Firstly, I'm grateful for Trader Joe's Spicy Cider. The cool weather this weekend gave me an excuse to open the bottle my mom had brought with her luggage back in June. Yum, YUM!
Secondly, I'm grateful for turkey basters. They're such marvelous things, they really are. Especially when being used to bail in excess of six gallons of water coming into my closet. At nearly 2 ounces on a 'perfect' pull, that was over 384 squeezes with the baster in about an hour and a half this afternoon. Great hand exercise! (And the fact that I've gotten so much better at it means my hands are hardly sore at all.)
I am also very grateful for my gardening kneeler. My back is very sore from leaning far forward to reach the deepest water--but my knees aren't sore at ALL!
I'm glad it's cool enough I can leave the windows open again tonight. Because if it rains again after two days of it, I'll be running to the closet in haste to resume bailing. I'm grateful my parents aren't living in their old house, because they'd be having a miserable weekend.
And I'm pleased I made progress on all three art projects I mentioned in my post on my main LJ last weekend. Haven't quite finished any of them, but I'm getting real close!
On August 20th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Sorry to hear you had more flooding. Hope the weather clears up soon.
You probably need to get a small wet vac. That would be alot easier on your back.
So glad you are enjoying the cider. When is the Trade Joe opening in Woodbury?
I am very glad we are not at old place. I DO NOT MISS THE BACK-UP AT ALL!!!
Good news on your art projects. Looking forward to seeing them. SD
I hope so too! There's a chance of more rain today (and tonight) so I've got the corner of the carpet pulled back and an old towel down in the closet to slow things if water does come in. Since it's a small chance of rain, I'm not going to call in to work (I have perfect attendance so far this year!)
I haven't checked on Trader Joe lately. I should do that again.
I'm sure you don't! =) Now just watch it with those sprinklers!
I e-mailed you two big pictures of the fledgling and his sister just a few minutes ago--so nice to be finished!