Saturday, April 3, 2010

JMOW and the no good, very bad day

Tuesday morning started out well.  I actually got up for my early 6:15 alarm to do my Shred for the day.  I'm getting my water in the kitchen when I notice my phone flashing.  Check my email to find out the Wonderboy's school has cancelled for the day.  Hmm.  Curious.  Maybe it has something to do with all the rain we've been getting?  I start to walk downstairs and think to myself, "What is that noise?"

That noise?  Was this:


About five inches of water - in our entire downstairs living room.  Spewing from the shower drain in the downstairs bathroom:


I had shut the shower door in this shot - but you can see it still pouring out.  And yes folks, that is not just water coming out of that shower drain.  It's all kinds of stuff you really don't want to see INSIDE YOUR LIVING ROOM.

That night, in trying to keep some semblance of normalcy, I mean - the poor kids had to fend for themselves most of the day, I went ahead with my plans to make cookies for story-time at the Library the following morning. It was my week and who am I to let a little flood prevent the kids from getting their dinosaur cookies? We successfully rolled and cut 40 little stegosauras'. That's when my brain took a break and I tried to open a little tube of frosting with an open pair of scissors.



This is my thumb after making a quick trip to the walk-in clinic for THREE F-ING STICHES. Talk about adding insult to injury. Or injury to insult as the case may be.

The monsoon that hit New England this past week hit our state particularly hard.  Lots of people were - and are - in way worse shape then we are.  I know this logically.  It still doesn't change the fact that we have a major suckfest going on.  We have cleared everything out of there, steam cleaned with bleach so that we can at least not be breathing in some potentially harmful mold stuff.  No matter what, the carpet is going to have to go. 

And this is where financial things like, oh....no savings, shitty credit rating, no help from the flood insurance that our mortgage company insist we get, really start to make you incredibly depressed as the days go on.  Trying to keep your head above water takes on a whole new meaning.  Har-har.

So that's been our week - and the reason I've been MIA.  Hopefully things will start to even out a bit and I'll get back in the swing of things.  Until then, hope everyone has a Happy Easter!


17 comments:

Scarlett said...

I'm so sorry. I hope things get better soon.

myfluffybunnies said...

OH, NO! How terrible. And dealing with insurance on top of everything else ... Ugh. Hope you at least got to taste one of your dino cookies. =<

Kristen @ Motherese said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry to hear about your double whammy. While it's true that there is always someone worse off, I think you deserve to feel sorry for yourself after a week like the one you had. I hope things get better - and dryer - soon!

idgtm said...

So not fun. Everytime our sump pump makes weird noices, I'm afraid to look.

Thinking of you.

Cheryl said...

If you survived this particular March in NE, you can survive anything! I do love breaking weather records; I'm weird that way. HOWEVER, this was too much. Sorry you seemed to have gotten more than your fair share of SOS this past week.

The Queen said...

I am so sorry. Your thumb looks terrible.. I hope they gave you good drugs for it.. or you have good booze ....

The Queen

Jules said...

Water damage sucks! I hope things get better FAST!

Aging Mommy said...

There's that old saying it never rains but it pours and in your case that seems to have been happening in more ways than one (why is it that when one thing happens something else bad does too??).

I am so sorry to hear about the damage to your house. Not to mention your heroic decision to make cookies amidst the flood which led to a trip to the emergency clinic.

Time to just forget about it and indulge in some comfort food - hope the Easter Egg supplies were being stored above the water line :)

Maggie May said...

Holy guacamole. I'm sorry. I hope things get better fast.

Christy said...

Oh no! UGH! Hope your thumb is better now and your flood has been cleared out...you poor thing!

for a different kind of girl said...

Oh honey, that's about as...well..it's about as bad as what I hope is not actually on your floor!

I once sliced my finger open on the lid of a tub of frosting, and then bled all over the dessert I'd just made and has to trash, so, heh, I feel your pain and I'm sorry you were in it!

bernthis said...

oh boy, I'm feel so bad for you. I really really do. I wish there was something I could do.

Captain Dumbass said...

Wow. That really blows.

Zip n Tizzy said...

NO!!!

I hope this week is better.

Thinkin' of you.

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Yowsa! That's nuts

Hope your thumbs better by now.

anymommy said...

Ugh. May next week improve dramatically.

msprimadonna67 said...

Oh my gosh--I am finally getting caught up in my google reader, so I am just now reading about your awful day! I am so sorry you are having to deal with the flood--and the stitches--hope things are looking up: )