Thursday, September 13

Better Days

I have certainly had better days. In fact, I have had better months.

Much of my blog posts (and my next giveaway) have been delayed because I've been playing catch up. Here's the lowdown:
It began here: Vandals stole copper piping to the irrigation system outside our basement window (we live in a townhome complex) resulting a mini geyser that erupted for hours. It was about 5:30 in the morning, when I was kept hearing water running... struggling to NOT wake up that early, I poked the husband and said, "Is it raining? I hear water running..."
"hmmm? It's just the waterfall."
"Babe, no, wake up. I hear water running!"
The husband bounces up, runs to the basement, and drops the F-bomb. The geyser from the irrigation system filled our basement floor with about 2 inches of water across the span. Oy vey. Needless to say, I spent several days on the phone with the restoration company, the HOA Management company, my landlord, and all the neighbors who wanted to the scoop, on top of cleaning and trying to put things back together. The damage was minimal to physical things, but not to my mental outlook - I had paranoid delusions of the vandals coming back and doing the same thing for several nights, causing me to wake with a start at 2am.The vandalism also resulted in our water being turned off for 14 hours, so I took myself out to lunch at Red Robin's so I could use the bathroom. :)

The day after the Great Basement Flood of 2012, my husband came down with a nasty cold that made him pretty useless. Still loveable, but useless.

The day after husband got sick, the A/C stopped working. It was 98 degrees outside for 3 days. On a holiday weekend (Labor Day). Cue 2 more days of phone calls to landlord and A/C company.

Shortly after, my computer crashed and had to be formatted. I an entire day making sure everything was backed up before taking it to my fabulous computer guy, Matthew over at Average Joe Computer Services, to receive the dreaded treatment. I then spent two entire days re-installing all of my software and restoring all of my data and documents.

The moral of the story? To forgive someone who seems slow on the uptake. There is a good reason for it.

The good news? I am FINALLY caught up as of today (on emails, work, pattern writing, everything!)! Tune back in on Monday for a wonderful giveaway.


  1. What a saga! That means the coming month will be better, right? Can only go up from here. I'm sure of it.

  2. Wow, bless your heart, what an ordeal!

    Ok, you've had your share of crap for the year...nothing but smooth sailing from now on. :)

  3. @Miriam and Stitchy, Thank you for the sympathy. :) I should be good to go for the rest of the year, huh!?

    1. I think you are good for at least one year...maybe even two. :)