Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Another Dab of This and That Ramble.....


Oh the joys of home ownership!  Can you detect a note of sarcasm  in that sentence?  Believe me - it is there.
A short version of what happened....
Nothing like stepping on wet/ soggy carpet when you first get up in the morning!   Long story short -  get up, wander down stairs to make coffee, start the day with thoughts of going to the flea market and/or bead show and sale.  Ooops!  Why is the carpet squishy feeling and wet? Opened door to closet where the hot water heater is,  and hit in the face with  water spraying everywhere.  Decent size closet with lots, and lots of things stored - heavy sweaters, coats, gift bags/wrapping, shelf with files of paperwork, vacuum, chargers, etc., etc.  Yep! I suspect you see where I am going with this.  To add insult to injury, when did it happen?!?  Apparently the "fountain of destruction"  started during the night - while I slept.
Little side note: Coffee never got made. :/
I knew it was time to make some changes in the decor around my abode - but THIS was not what I had in mind!  Yep! Five of them.........
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Let's don't forget this character....
Anyone that has had the privilege of "these guests" in their home, knows you do NOT sleep very well, can't hear TV, or the radio, and  hope anyone you talk with on the phone can hear  half of what you say.  Oh - did I mention - you do NOT sleep very well?
 
Oh the joy of wet paper - the soggy mess has to be dealt with.  Have lost count how many large bags have been taken to the garbage already, and keeping an on going list of things I need to request a copy of or can print off on the computer. Waiting for some papers with personal info. on them to dry out so can be shredded. Then the list of items waiting to dry out and see if can be salvaged, throw in garbage or worth filing a loss on insurance. See that stack of files on the counter?  Used to be approx. 2 ins. tall and weigh a fraction of what they weigh now.  After the "fountain of destruction" erupted - over tripled in height and very heavy.  Water soaked paper seems to take on a life of its own.
Actually, these pics look good compared to what it looked like earlier in the day.
I know I have been dragging my feet "decluttering" that closet , but come on now - this is NOT  the kind of incentive I needed.
 Not to mention - a couple of  appts. had to be rescheduled as must be available to deal with plumbers, restoration service, electrician, insurance - and the list goes on.
Well - Fair or not, that is a short summary of what I have been dealing with!!!
Signed:
A very sleep deprived, "drain bamaged" blogger !
Glenda
 

9 comments:

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh no. This happened to my sister once and the water ran into their basement and ruined everything. What a mess. At some point, you may be glad you were forced to get rid of some things...but right now I am sure you are overwhelmed and exhausted. So sorry!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Oh dear...so sorry! Horrible that it happened while you were sleeping. On the bright side...you are getting some decluttering done and will have a chance to get that space organized. :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh no Glenda, I feel your pain, really I do!! What a shock that must have been and the clean up seems never ending. It's a good thing you weren't away for a few days when this happened. Wish I could come help you out.

Terra said...

What an awful soggy mess. I hope all is sorted out and fixed soon. That is NOT the fun way to declutter.

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh no Glenda, I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this. It all takes so long to clean up and go through.

Wishing you dry days ahead.

Leann

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

No one deserves that, Glenda. I'm really sorry you have to experience it. Not sure if you were a follower back then but our entire finished basement flooded (and I mean flooded) a few years ago. It took over a year to have it remodeled and somewhat back to normal. Then our septic backed up into our powder room toilet and the first floor flooded, raining down onto the basement through the newely finished ceiling! So when I say I feel your pain, believe me I do! Just know this, they're only things and it WILL get better! I'm here anytime you want to chat! xoKathleen

Domestic Designer said...

Oh my goodness! So sorry this happened to you. I hope by now that everything is a little better. I know that when things like this happen it is soooo aggravating. Home ownership can be a chore and a pain at times.
DD

Patty Antle said...

So sorry to hear about this. Yes, we went through this last year and it totally disrupts your life for awhile. Hope you can get out to the flea market soon!

Lynn Stevens said...


Oh no Glenda, What a nightmare!!!
hugs Lynn