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drying out

November 3, 2015

the start of a new month

there isn’t much textile-y going on hereP1070874this is the disaster that is my kitchen

P1070875and the office/guest bedroom

with the same in the living room

you don’t want to come for a visit right now

the noise and heat – it is like a sauna – has been going day and night for 4 days

no schedule for a start on the clean up yet

think I’m on the bottom of the list

there isn’t much money to be made from a little old lady in a little old house!

I’ve made endless trips to the dump/recycle, charity shop and consignment store

time for a BIG clear out

P1070866pleased with the new weaving

 as my studio tour is on Nov. 14th-15th and there won’t be time to warp the loom again

I’m trying not to escape to the loom

P1070871I’ve been finding comfort in the latest book, ordered from Japan

Robert Brady’s blog

is a delight

P1070872as are the short essays on life in rural japan

P1070864sunshine on the Japanese maple

17 Comments leave one →
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    November 17, 2015 9:26 am

    Oh man, flooding is a bad day. You can never overuse a good dehumidifier to dry the moisture. Try to get everything dry to avoid black mold. Hang in there,


    • November 17, 2015 9:59 am

      eliteapproved – the insurance and restoration co. make the decisions, last of the fans removed today after 18 days.

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        November 17, 2015 10:01 am

        That’s so true. There’s only so much in your control. Everything dry up ok?


      • November 17, 2015 11:38 am

        eliteapproved – dry, but now they start installing the new sub floor, replace cabinets etc. then they can start on the living room. Not finished before Christmas.


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        November 17, 2015 1:28 pm

        Oh man! This is going to be a long December for so… So sorry!


  2. November 6, 2015 12:28 am

    hang in there


  3. November 4, 2015 10:03 am

    Ugh. Poor you. I’d be running away from home as much as possible even if it means hanging out in the nearest coffee shop with my knitting! I can’t understand the attitude of contractors these days. They must have so much business that they can ignore anything they don’t want to deal with. Just so rude. Hope you get fixed up very soon!


    • November 4, 2015 10:18 am

      Louisa – the day after my flood Victoria had a severe rain storm, the repair co. had 48 emergency calls in 24 hours including the ground floor of an apartment building. All the people I’ve dealt with so far have been great – I think it just takes time. I have been invited to stay with son and family but don’t think that is necessary. It was the plumbers that were not helpful!


  4. November 4, 2015 9:48 am

    Ugh. We had a flood a few years ago–had to move out of the house for 6 weeks while the lake even went down from historic highs. The aftermath was so grim but we learned that we could deal with whatever we had to deal with. And, eventually, we got back to normal and have appreciated “normal” so much more ever since! I hope your normal isn’t too far off.


    • November 4, 2015 10:21 am

      Kerry – I hope so too. The real question is “what is normal”? It’s not an earthquake or tsunami nor do we live in a third world country. I keep telling myself – this too will pass.


  5. November 4, 2015 5:52 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your flood. The restoration process is so invasive and noisy. I hope that it does not last too long. Thinking the best for you, Diana.


    • November 4, 2015 7:04 am

      Diana – thank you, somehow it will all get sorted out. The noise is rather hard to live with.


  6. lagriccia permalink
    November 3, 2015 10:17 pm

    Poor Jean, I do not envy you. Hope all gets back to normality pretty soon.


    • November 4, 2015 7:07 am

      Hi Blandina – the chaos and mess is very unsettling but it will eventually end – hopefully before Christmas.


  7. vdbolyard permalink
    November 3, 2015 5:02 pm

    i hope you can feel this HUIG from the north country. hang in there as we used to say.


    • November 3, 2015 5:25 pm

      Velma – THANKS, I felt it all this way and I’m hanging – barely, by my finger nails. Off for supper with the family.


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