I don't have anything to exciting to post today because I woke up to devastation in the middle of the night. I went to go to the bathroom and stepped in something wet. My immediate thought was that I had just stepped in dog pee. This actually shocked me because our dog never pees in the house. I was prepared to be grossed out and go wash my feet. I went to walk over to the light and realized I was still walking in puddles. Once I switched the light on I saw about 2 inches of water everywhere! I woke Randy up and walked around the entire downstairs. The flooding was in 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, hallway, and utility room.
When we got up at 6:00, we found out the kids had a delay because everything had frozen over. In the meantime we got started sucking the water up with the wet vac. We were still trying to figure out where the water was coming from. Randy then remembered that a while back we had a leak from our roof that ran down a pipe into our downstairs. So, he pulled out the ladder and went up on the roof. Lo and behold, there was a huge tree limb on the roof that had pierced a hole into the flat rubber roof.
The pictures I have aren't the greatest because it is hard to show water on my camera, but you can get the idea from some of these.
Then to top it off, our road and the surrounding roads are washing away. We are always the last on the list for any town maintenance. So to sum it up...this day has be a real crappy one.....
No, this is not a small creek, it is our road.
When I went to pick RJ up from practice we got to see some damage to the road right off of ours. Waterfalls were gushing down the mountain into the road. I will admit though, it was gorgeous.
The river right down the road was roaring. The kids told me that this morning on the way to school, the water was up to the bridge. By the time I took this picture late afternoon, it had lowered a bit. I couldn't believe there were actually waves! The second picture where you see the trees to the right is typically dry land.
Sorry if I have totally bored you with my drama for the day. I just wanted to have all of this recorded somewhere with a date on it. And of course I am looking for a wee tiny bit of sympathy too...LOL!!
So, on a positive note, I don't have much as far as DIY to share with you today because my priorities are obviously elsewhere. I had planned on showing you my entire mantle scape that I had planned on working on today. But, that won't be happening. I just have the wreath to share with you for now. I changed my winter wreath to my spring wreath although spring is still not here yet. I just can't wait any longer. Here is the old winter wreath:
And here is the spring transformation:
The green swag was on the winter wreath and I decided to leave it on. I purchased this at a home and garden shop that was going out of business. It was originally $34.99 but I got it for 70% off. It's something I can use anywhere anytime. I am not a fan of fake flowers, but was pleasantly surprised how well these look. Some of them are Dogwood. Believe it or not, I got these at The Dollar Store.
I guess I have to get back to reality now.