Our basement flooded Friday night. Womp womp womp womp.
I don’t know exactly how much rain we got, but I do know the storm was moving at about 10 miles an hour. That is slow, especially when it is dumping rain into the creek by your house. We ended up with 6 inches of creek water in the basement and garage, which is really gross.
Fortunately (and unfortunately), this has happened before. We flooded about 7 years ago, two weeks before our wedding. At that time, we had a full finished basement filled with Rubbermaid storage bins that started floating and turning over as the water rose. We lost a lot of stuff, all of the furnace/water heater/washer/dryer things, about 18 inches of drywall, insulation, carpet, and tile hidden under the carpet that we didn’t know about. We didn’t fix much of that, and everything that goes in the basement now is at least a foot off the floor. All of our appliances are on stands, and our basement is filled folding tables where we put our tubs. We replaced the insulation but nothing else. This time, we mostly lost that insulation, and a lot of time.
There is still clean up to do. We got on the list pretty quick at the cleaning company. Our studs are fully dry as of yesterday and the fans have been removed (it is so quiet in here now). The cleaning of the dirt will happen sometime next week. We have one of those dumpster bags sitting in our driveway right now waiting to be picked up. And, since we have moved all of our stored items from the basement to the dining room (and living room, and kitchen, and bedroom), we are taking this opportunity to go through all of our things and throw away and donate stuff. I’ve taken two car loads to the donation center so far. I must say, my body is pretty tired.
Most importantly for Webster Fiber Arts, no yarn or fiber or finished pieces were damaged. Yay!
It just so happens that I have a water-themed surface pattern design to share with you. The blue-green shades in this design are a far cry from the brown dirty water we had in our house. This is Calming Waves:
Ahh. That’s more like it. Gentle ocean waves.
For fabric, gift wrap, and wallpaper, visit my Spoonflower shop.
Cut-and-sew patterns, like the shirt above, are available from Sprout Patterns.
Furniture, kitchen linens, and pillows can be found in my Roostery shop.
For tote bags, pouches, throws, and more, visit my Society6 shop.
Journals, finished clothing, phone cases, and such are available in my RedBubble shop.
Until next time,