Linda @ Painted Whyte May 6, 2010

I feel so bad.... something has been missing in my life recently.... my blog buddies! 

I've had a crazy week so far starting with one of Kevin's daughters bringing her new puppy over for the weekend - the puppy will be here every weekend that she is.  I will introduce you to Lexie - Lou!  Oh and Jenna and Lexie on the left and Karley and Lexie on the right!  Isn't she the cutest thing you've ever seen?  I nick named her pee pee puppy because she was peeing on the bath mats, laundry on the floor, my area rug and NOT her pee mat.  Jenna is supposed to be responsible for her dog but she is 9.  Is that old enough?  I don't know but i started working on miss pee pee puppy and by Sunday night she used her pee mat!!!!  Very exciting news right?




















Monday i woke up really sick and just couldn't get myself out of bed (way harder than normal) - turned my alarm off and was woken up by Ki-adi (our 3 year old Maine Coon) meowing like crazy, he is normally a total talker and doesn't like it when my alarm keeps going off but on Monday it was crazy howling and he kept bonking on my head and arm with his paw... anyway so i'm like ok ok i'll get up and walk into the hallway and heard raining, like it was pouring bigtime, so in my sick daze i was like, wait a second, it wasn't raining in the bedroom Huh???  So i walk to the kitchen and our two other cats are sitting on the edge of the kitchen watching water pouring like big time pouring out of the cupboard under the kitchen sink, i open the doors and then i was soaked, i freaked out like really freaked out i was soaked from the spray of the water and my pajama bottoms were so heavy from being wet that i had to hold them up - would not have been a good situation if i had to deal with this with my pj's at my ankles. 

So i call Kevin and was screaming into the phone "its a flood we have a flood like a really bad one - its already filled up half the kitchen"  so lol he is trying to calm me down and trying to explain how to turn the water off in the basement.  Ok so first i have to paint you a picture of our basement...the basement is a work in progress so its dirt, drywall dust and some cat litter.  I normally just run down in my bare feet because NORMALLY i am DRY so in my panicked state i didn't think to put shoes on.  I finally with lots of instruction figured how to turn off the water (suggestion: everyone should know where and how to turn off your water) - i'm sure Kevin was frustrated but what the heck, its not even my house!  Hello??? 

So the water is off!!!  I run back upstairs and grab every single towel we own and start sopping up the water, but then i look behind me and all i see is mud!  Aaaaccchhh wet feet + dirt = mud!  Lots of it.  Kevin comes home from work to checks out the situation and it was worse than i thought.  I thought since only half the kitchen was full with water it had only been running for maybe an hour but nope it was longer than that... the house must not be level so it soaked past the pantry, past the bathroom and into the closet of the girls room so now the hardwood in that part of the room is lifting already.  The cabinets in the kitchen are swelling and we are thinking the ceramic tile might lift but were crossing our fingers.  Kevin goes to the basement and it was raining in the basement ... RAINING... oh boy what do you even say when this is happening?  So all the boxes in the crawl space (which is right under the kitchen) are i'm sure ruined - luckily most of everything is in Rubbermaid (suggestion: always store items in Rubbermaid bins) umm well all my stuff is in Rubbermaid bins - apparently Kevin has boxes of comic books that he collected when he was a kid that are worth hundreds of dollars, maybe thousands stored in cardboard boxes.   Ooops! Not going to say i told you so...well to you guys but not to him lol

Ok so Kevin goes back to work and sick Linda is left with the clean up!  Fantastic!!! Have you ever tried to pick up 40 large soaked towels to hang outside to dry?(the sink was already over flowing with sheets we were going to cut into rags but just left them under the sink until we needed them - so those were totally soaked too)   They are heavy, plus don't forget i had strep throat so i did not feel good and then what happens a couple of hours later, it starts pouring outside, just perfect now they were wet again and then yesterday morning i woke up to SNOW.... fantastic!!!  Why do i live in Canada again?  Here are a couple of pictures of our flood.  The pic with the towels is after i already hung up 20 outside.  Do you see all the towels and sheets piled up in the sink? lol





Ok now to some good news.  I have been doing some searching for a client, for a small dresser with specific measurements and style for a while now but haven't had any luck because they are usually gone so fast when they do turn up.  I found her!!  I picked her up today!!!!!!  woo hoo  Here she is...



Isn't she awesome!  I can't wait to start on them but they have to wait a bit because i have my magazine table and file cabinet to finish and since i've been sick all week i haven't worked on them at all.  Next week i pick up 3 bar stool chairs from another client... i might be painting them barnyard red but i have to wait to see what she picks out... they are totally going to be fun to work on since my recent love affair with chairs lol!!!!

One last question for everyone.... has anyone tried Oil of Oregano?  A good friend of mine told me i should take it and i probably would be all better by tomorrow morning so off we went to the health food store for this miracle oil.  You are supposed to put a couple of drops under your tongue and they warned me it would burn and it didn't taste good but i was like if it makes me better tomorrow than its worth it right?  Ummm not sure, it was the nastiest thing i have ever tasted, i think i would prefer Buckley's and i still hours later taste oregano.  All i have to say is that i better be in ship shop shape tomorrow!   If anyone has used this stuff tell me what you think and if it worked.  I will let you guys know if it worked for me.

9 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Linda...my goodness what a morning you had! Hope you are feeling better ! If I lived closer I would make you some chicken soup!

Kristopher K Design said...

Oh my goodness .... your post reminds me of the saying "when it rains it poors" ..... I do hope you are feeling better really soon :) p.s Love the new dresser :)

Razmataz said...

Holy Cow!!! Disaster! WOW!

Oil of oregano won't work for strep, (antibiotics) but is good for the immune system, and is good to take if you feel something like a cold or sore throat coming on. But, NEVER take it in oil form. Putrid, disgusting, horrible! Buy the capsules....much better.

Alaina said...

So sorry to hear about your terrible week. I am glad you were able to find the dresser. As for getting better soon, have you tried gargling in salt water. Hope you feel better soon and have a been weekend.

Danica said...

That sounds like a terrible morning! Sorry you had to go through that. Get some rest and hopefully you'll feel better soon. Hope today is going better for you.

Angie said...

WOW what a horrible way to wake up :( Hope you start feeling better soon!!

petersandco said...

Hi Linda! I hope your flooding situation is under control! I am curious.....did your ceramic tile lift? We are considering new flooring and I was wondering about this very thing - will a flood damage ceramic tile? Comment back here if/when you have a second and thanks!
Patricia

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Hi Patricia - luckily our tile has not lifted - we cranked the heat in the house and ran a bunch of fans to dry everything and the most damage was in the girls room - the hardwood is damaged so we will have to replace it but so far we have lucked out on the rest of the house - still crossing my fingers :) Thanks for your comment!

Nancy :) said...

Linda, Your daughters and the puppy are adorable! I think the markings on that puppy are to die for cute! I'm not sure which one I want to wrap my arms around first your girls or the puppy!!!

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