Saturday, January 17, 2009

Well, my husband called some friends and they hauled over two tons of damaged sheet rock out of my basement.  It was just sitting down there waiting to be used when it flooded.  We had gotten the sheetrock to finish the basement but hadn’t got started on the finishing yet.  I’m just glad that was the extent of it.  My dad came down and he and Lance fixed the broken pipe.  Here’s a picture for you of what’s left:


See that black pipe in the corner?  That’s the drain to my kitchen sink and that’s what broke.  We have no idea how it broke.  We thought it froze but my dad said that was pretty much impossible because it doesn’t have standing water in it.  He said it had to have been hit with some force.  So, it’s a mystery.  We probably ran water down it for a week or so before we went down there and realized there was a problem.  Hopefully everything will dry out and we can get the rest of it cleaned up.  At least my kitchen water is back on! Concrete is amazing.  You clean up all the water and it keeps puddling and giving up more and more water.  We’ve figured out newspapers are great for soaking that out of the concrete.

Anyway, I have this new template in my store:


You can buy it here.

I also have the daily download today at GDS.  Here it is:


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I hope you have a great weekend!


Jacki said...

Ugh! Sorry about the flood!!! What a mess! Thanks for designing and sharing so much!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

WOO HOOOOOOO!!!! SO glad to hear you are up and "running" again in the water department! PHEW! This seems to be quite the week for water woes in SCRAPLAND!

Really makes you WONDER what force came against that pipe, eh? LOL! VERY interesting.

LOVE the FAMILY TREE Andrea and am off to take a peeksie up close. Thank you for another LOVELY template!

Take care sweetie and thank you for thinking of ALL of us in the midst of your flooding.

Linda :)

Anonymous said...

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Sharon Kay said...

So sorry to hear about the flooding and loss of all that sheet disheartening! Didn't know that about newspapers. Hope I don't ever have to use that tip. ;-) Glad you have water again!

Stephanie (schock77) said...

Glad to hear you're getting things fixed- I can only imagine your frustration with that. The family tree template looks GREAT! :)

J9 said...

Here in Oregon, we have just dried out our basement. Again. I'm very water weary. Yes, concrete is like a sponge. The gift that keeps on giving. My advice? Put every fan you have down there and dry it out as quickly as possible. A space heater in that mix wouldn't hurt either. Of course, keep it away from the newspaper for safety.
The ceiling from my craft room downstairs looked just like that after our washer overflowed upstairs and dumped all that lovely water on it. So you see, I've been down that soggy road a couple of times. Drying quickly really helps cut the problems with mold later on.
Love your Family Tree template.
All the best to you!

Camelia said...

Thank you very much for the template.
I am sorry to hear what happened. I hope it get fixed soon.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

I'm so glad you have your water back. Here's hoping everything is all fixed soon.

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

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Happy Scrapin' Kat TragedyScrapinAnne

walking-girl said...

wonderful templates. tfs

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great template, I'm a huge fan of your work! Thanks for your generosity and hop you get your hosue back to normal soon, so sorry to hear about the flooding! :(

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