Hello, lovely Posse people and happy fall! It finally feels like autumn here since we’ve had our first days with temps in the upper 60s and nights in the 40s and 50s — hooray!!
First off, congratulations to Dana, the winner of the Tauer Pentachord samples (via random.org). Just click on the Contact Us button over on the left, and send your name and address and a reminder of what you’ve won and we’ll get those out to you.
I don’t have much for you today as I’m dealing with a house crisis. A water pipe burst and flooded most of our downstairs. The cleanup is pretty much done: We’ve been dehumidified, dried out, de-molded, de-floored and de-wallpapered now. In fact, we jokingly sing “Oh, oh, livin’ on a slab” to the tune of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
Nearly all our furniture has been placed in a huge storage container in our driveway, so in addition to being slab dwellers, we’re also pod people now. All of this has been far from pleasant but it could have been much worse (second floor flooding, can you imagine? Yikes!), so I can’t complain too much.
That is, until the other day. The most difficult challenge for me came when the movers decided to relocate our antique hutch/secretary oh, just a foot or two WITHOUT SECURING THE GLASS DOORS OR THE CONTENTS. (Sorry, didn’t mean to shout there.) As you can imagine, it didn’t end well. The hutch doors flew open and all of my collectibles, knickknacks, etc., came tumbling out onto the concrete slab. (No perfume bottles, though, thank goodness.)
I know it was an accident, and these things do happen, but I’m glad I wasn’t there when it occurred. My husband looked at the guy who was doing the moving, shook his head and said, “Oh, boy, this isn’t going to be pretty.”
Fortunately, some things did survive, although others did not, such as a porcelain bust from my grandmother and a miniature tea set from my husband. I know they’re just things, but it’s hard to lose items when they’re rich in sentimental value.
Anyway, the supervisor is coming today to assess the loss for insurance purposes, and we also have to make final decisions on paint colors, flooring, etc., so I won’t be able to chat with you guys today.
But if you want to share your house horror stories, just know that I’ll pop in from time to time and will be commiserating with you.