Operation went well! Still haven't been to work since though.7 week in a brace. Been very painful recovery. My mom and my wife have been life savers!
The reason for the smell and the sound of the pipe dripping is that one of the pipes in the wall had snapped which caused a leak into the basement. The snap was caused by force on the drain, but who knows. That was the noise you were hearing in the night that you mention and also the smell as the ceiling had come in. The reason you could hear it so well is because it was right below your bed room. As soon as I went downstairs I saw it. Good news is I got everything fixed now :), so next time if you stay again (which I am hoping, as I really enjoyed having you and Jim) you should not experience an issue like that. Everything is now running beautiful, as it has been fully fixed. I also put brand new piping throughout the walls, very strong piping. Have a great weekend and keep in touch. Oh and thanks again for those great glasses my wife loves them (tic tac to ones) :)