Friends, Cat Love, Box, Socks, Lady and CRAP
Last night I met a friend, Nelta
(dark hair) and some of her
other friends for dinner.
I had a trifold bowl I was giving
to her and she had something for me.
You know there used to be a
time that I never would have
left the house with my
hair pulled back and
That was many, many
And I would never have put
a pic of me with no makeup
on the internet.....
oh wait. there was not
I think this little, gray
ball of fur loves
Looks like Lily fits, so
I have the sweetest friends,
even ones I only know via
the internet. I met Beneta
via Clubmom, a internet site
that used to exist, where moms
post pics daily. When Clubmom
shut down, we all moved to FB.
But even with that, I got this
in the mail the other day.
Oh, that was so sweet!
Okay, so the packing got
delayed. Well, it is pretty much
all done but there are those
odds and ends that you just can't
pack. Like long shelves that go
on the wall. Curtain rods, and
paintings. The thought was that
I would take the paintings, TVs and
computers to Ambers.
Here is my lady painting, standing
up i the living room floor
ready to move on.
But why the delay or derailment?
Tuesday afternoon, I went and had
lunch with my oldest brother
and sister in law. They were coming
back to the house and pick up
the bakers rack that was moms that
Ray wanted. I had noticed water
around the garage door when I
left, but we had had some rain
so I thought that spot just had not
When I got home and opened the garage
door, there was a stream of water
coming from the back.....
the hot water heater had a leak!!
WHAT THE HELL!!!
One week from closing...
This cost me 557 bucks. My youngest
brother, who was home sick
came over to remove the old one,
and replace it.
Course, nothing can be easy.
The value at the bottom that
you attach a hose to and drain
the hot water heater, was clogged
with partials, sedment..
That value sits close to the floor,
sticking something in it to
unclog it would have shot 50 gallons
of water everywhere.
We tried, it was too heavy to
get on the two wheeler to
We removed a release value at the
top, and leaned the hot water
heater over, filling buckets, dumping
and repeating till we have it empty
enough to get on the two wheeler
where we took to the drive way and
laid it on its side to drain.
Mark went and got another one
and then installed it.
BUT the damage was
done. Nothing in the basement
or garage was ruined, I had
moved most of that to storage.
But, the downstairs BR is on
the other side of the basement where the
hot water heater is. Water was
all in the BR and it spilled
out to the den.
On the new carpet. The entire
room was floating in water basically.
I went to Lowe's and rented a
carpet cleaner to soak up
that water. I was down there for an
hour and half sucking yesterday.
I have five fans going. The carpet is
still so wet. Not so wet that when
you step on it, water bubbles up but
still wet. I tried sucking up more
water last night but nothing was
going in the unit, so its a matter
of just drying.
Going to try sucking more this
morn and see if I can get
more. I closed the window
last night cause its close to the
ground and I worried about
someone breaking in so I closed
it. But I will open it back up today, and
run fans for the next few days.
I am not a bad person,
why? This year has totally
been like being in hello.
Anyway, finishing my coffee and
off to the den to
Course you can't tell anything happened
in the basement and garage,
all dry cause there is no carpet to
suck it up and hold on to it.
Course Amber asked,
"you think this is granny,
letting you know she
is mad you are selling?"