No worries, everyone, the water didn't damage anything, but just caused me great distress as I hate having to deal with water in the basement. We soon had the water sucked up and the fans running to quicken the drying time. The next morning, it was fine and I took the opportunity to go through some of the junk down there, throw out and reorganize. Then today all that reorganizing kinda spilled out into the family room.
I'd been thinking about moving things around - something I do frequently - to create a better space for ironing. I keep my ironing board out all the time as I have to iron dh's shirt in the morning, then I use the board as a landing pad for junk during the day. Does anyone else make more of a mess in order to clean up a mess? That seems to be my way of doing things. So now, at the end of the day, I have the big things placed where I wanted, several garbage bags of stuff picked up and thrown away, and the floor cleaned. There remains several piles of things that need to be gone through and either thrown away or homes found for them.
Groceries needed to be bought today and as I was in the middle of the huge project downstairs, my dh said he'd go for me. Twelve years ago when I was hugely pregnant with twins, he was very proficient at grocery shopping. Well, that was then and he's since forgotten, lol! I gave him a good list, precise and all that, but all he knows about the grocery store these days is where to find the beer, chips, and milk. So he was wandering the store for ages before he finally got home so I could prepare dinner, which was finally ready at 7:30 p.m. Now I will prevail upon my teenage daughter to clean up the kitchen.
I'm going to turn on the TV and stitch for awhile!