Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm Back from The Basement

Illumination on paper faux parchment. The letter B is gilded with fine gold leaf and is painted in egg tempera, pigments and egg yolk. via studioartemesia

I woke up early Sunday morning (hurricane Irene day) to some water in the basement, the Amazon River flowing past my house into the wetlands, and a day of hard work ahead of me. 

Luckily we had power so I set up my pumps, got the big wet vac out of the garage, put on a pot of coffee and did not stop for one minute until almost 7pm.

This letter seemed perfect for my post today since it is my initial, and also signifies that I'm back from the basement. 

The sun is shining brightly and all of my sticks have been picked up. I have fans and dehumidifiers set up downstairs so all in all everything seems to be back to normal. The water coming into the house was more of a seepage problem than anything. Just enough to be a royal pain in the *#@! if you know what I mean.

I hope all is well with all of you. xo


Marilyn said...

glad to hear you made it through...a little soggy but safe... :)

Gail, in northern California said...

No need for a workout at the gym. You get your daily exercise just coping with home maintenance, inside and out, and you do it with passion and style. Your can-do attitude a lesson for all of us. Surely there are times you amaze yourself with what you accomplish all on your own.

Glad to know you're alright. Mother Nature is a fierce competitor.

Stacey Snacks said...

Just used the wet vac too.....glad it was only the basement rug that was ruined and a not a big old oak on the house like so many others!
Glad you are ok!

The Queen Vee said...

So relieved and happy to know that you and the Webster weathered Irene.

You are a great example of being prepared.

I know you must have been exhausted when you finally crawled into bed last night.

Today be kind to yourself!

pilgrimscottage said...

Happy it wasn't worse. But, having water in your home is no joy, either. Hope you get dried out well. The "B" is beautiful! It's my last initial, too.

Anonymous said...

Hurricane Irene 0
Rosemary 1
Congratualtions, Rosemary. You held the rising waters at bay.
All of that and you are way ahead of me with yard work. I am heading out now to gather up leaves and twigs.

mytwocentsworth said...

Glad to hear all is well at your cottage, even if a bit damp. With all the news coming out today from the flooding in the northeast, it appears Irene turned out to be a real disaster for some.

Susie said...

Rosemary, I am so happy you are okay. With little damage. You are use to picking up sticks, I know. I am still praying for everyone.Take care.xoxox Smiles, Susie