A little closer look, I'm still not good at doing closeups.
Well yesterday I mentioned a little bit about a small catastrophe. Let me get right to the explaining. I got up yesterday and took a shower and noticed the water was cold . I didn't think much about it as I sometimes am still pretty sleepy and thought that maybe I just hadn't got the hot and cold adjusted right. I started the rest of my morning and had started to work on my post . Jack had awakened and I mentioned to him about the shower being cold. He grabbed a flashlight and some other dohickie and headed for the garage. When he came back in he was pretty ticked! That was when I decided I'd better buzz off of my post. He explained to me that it looked like perhaps the water heater had started to catch fire and that a VERY LARGE leak had put it out. Something in the tank had burst and water was all over the place in the garage. Maybe that might not sound too bad to some of you who are thinking , well , water on a concrete floor, just squeegie it out. Well , what you don't know is , we use our garage for storage. So there were boxes and tubs, and bags soaked in water! Aye-ya-yi !! Well the repair men quickly came and evaluated the situation and went and got what they needed and came back. The older gentleman was quite tall and he back up and hit his head on the bottom of the garage door that was raised and it knocked him to the ground! Scared me half to death! I made Jack stay out there with them , because you hear all the time about how people hit their head and think they are okay only to end up in the ER with something much worse. Anway , he seemed to shake it off and do okay. We now have a new 50 gal. tank instead of a 30 gal. and the water heats much much faster. It did take us about all day to sort through the mess and clean up. Our neighbors offered to let us use their industrial size dumbster at their place of business to get rid of what we needed to. Something to sort of look forward to is that next Christmas I will have almost all brand new Christmas decore! For any of you reading this that sent me cross stitched ornaments, don't worry. I was smart enough to store those inside the house!
Well I mentioned we went for a drive on Easter to the surrounding lakes. We have gotten a lot of rain and they had risen quite a bit. Look how near the road it is! It was a little scarey to me.
You may or may not be able to tell in the pictures that the warm water has started to rise and the cold water has started to fall. The water looks kind of muddy and unsettled because of that process. Pretty soon , it will look at nice again. We were actually to be married at this lake but it rained that day so we had to move it to the reception hall. :( It was still nice.
Btw... I know there are a lot of you that like The Sampler Girl patterns so I thought that I would let you all know that they are 20% off this week at 123stitch.com .Well I'm going to run for now. Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you come this way again!
'till next time,
don't be a stanger,