Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flood sale anyone??

Boy, when it rains, it pours around here.  We had a great weekend camping only to return home on Monday afternoon to a flooded basement.  No, it did not rain (not much anyway) but someone was here while we were gone to "help" us out and water the flowers for me (unknown to me) and forgot to turn the water off outside the house.  It ran for a very long time and the ground was so saturated that it seeped into our basement.  There was about 2" of standing water down there.  Now, remember, my scrapbooking room is down there...need I say more?
I was ready to cry!  Luckily, the majority of my stuff is safe.  I lost a bunch of cardstock, but no scrapbooks.  I had one scrapbook completed and in the side pocket of my rolling tote.  It took on water.  Here is what it looks like
but thankfully, all the pages were in those wonderful CTMH memory protectors!  All of my completed pages are just fine!!  Whoo Hoo!  Just one more reason to love CTMH!
Today I took a day off work so I could be here when Service Masters showed up.  We had used shop vacs to suck as much water up as we could, then set up fans and dehumidifiers, but they came to shampoo the carpet (yes, my basement is all finished) and apply something to kill the mold and stop it from growing back.  I have to say, they did a great job-and I got plenty of exercise with all those trips up and down the stairs (I carried a lot of stuff upstairs to get it out of the way when they were here working).
They snaked their hoses through my house and downstairs and did their magic.
I have to say, I hope those industrial fans and dehumidifier they set up do their job because I am tired of this musty/damp smell in my house.  I even got some new Scentsy bars and room spray tonight to try to help the problem out.

OK, I am done whining.  I will be back in the morning to show you an awesome, cool project from one of my friends!

Happy Scrappin'

1 comment:

  1. That is so horrible!!! I am so glad that your beautiful layouts were spared, but it must be so sickening to have your cardstock ruined.