitors…nerp. My midi controller almost made it, but it’s not fully functional, I can’t use my octave buttons and one of the keys no longer works.
Safe to say it was stressful…BUT I am thankful because I had a lot of things planned which revolved around that area. I was in the process of getting plans together to build a room right there, among other things.
So now that I know that location is subject to random releases of water heater pressure lol (never happened in all the years we’ve been here) I will relocate to the other side of the basement, away from the water heater/water pipes.
So yeah, I’m working on getting back up and running, good thing is my PC was not a casualty, very thankful for that.
New monitors and interface on the way, new Maschine on the way…still need a new midi controller. If you got one sitting around…you know….lol.
Any company out there that wants one of their controllers to become the controller in SoundsAndGear videos…hit me up! HA
So that’s the story for this week, in case you’re wondering why I’ve been so quiet on the site!
Moral of the story…know where EVERY water pipe and outlet is before setting up your workspace!
I’m still here though, still helping, answering questions, and still doing videos with what I have
***Speacial shout out to my lovely wife! Without her help…I probably would have went insane, she’s awesome! Love you boo!