Thursday, December 30, 2010


Well everyone, I have definitely been MIA for the past while and I am desperately trying to catch up! The Christmas season has been more than a little overwhelming, with the busy-ness and some health issues, things just got away from me.

This has been followed by a nasty surprise on Boxing Day - our guests (who were staying in their RV outside), came in to use the facilities at 6:30am and discovered 2 inches of water covering the entire main floor of our two story home. YIKES! Our toilet tank had cracked and water had been pouring into the house at a rate of 30 gallons per minute for about 6 hours!

Apparently Crane has been sued many times for this same type of incident - thankfully we have insurance and by 8am the insurance adjuster and flood restoration team had arrived.

Here are a few shots of the damage - at first we thought the carpets were ok - until we walked on them!!!

This last shot is of our front entry - the bathroom is at the back of the house and their was almost ankle deep water at the front door!

My scrap room got pretty wet - I am out of scrapping commission for at least a month - except for a few basic things I rescued before the restoration team packed everything up! Unfortunately I had some things on the floor and they got pretty damaged:
At least I will get a scrap room reno out of all this!!! YIPPEE!

So, for the past five days we have been listening to the constant hum of dryers trying to dry out the walls.

The carpets are gone, the lino is being scraped and the six of us are learning to appreciate living in a space half the size of what we are used to. Still, in all, we are so blessed - we have a home, we have insurance, we have wonderful, supportive friends and family to help us out over the next 6 - 8 weeks of renovations. Stay tuned for updates as we undergo the reno! And any suggestions for scraproom reno are gratefully accepted!!!


  1. A new scrap room, yippee! I think I would almost put up with a flood for that but then again, maybe not. I am sorry this has happened but I am glad there is a silver lining.

  2. Jacqueline, I am so sorry that you and your family have to go through this. I do love that you can always find a silver lining in things. A brand new scrap room will be awesome for you. You deserve it!!! Praying that all goes quickly and smoothly with the renovations. Sending you hugs!!!

  3. Hugs Jacquelin - how awful for you all. But at least you found the silver lining - a scrap room reno!
    Have a good New Year.
    Sue xx

  4. Oh my goodness!! This is like a bad dejaveux as the same thing happened to my scraproom last year. I feel for you. Im glad you've found the positive with the possibility of a new great space. Before you start anything, catalogue what kind of storage your going to need based on existing tools and supplies and then add a couple of empty drawers and cupboards for expansion. I learned that with craft room 2. Can't wait to see the finished results. Keep us updated with the new space.
    Happy New Year Jacquelin and Family :O)