Minor Disaster! But the Dogs are Fine.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I haven't had a moment to update my blogs lately because our house was flooded a week ago Sunday. A sprinkler pipe blew in a planter just behind our house at about 4am and ran until I came downstairs at about 8:30am, flooding the yard and providing my downstairs with about and inch of water over the entire floor.

It's one of those things you can't quite get your head around. I walked downstairs and the pups were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs, completely bedraggled and muddy. I kept looking at them and thinking, what happened? Why are they so wet and muddy? Why are my floors so shiny?

Penny splashed off and then it hit me, there is water everywhere! I ran out in my pajamas to turn off the sprinkler main valve and ever since then we've been cleaning up the damage. All the carpet had to be ripped up and new flooring installed. Some drywall had to be replaced, walls painted, baseboards replaced. I am thankful that it wasn't worse, but it's been a lot of work.

The good news is that the new flooring we're putting in is beautiful! The dogs weer not harmed in anyway, except that Ninja hates water. Penny seemed to think it was fun to have water everywhere for her to splash in.

I hate having furniture in places it doesn't belong while we finish the floors. The dogs seem a bit frazzled with things out of place too. It's been two weeks and at least I don't have to climb over the couches to get into the kitchen anymore. It's funny how you don't realize how much you miss just coming home to a normal house and resting. It's getting there, but slowly.

So I'm not ignoring my blogger friends. I've just got house stuff going on!


Bandit's Pack said...

I'm sorry to hear that happened. What a mess! And glad the dogs are okay.

Mama Dash said...

hi there! noticed you were a fellow mini Aussie owner and couldn't resist following your journey. looking on the bright side, at least you get to have beautiful brand new flooring installed! yay!

Tiffany said...

Thanks, fellow Aussie Lovers. :) Yes, the pups are fine and that is a blessing. I know I will love my new floors once the mess goes away. So there is definitely a bright side. I just can't wait to get my normal house back!

Mini Aussie Ace! said...

I'm so sorry to hear that happened! Good luck getting everything organized! I know how it feels minus the flood. Our things are in dissaray right now after a mold problem! So glad to hear the pups are okay! Hope you and your family the best! So happy that it sounds like penny is really adapting well!
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