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Water, water everywhere….

Just stopping in to let you all know….during our severe cold spell we had (something like 7 days straight below freezing, nights in the single digits) the water line out to my studio burst. Long story short, all the carpet will have to be replaced, probably some of the underflooring and insulation, trim and baseboards, and I’m going to have the sink in there removed.  Thankfully most of my material was up off the floor, some was in contact with it but will be salvageable.  I’ve lost some material, some things of sentimental value, probably a few hundred dollars worth of weaving yarn on large cones, and may have to replace my cutting table and sewing machine table.  Everything, and I mean everything, is going to either have to be put in the garbage where warranted or carted out to a storage bin that the repair company will bring tomorrow, and after everything’s fixed comes the huge task of getting what’s left back in.  Think of the show “Hoarders” and you’ll know what we’re all in for.  🙂 I”m physically unable to help, so hopefully the men with the company will do the hauling.  Meanwhile, I have a lot of thinking to do in the next few days.  It’s become clear to me that I have a lot of stuff in there that needs to go, it just has to.  What do I keep, what do I let go of, do I sell it or toss it out.   What’s important to me and where do I want to go from here.  That kind of deep thought thing.

Before any of you kind-hearted folks here say anything, and I know you would, I don’t need a thing and am not asking.  We have a fairly large deductible on our home insurance but we can handle it, and this is clearly going to be a job that will go far beyond that.  I just hope the insurance company doesn’t argue with me over a settlement, which has happened before with our roof after hail damage from a nearby tornado.  Anyway, I’m fine.  I could’ve been so much worse than it is. And in the long run, it may turn out to be a good thing, something that’s made me re-evaluate where I am in life and think about what direction I’ll go in after the dust settles.

So yeah, it may be awhile before another video is forthcoming, and it’s been about 10 months since the last one!  But I’ll do one eventually if just to say hi.  Love you guys – stay crafty!

12 thoughts on “Water, water everywhere….

  1. Bless your heart! You are right that sometimes what we think are disasters turn out to be a blessing in disguise. New year, new starts. A difficult way to go about it, but it may turn out to be just what you need. At least I hope so!!


    1. The 20 foot long storage container was delivered today to put ALL the building contents in. Hooray, I think. Sounds like they intend to do things quickly and the insurance guy will be here Tuesday. Well, I needed some exercise, so…..


  2. I’m sorry that you’re having to deal with all that. Sometimes I think dealing with the insurance is worse than the disaster. I hear a lot of people talking about frozen or burst pipes with this bad freeze everyone has been experiencing. No fun at all. I hope everything goes smoothly and that the insurance company behaves. It will be a good time to decide what to bring back into your studio and what to pass on to someone else.


    1. I think people in this region just aren’t prepared for deep freezes like we’ve had….pipes have been bursting all over the place here, the reno guy says they’re covered up with work. Yes, it’ll be a great time to sort through and send some things on. 🙂


  3. Bless you , I am so sorry tp hear this. I hope and pray that the insurance company sorts things out quickly and that you are able to replace all the things you need/ want to. Let me know if you need anything at all , even if its Doctor Who panels !!


    1. I think it’s going to be okay….I haven’t lost too much in supplies but the entire floor is going to have to be replaced. Thanks for the offer of help! 🙂 I have your Doctor Who panel you sent on my 2018 list…I’d like to try some trapunto (is that the word?) with it. “Man Sewing” on YouTube just did a nice tutorial on it.


  4. Oh dear! I can relate to your situation. I hope there is no problem with your insurance company. I don’t get how they can try to short-change their clients when they have been paying them for the purpose of replacing things lost/damaged. Stay positive!


    1. Being positive isn’t my forte but I”m trying! 🙂 Will know tomorrow what the insurance company will do, wish me luck!


  5. Ugh.. how awful. It sounds like it’ll be a good catalyst for change, at least, and hopefully you’ll be able to tackle this big project without too many problems. (Sometimes craft spaces feel like real life TARDISes, don’t they? Like… they must be bigger on the inside because how did all that stuff ever fit in there?!)


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