My friend Jane used to say, “Sometimes, life intervenes.”
Yesterday, it did.
I had planned on spending the day putting my daughter’s room back together and putting together her new bookshelves and desk. Instead, I found water in the basement from the record rainfall we’ve been having.
Those aren’t shadows on the floor. That’s water. After I sucked out most of it with my shop-vac (I love my shop-vac!). And the cabinets are wet, too.
So, today, I’m focused on cleaning out the basement.
- I’ve gotten up most of the water and have the fan running over the damp parts to get them dried out.
- I’ve called a junk-removal guy to come get the wet cabinets, plus he’s going to get the creepy rolled-up carpet (I shudder to think what might be rolled up in there) the previous owners left in the basement and some other odds and ends that we’ll never use.
- I’m going to get all the trash/wet stuff, like old boxes and anything else that’s ruined and liftable by me, out of the basement today.
- I found this old typewriter table down there. I think that a coat of spray paint would make this lovely:
It’s still drizzly here, with 97% humidity, so no spray painting today. But soon – when we dry out – some bright blue or green spray paint will make this table pretty again.
Once I’ve done those things, then I’m moving on to what I had planned to do yesterday – shelves, desk, and hutch in my daughter’s room!
I’m grateful for my wet-dry vac and fan that dried out my basement.
I’m grateful that our flood was relatively small/nothing, especially compared to what I’ve seen elsewhere, where entire neighborhoods are under water.
I’m grateful to have a contractor who’s working on the solution to this problem we seem to keep having, despite many previous fixes.
What are you up to today? Are you tidying up with me this month? Share your experiences in the comments below, please!