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27 December 2008 @ 02:37 pm
Hates the rain...  
So, after my last post, I was in the mood to go do something - maybe some girly shopping at Cost Plus World Market or lunch out or similar. I was about to call some folks to see if anyone was game when the LeakFrog in my basement went off. (BTW, aaron_pike , thanks! They have been a cute lifesaver.) There was water pouring into my basement. :/ I hurriedly mopped up the danger zone near the carpet and then ran for the wet-dry shop vac I bought for this very purpose and put together yesterday when it started to rain. Well, it sucked up about a cup of water and then quit. I tried different outlets in case it had blown a fuse or something. I took the filter out. I put it back in. Nada. Nothing doing. Unhappiness. >:( So, I have been mopping every couple minutes and really hoping the rain will quit. I did go shovel all the snow away from the leaking area an put down a tarp, so hopefully that will minimize melt- and rain -related leakage - there's not much I can do about run off from other places. It has seemed to help at least a little.

So... anyone wanna come over and be crafty with me, in between my mopping "breaks"?
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Splottsplott on December 27th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
My mom took the gutters off her house (I assume they needed to be replaced and she couldn't afford it), so when the big melt came this morning water started trickling down the back of the house...into her window. There's nothing she can do to stop it, and it's a bedroom window with no way to catch it. Yikes.
DameJdamej on December 28th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
She may have removed them for practical rather than economic reasons. Taking the gutters down decreases the likelihood of ice dams and increases the lifespan of the roof. It also removes the necessity of having to clear leaf and ice clogs out of them (a job that can be difficult for folks who are older or infirm or those who winter down south). However, if the eaves do not overhang enough to keep the water out of the windows (or away from the foundation), she might want to reconsider.
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on December 28th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)

It won't actually be craftiness, but I've got projects for work I need to do, and I could at least keep you company. Jack's out shopping, but he might want to stop by and hang when he gets done, too.

It's the last day of my vacation, and I'm looking around and thinking, JEEZ, I GOT NOTHING ACCOMPLISHED.

...feeling pretty good about that, actually! :D