I don't know if I mentioned it here before or not but we had a flood in our partial basement sometime this spring. I found it about 5 weeks ago I guess.
I would not do anything about it while our granddaughter was here due to the molds that were down there. I did not want to risk her health.
The last two weekends we/I have worked long, hard hours on that mess and we're still not done.
I wanted to finish yesterday (our last "weekend" day off) but my husband really wanted some time outside of the mess cleanup to just be together.
9 days ago my cat came up missing...along with 4 others from our street within houses of each other. Yes, we suspect foul play and have an investigation going on. I miss her a lot and miss having a cat in the house.
My husband suggested that we go to a nearby town yesterday just to get away, and I decided it was a good time to get some baby kitten supplies as I have decided that I would like to get a tiny, baby kitten. I love needy kittens and this would give me some joy in spite of missing my cat, whom I've loved for nearly 8 years.
But before we even got to the store to buy the kitten supplies, we stopped at a local car dealership to check the "key" we got in the mail to see if we won some great prize. We won a Lottery ticket but have not scratched it yet to see it's revelation of great things (LOL)
We have been planning on buying a new car and I had one all picked out...I thought!
I was determined to replace my '99 Subaru Outback with a 2013 Subaru Outback...in blue. But there was one other car that has caught my eye more than once. A Ford Edge. Oh gosh, I am a diehard Subaru lover so I had my feet planted firmly in the ground, but upon comparing these two cars. the Ford goes just a tiny bit stretch further in cargo room and passenger/driver comfort. They are both EXCEPTIONAL cars...one can't go wrong with either, that is for sure but this time, I ended up selecting the Ford and it is now here at home with us.
So what does all this mean in regards to my blog?? It means that I still have a mess to finish cleaning up since I did not get it done yesterday as I was car and kitty supply shopping so today, I am going to do a few "business" things, such as blog, put up some mohair for sale and finish cleaning the nursery which I started last week, then I will spend the rest of the day finishing the gigantic project and mark that OFF the To-Do list...with GREAT joy!
Want a glimpse of that disaster in the basement??
Before you see, please know that this is not the condition that the basement was left in the last time I was down there (in the very early spring). The last time I was down there, I was sorting through things, eliminating some things and had everything categorized into piles/stacks. There was plenty of floor space to move around the last time I was down there. Oh gosh...this is what I found! (Oh, did I mention that upon inspection and the measurement of the water line mark, there was THIRTEEN INCHES of water in that room!)
Now that you are over the shock of that....
I have decided that the trip to Puyallup just won't be financially feasible this time so I have canceled the plans to be there with the Create a Baby stand.
The long drive up would be FUN in my new car but,
I think I'll stay home and play with my new baby kitten instead :)