Saturday, February 12, 2011

I give thanks for plastic tubs..............

Got home from work yesterday evening to discover that at some point during the day, the hose fitting at the washing machine spat the dummy - the water was coming out the front door.
There was a 2inch layer of water through the whole house.
Right now, we're using a borrowed wet/dry vac to get the worst of the water from the carpets.  All John's musical instruments are safe, although Martin's computer may not be so healthy - we will find out when it dries out, how much damage to the whole machine.  We are all guilty of floor-drobes, so I currently have a bathtub full of wet clothing to sort and wash.
One bit of damage, is that Martha was sitting in an inch of water.  The water has soaked through and some of the colour in the bottom border has bled into the fabric.  There is nothing I can do about it, I've not got the abiltity to professionally clean this at the moment, so I'll just add the damage as part of the history of the piece. 
Apart from all that - 95% of my stitching was sitting in plastic tubs and there are just a few charts and magazines that are now drying out.  All my sheepies are safe and dry.  One of my snowmen WIP is a wee bit damp, but not fatally.
I'll be back in a few days with some stitching updates.

9 comments:

gracie said...

Oh how terrible. I hope everything survives...and you too!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Oh that is horrible. Take a deep breath and march on. You will be fine.

Shelley said...

oh no.. terrible news! so glad most of your stuff is ok.. hope Martha pulls through ok.. and I must say I'm glad to here that other people have floor-robes!

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CalamityJr said...

I'm so sorry, but relieved with you that the damage won't be as bad as it could have been. Hope everything dries out well!

Bette said...

I'm so sorry! Hopefully you can get all the equipment you need to get this cleaned up.

Vicky said...

Glad that the damage was minimal.

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG thoat would not be fun to come home to at all!

Katherine said...

Oh, Bronny, how awful! Thinking of you.