Thursday, November 20, 2008

Flooded Basement

We knew it was bound to happen sometime...

After having many friends have their basements flood, we figured our's was going to happen next and it did! Last Friday morning, I walked down the basement steps and my feet were greeted with soaking wet carpet. I go into the storage room and see about an inch of water.
What a mess! AND what makes it worse? See those floating "pellets?" That's dog food! An entire bag of dog food split open and spilled into the water. See that plant pot next to the freezer? That's the dog food that we "raked" up. It was a soggy, disgusting mess!

Fortunately, nothing was really ruined since everything was in rubbermaid containers. The only item "damaged" was the dog food...which we'll claim, and a box of REALLY old books that I didn't care enough about to put into rubbermaid containers. But, the adjuster said to claim it--how much is an old Hardy Boys book anyway? or an old childhood book entitled Nitter Pitter....?

Keith's favorite part of the experience? Noticing that the drain is located at the highest point in the storage room---nice!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

"Mooooo! Trick or Treat!" "Da da da da da!" That's what we heard a lot of this Halloween night! I wanted to coordinate Caleb and Alanna's costumes and decided that they would be a cow and a sheep. Caleb's costume turned out cuter than I thought (I liked his horns), but Alanna's...not so much. Her hat was a bit bigger than I wanted and by the end of the night, the cotton balls were coming off and she was a balding sheep.
Still though, it was a lot of fun trick or treating with a 3 year old and a 1 year old.