Grandma Barb’s This and That

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Good news...bad news and a blog break

I found this picture today from 1957 while going through an old suitcase of old photos.  The reason why I was going through them is because I was trying to save them as they were  in my basement that looked almost this bad this morning.  We had 4 inches of rain yesterday and I found 4 inches in my basement this morning.



I called the plumber and he came right away.  He had to pump the water out as the drain was plugged and then he cleaned out the drain.  It took about 4 hours.  The good news is that it did not get high enough to affect my new water heater I put in last month, nor the furnace.  The bad news is I am going to have to throw out a lot of stuff.  The good news is I have been wanting to get my basement cleaned out so now I will have to do it.  The bad news is I will have to take a blogging break for awhile until I get the mess cleaned up.  The good news is maybe now I can get my basement organized to use as a craft/work room.


I'll be checking your blogs and perhaps leave a comment as time permits.

Have a good week.  I know mine will be busy.


Barb

31 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

at least you kept a sense of humor about it! but sorry for the trouble!

Mari said...

Yes - good and bad~! We had this happen a few years ago and it does get things cleaned out, but not a fun way to do it. :)
Hope you are back soon!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so sorry, wow 4 inches of rain, that is a lot and then in your basement too. Hopefully you won't lose too much. Hugs, Marty

My Little Home and Garden said...

Oh, Barb. I'm so sorry this happened. You certainly are looking for the silver lining in this cloud! Good luck with the clean-up.
-Karen

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Yikes, so sorry about the mess... we'll be here when you get back... take your time & be careful, don't overdo it

Sall's Country Life said...

Gulp! So sorry for your mess! Good thinking, saving the old photos! Insurance is for replaceable things like furnaces and water heaters, but those old photos are priceless!! Good luck with the clean up, just remember the goal of a clean basement and new craft room!

artbywendy said...

That does not sound like fun! good luck with the cleanup!

Annmarie Pipa said...

stinks!!! we had TWO floods 1 month before my daughters wedding last yr , my other daughters college graduation and my sons high school graduation. it is now just a blur....we redid our whole basement and put in drains. good luck..and hang in there.

Lavender Cottage said...

Sorry to hear of your flooding Barb but I do hope you end up with a nice craft room when everything is organized again.
Judith

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

So sorry about the flooding and all the work you have ahead of you. Take it slow and don't worry about blogland, we'll be here when you get back! Take care!

Zoey said...

Oh, Barb, what an awful thing to go through! Maybe it will be worth it if you get your craft room in the end.

Gail said...

OMGoodness Barb, I'm sorry to hear that your basement flooded. That is a lot of rain! Good luck with the clean-up.

outjunking said...

I have a basement and sometimes this too happens to us. I hate this for you but like you said sometimes these things get us into action.

Sherry said...

Barb, I'm so sorry about your basement being flooded. I hope everything works out in your favor!

heyBJK said...

Sorry to hear that, Barb! I hope you didn't lose anything sentimental. What a hassle. Glad the water heater and furnace were unaffected!

Kerin said...

Oh dear Barb...
No fun..
Like your 'lemonade' attitude about it all.

Hang in there.. and I hope this week improves :)

Warm wishes...
Kerin

Amy Burzese said...

Oh, no! So sorry about that. That must be a mess. We came home to the upstairs air/heat unit leaking through a light fixture on the main floor. Thankfully, they came early this morning and got it fixed. Minor problem compared to yours.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I'm SO SORRY to hear this, Barb.
What a wonderful outlook you have, though...
I must tell you the pictures of your gorgeous iris's are just beautiful!
I hope this "flood" was a blessing in disguise and you'll have an amazing "craft room" to replace it with. I can already see the stacks of gorgeous note cards and such... :) :)
Keep your chin up and I hope you don't have too much work ahead of you.
xoxo

Tammy said...

haha....that's a lot of good and bad :) Sorry about the water damage. Sure hope you were able to save any precious momentos...like your photo :) It reminds me of my childhood and the flood of '72(was it Agnes??)

Olive Cooper said...

That is awful Barb. Do take care while working there.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Oh, Barb, I'm so sorry. A basement leak is the worst. I feel your pain. We hadn't lived in our home 60 days when the sewer burst and flooded our basement. We were storing everything down there b/c we weren't done painting upstairs yet and it ruined almost everything. They pumped the water out our window b/c we didn't have a sump pump. I hope your insurance kicks in for you here. Good luck and keep up posted on the ordeal. Even bad news is lightened when shared. Regards, Andrea

Maria Elena said...

I am so sorry this happened to you! We have severe storms coming tomorrow and they are talking about 3 to 5 inches of rain, so I am a little worried. Take care of yourself and let us know how you are doing. Big hug. Maria

Liz said...

It's great you can see the positive side of a nasty situation.
That old photo is wonderful (not the flood, but the fact you have those photos)
It will be great to get the clean up done and make a space for your creativity :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I am sorry to hear this...water in the basement is such a big job...clean up and repairs! We had 4 inches in Fairmont, too. Hope the clean-up goes smoothly for you! XO

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh no! That wasn't a fun thing to wake up to! So sorry- but yes, you will now have that cleaned out basement. Hope it didn't ruin any keepsakes!

Audrey said...

So sorry about your basement. Hope you did not loose too much.
Hugs, Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures.

Carole M. said...

Really sorry to hear of your dilemma Barb; glad you have the fortitude to stick with it and see your way out of it with new horizons beckoning. A new craft/work room is your reward. Take your time and enjoy the project ahead; catch up whenever.

Geneva said...

Oh wow Barb...I'm so sorry you're taking a blogging break for that reason. Jobs like that can be overwhelming...wish I were there to help you out. I was glad to read there were bits of good news about it all though...love your attitude.
Blessings!
Geneva

Marie said...

Oh, Barb I am so sorry! What a mess! I hope you didn't lose anything important to you! We used to have some flooding problems on the coast in Va. Our daughter let two vehicles on two different occasions get water-logged....my husband calls her the U-boat commander! :-) What a big job you are facing! I feel for you!

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