Wednesday, January 6, 2010
What a mess!
A few weeks back we had an unusually cold spell here for a few days. Numerous people had pipes burst and our daughter was one of them. Over the course of two days two pipes burst in her house and caused major damage. I don't think she will look back on Christmas 2009 fondly. As she put it " I am living in a Swiss Cheese house".
Many holes had to be cut into the walls and ceiling to find the offending pipes. Then came the tearing out of walls and the big drying up. A total of three rooms were destroyed. The kitchen, the media room and the laundry room. I am thankful that one of them was home, as I can just imagine what more damage there would have been.
Things are starting to come together a bit though. The fact that it happened over Christmas time made it tougher to get the renovations started as everyone was on holiday. Yesterday some more progress was made so hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
On a lighter note I did finish off some of those little acorns that I have been wanting to make. Of course I probably went about it the wrong way but they turned out OK in the end. First I wet felted the fibers into these cylinder shapes. Then I cut them in half to make two acorns.
Then with a needle and some glue I put the caps on. I think I must be secretly looking forward to Easter already as I seemed to have picked out Eastery colors. I don't think they turned out to badly for a first attempt. My acorn caps were all different sizes so some of them were quite tiny. I think I kind of like that.
Well here we are with another weekend almost upon us. I am keeping my fingers crossed that our weatherman is correct when he tells us that this Sunday will be dry and somewhat mild. We haven't been out for one of our really long walks for quite sometime. We also have some pruning to do in the garden. So I hope we will be able to get it all done before the weather turns rainy again.
I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever it is that you will be doing. See you all next week.