Wednesday, April 12, 2006

It Happened Again

Yes, water once again in the storage and laundry rooms. This time the irrigation line broke and water made its way to the surface, became a fountain and ran down the side of the house, filling the window well. And this time we're even damp in the family room which is located at the low end of the slope. Lots more water this time, but the drain in the laundry caught some of it. Twice in one week is a little more than I could take, so I promptly called DH and spread the joy of it all! Then I got busy with the vacuum. Oh well. We were going to redo the lines this spring - why couldn't the line hold out for a few more weeks!!

No damage was done to the house or contents. Only my afternoon and my spirits were damaged. So I spent the evening catching completely up on my stitching blogs, at least temporarily, and then put a couple of hours in on "P". Hurray! I hadn't stitched much for over a week and I felt I definitely deserved and needed that time in my stitching chair.

Tomorrow my oldest daughter and her family will be having dinner with us and celebrating DS Geoff's 21st birthday, which was Monday. He already had his big trip to Tokyo, so I figure he's been celebrating for quite awhile now! This morning he had a job interview and was hired right away for his first real 8-hr/day job. He's been working for a couple of years in IT at the community college while taking classes, but now he'll be getting a taste of real adult life. The plan is that he'll work and this fall continue taking night classes at WSU-Tri-Cities (a branch campus of Wash. St. Univ.) to finish his degree.

I'll leave you with a couple of my favorite photos that DH took in Tokyo. They visited at the perfect time for the cherry blossoms.
Edited to add: Blogger seems to be having some problems with pics again, so right now we have these tiny things. Maybe later I'll be able to fix them, or they'll fix themselves!


20 comments:

Dianne said...

Ah Von,
Sorry to hear about the water problems. Glad you had no damage.
I'm crossing fingers for next week when they start messing in my house.

Lili said...

So sorry to read about that second flood, dear Von! Stitching in such troubles really makes things more bearable, soothes the mind...
Take care!

Lili said...

PS: I forgot to congratulate your son for his first job! This is a great start! You must be very proud of him!
Hugs!

ria said...

Sorry to hear of your water problems...hopefully it will get resolved quickly! Happy 21st to your son and congrats on his new job!

StitchCat said...

Oh Von, Its seems you have water problems of a different nature to me...at least yours can be fixed :)

Mylene said...

Hello Von, sorry to hear about the water problem, hope it'll be fix real soon. Happy 21st birthday to ds, as well as congrats for his new job. Take care & best wishes.

Wendy said...

Hi Von~ Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you made. I had been having a really crummy day and reading your comments gave me such a lift! They were much appreciated.

Sorry to read about your flooding! I hope this is the last time and you can get the problem fixed up.

Amazing pics from Tokyo - I can almost smell the cherry blossoms!

Annemarie said...

Hey Von, hope the water's gone by now! I looved catching up on your blog. Great stash, by the way! And I love those pictures from Tokyo. Is your son done celebrating now?

Lelia said...

Von, sorry to hear of the water issue. What a bummer. Sounds like you have been doing a lot of cleaning & pitching .... I'm sure you will enjoy the 21st BD party!

Nice photos of Tokyo

Chiara said...

Hi Von i'm sorry for your water trouble! Tokio's photos are wonderful!!!
Hppy Easter to you and your family!!!
cheers

Cathy said...

Bummer about the new water problems - the joys of being a homeowner, huh?

We are finally enjoying some beautiful spring weather here in the Midwest - everything is greening up nicely.

Have a wwonderful weekend and a very Happy Easter!

AnneS said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear about the latest flooding incident! What a nightmare for you!! But on a happy note, congrats to DS on his first 'real' job :) Also, love the piccies of the cherry blossoms in Japan - wow! :D

Elly L. said...

Sorry to hear about your water problems! That's a real drag - makes you just want to run and hide!

junesctung said...

Sorry to hear about your water problem again, Von. When it rains, it pours.

Give Geoff my belated happy birthday wishes, will you.

Kath said...

oh no TWO lots of flooding Von, that is just too much. Hope your spirits have recouperated after some stitching. Loved the Tokyo pics too. Have a lovely dinner with your family and Happy Birthday to your GS.

Carol said...

Yikes! Not again!! Oh gosh!! Seems you have a good attitude about the water though ... that sure helps :-)

Nancy in IL said...

Von, I know just how it is with the water. Only ours was always disastrous. It's so disheartening! Water is such a powerful force. I once wrote a short story recalling our first basement flood, and so many got such a kick out of it. I really should find it and write it in my blog, along with pix.

On the lighter side, the lovely Tokyo pix with the cherry blossoms in full bloom is a beautiful sight!

Lana said...

Hi Von! sorry to hear that you had water loggage again! Not fun! I am glad you were able to sit and enjoy some stitching for a bit though. Oh guess what? This afternoon, after I posted a photo of Nov. Quilt, my husband spilled coffee on it! I am really hoping it comes out!
Hope you have a great week!
~Lana~

Rachael said...

Sorry about your water problems- sounds nasty. I hope you are feeling a little better and were able to enjoy your Easter. Lovely to spend the day with DH and kiddies-isn't it :-)

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Oh Von, that doesn't sound so good! Sorry to hear about your water woes.