… is starting off terribly. This morning on her way out to do chores there came an horrified sound from my wife in the cellar. I figured oh great one of the pets left a big turd somewhere, but this was much worse. The cellar was flooded everywhere with about 2 inches of water. We’ve been lucky to have never had this problem before in the 15 or so years that we’ve lived here. So before I even got to eat my breakfast I had to run down to the Lumber Barn and buy a sump pump, mop and bucket, something for the shop-vac to allow me to suck up water. $200 later we’re sucking up water for about 3 hours. The sump pump worked for a bit but then the water was too shallow for it. So we plopped it into a bucket or into the bucket of the shop vac when it was full. This was not fun. I didn’t take any photos of this process. Thankfully, by the end of the day the places where water was seeping in had stopped seeping.
Last Saturday was OK though. Helped a coworker move into a lovely little cottage with a bunch of friends from work. We had 2 trucks and 3 cars and she didn’t have anything larger than a futon so the move itself was a breeze. Afterward she treated us all to lunch at a fine pub. We had a nice time.
After that I went over to my daughter’s place to hang out for a bit. She and her mom are working on some sewing projects for the baby, who is just a couple of weeks away from her due date. In lieu of photographs of the people holding up the quilt, which could provoke litigation, I have a photo of the thread we had to unwind from a bobbin that got stuck on the bobbin winder. I say we, but my involvement in this project, other than photography, was to apply brute Leatherman force to the stuck bobbin. The sewing machine used for this project came from my mother.
Since it was just the three of us, the cats came out to socialize. The last few times we’ve been over there were big events, so the cats went into hiding in the cellar. The brother cats, Gus and Maverick, are both very friendly, but Maverick is sometimes a little skittish. He was very friendly on Saturday. Even though I was sitting in his chair while we watched an episode of Chopped.
Tomorrow is supposed to be one of the few nice sunny days this week. I hope to get outside and catch some vitamin D.