Teenager loses sleep and throws a huge fit.
Septic line bursts and floods under a house for six months.
Burst septic line is discovered during torrential rainfall.
Washing machines can be rerouted through the wall with only minor cutting.
The character doesn't really need a functional toilet in the house.
All the cats get in the shop.
The warmest and bestest cat bed is the dehydrator being used to cure herbs used to treat cat allergies.
The longest haired/shediest cat finds the bestest bed.
It rains even harder....