How long can a girl with a head cold tidy up the house before noticing the kitchen sink is overflowing? Seriously, I'd like to know. I don't even remember turning the taps on, though I do have a vague recollection of thinking dang, I'd better not leave these dishes till morning.
It was definitely long enough to
fill the sink
and spill water in smooth sheets over the side of the counter
and down the cabinet doors
and into the cabinets
and onto the floor
and along the floor to the stove
and down through the seams of the floor to the basement
and out through a ceiling light
and down to the floor there
with enough force to splatter the side of the sofa
which was soaked by the time I noticed.
Solution: Towels, a big Tupperware bowl to catch the drips, and Time. More naps are in order too, yes?