Thursday, September 6, 2012


Wouldn't you know it, three days to go before we have company and I go down in the basement and find the carpet all wet.  There is a leak down there, nothing like stating the obvious of course.  Fortunately Gregg was home working and we were able to move a few things around to see where it was coming from.  It is the air-conditioning unit again, one of the drains leading from it has backed up this time and voila, a bit of a deluge.  I am counting my blessings because I know there have been such bad floods in other areas of the country and in the rest of the world, and they have a heck of a lot more water to deal with.  I guess it could have happened when our visitors were here, so there's our silver lining.

We are seriously thinking of getting rid of the carpet as this is not the first time this has happened.  Fortunately we bought a machine the last time things went kerplooey, and it vacuums all the water and now we have the fans on to try and dry it all out before this weekend.  And oh yes, that wet carpet and with every respect to Fido, wet dog smell is rampant.  I'll be buying stock in Febreeze after this all ends.

One of us has to stay up here to listen for the doorbell as we are also having a delivery this afternoon and we don't want to miss it.  That craft room I told you that I was clearing out is free and clear and is starting to look more like a guest room.  I have enjoyed putting the finishing touches and have brought some knickknacks out of storage to put here and there.  I haven't had anywhere to put them for a long time so it's like a gift to see them again as I had practically forgotten what they looked like.  We ordered a full-sized bed which should be coming any time between now and six o'clock.   I didn't have time to strip the wallpaper that has been up longer than I care to say and the part that is peeling I'm going to have to glue it back up until we're all quiet again and I can get down to doing a little decorating.

In the meantime on Sunday we will be driving the short journey to the airport and picking up Rose and Pat, our English friends.  We are all going down to Virginia Beach next week to attend my father-in-law's yearly shipmate's reunion.

And two very nice young men just delivered the new bed.  They drove over from Maryland and they were great.   I hope you read this Pat, there is no danger of you having to sleep on the floor now, just kidding!

Now where are my wellies?