Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Watch This Space"... & Legends of the Fall!

No fancy photos today. I promise tomorrow I will actually do a "real" post. I am sitting in the computer room with a large industrial blower and a very large industrial dehumidifier going on one side, and a cat who doesn't want me in here howling at me on the other side (Shadow).
The past ten days have been very hectic. We found water damage to three rooms of our house from the series of storms and extremely cold weather that kept battering us. Half of my kitchen is in the dining room. Yes, our new kitchen cabinets were removed from one wall, suffering some water damage on the back bottoms. Our bedroom wall and this office's outside wall have all been opened to the framing with only the outer rigid insulation and siding on between me and open air.
It's been days of boxing up dishes, pots and pans, silverware and food, coordination with contractors and reclaimation companies. The works.
On top of that, I managed to fall in the basement on Saturday. Gracefully, of course. I was thankful I had three layers of clothing on as well as a thick knit hat which cushioned my head from the concrete floor. For some reason, my feet went out from under me and whoosh!...there I was looking at the ceiling. I am bruised, but not broken with being more embarassed than hurt. Well, that's what I'm saying anyway...and I have a really colorful bruise to show for it all. :) Not to worry (that means you, Val!). I really am OK. :)

So, tomorrow after these beast-machines leave I shall try to post w/pictures of the latest from Oleo Acres (one of the cheaper spreads). Ya'll come back now, ya hear?

12 comments:

Sharon said...

It's hard to picture how your house suffered from dammed up water - do you have one of those houses that's partially buried into the hill to keep the temperatures moderated? Regardless, it sounds dreadful and confining when it's still cold outside.

Franna said...

It is rather embarassing to end up on the ground looking up. In my case I ended looking up at the sheep and trying not to spill the grain bucket. They seemed surprised enough to see me on the ground that they didn't dive immediately into the bucket! Thank goodness for small favors. I swear one of them just stuck a leg out on purpose and down I went. I'm glad you (and I) were only bruised and chagrined!
- Franna

nursedragon said...

It's amazing how the prospect of falling becomes particularly abhorent at our (ahem!) age. Every morning I take the dogs out to put them on their runs, and I make darn sure there is plenty of grit anywhere I plan to walk. The crows are especially brazen lately, shamelessly thumbing their noses at the dogs, which, of course, drives them mad. Do I want to be dragged through the yard in a crow-inspired simulation of skijoring, minus the skis? Right!

I hope your bruises heal quickly, and that you have no further mishaps this winter (snow is coming, snow is coming!)

Mel

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Glad you're ok, very sorry for all the damage to your home.

It started snowing here this morning at 7:45, it is now 10:00, we have about 3 inches and it doesnt look like its going to let up anytime soon. But who knows, I live in Nevada, where if you dont like the weather, wait five minutes.

I'll be baack...

Kathy said...

The problem was on the roof of the house. Snow and sleet had frozen into 2 ft. thick ice berms, or dams, that would not let melt run off. Then the water has no place to go but under shingles and into houses. It's been a strange year for storms - coming from a not-normal direction, etc. Plus the days would warm up, then we'd have below zero temps at night. Oi!

Tammy said...

Hey Kathy,
You be careful! We want you all in one piece and not broken and hurting. It's always a shock when something like that happens. I'm glad you had enough padding on to help keep you from landing too hard! So sorry to hear about all the damage. Hope that you get it all resolved soon.
Tammy

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh dear, you didn't tell me about that little basement adventure in our short phone call! We need to talk again and compare bruises. This week I've fallen down my office stairs - twice!

Kathy said...

You're not the only one I heard from re: falling this week, Michelle. Maybe there's something going around? We're all limbs akimbo, aren't we? :)

Tina T-P said...

Hmm - sounds like I'd better be careful in the a.m. - hanging around you people who fall might be dangerous to my health. Hope you are feeling better. Happy Valentines Day. XOX T.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Gosh heavens you sheep people are not very surefooted are you! I hope you will not be too black and blue from your fall! it seems to be a bad month for you with this storm damage! I am ever so sorry about it...dreadful!
So an old cat came today to wish you a happy valentine's day!

Nancy K. said...

How depressing!!!
I'm so sorry for all your damage and your painful fall. Like everyone else, I'm glad it wasn't worse!

Hang in there Kat ~ Spring's GOTTA come soon!

bspinner said...

I'm so glad your fall wasn't worse than it was. Bet your sore.
You neve know what's next with a house but I've never heard of anyone getting that much damage from ice. My heart goes out to your.