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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Unscheduled Maintenance

SO, Friday evening in the midst of trying to gather supplies for painting a room in our home, we receive a frantic call from the kids (not usual).  The main pipe draining the upstairs plumbing was leaking, think geyser, after every flush.  Not good.  And, of course, my beautiful sanctuary, my sewing room, is in the basement, adjacent to this pipe.

image by vectorolie,
A call to the city revealed that the main from the street was not clogged, so we were free to have the Roto-Rooter guy come to save the day.  This did not happen without a near melt down on my part, as the access he needed is located IN the sewing room.  I was very concerned about the possibility of water damage to my beautiful room, and to the TON of fabrics and projects which reside there peacefully waiting for my attentions.

While my room now looks as though a cyclone hit it, not a drop was spilled and the plumbing is flowing freely once more.  It will probably take a week to get everything put back where it belongs, given my limited time to spend down there.  Sometimes I think the fates conspire to keep me from completing projects… still working on the Downton Dress, still working on the window seat, with several more projects backed up in the pipeline (not the literal pipeline, but you know what I mean).  AND, we’re still working on renovating the room we were buying the paint for.  I hope your sewing is going more smoothly!  Stay tuned!

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