My Not So Happy Day
So, I’m having a bad day.
Why? Because my basement looks like this:
After just surviving a basement flood that destroyed most of our basement, the sight of water in our basement bathroom (the only room that wasn’t damaged in the flood) had us panicking. It turns out the water line to our fridge failed and water began to pool in a heating duct in our basement ceiling. Once we noticed the damage we quickly turned off the water and ripped into the roof, removed the water and now we have fans running to dry out the areas we cannot reach. We will re-run the water line one night this week and we will repair the damaged ceiling within a week or two if all goes according to plan, hopefully all for less then $500.
And most importantly. thankfully, we noticed it before the new carpet or drywall that was just installed was destroyed. In fact, the damage is pretty minimal in the scheme of what could have been. And so this is the silver lining, and we are thankful!
That said, I hope I never see water on my basement floor again!!
So, because I’ve thrown myself a pity party and been somewhat grouchy all day today, I decided now would be a good time to share a few photos from our last week. For those who haven’t already figured it out, I can be a bit neurotic. I realized that I finished my 365 days of happy on the assumption that I didn’t screw up my numbering anywhere. So, just to be safe I took a few extra days of photos, because honestly what would a 365 days of happy photos album look like if I accidentally miscounted and ended up with 361 days of happy? Oh, I’d be mad!
So, here are my last few extra happy moments. I promise, these are the last of them. I will still take photos, I will still share photos sometimes, but these are the last official happy moment photos.
Extra Day 1: Who Doesn’t love playing with a top spin?
Extra Day 2: I joined a local vegetable co-op this summer. A very hippy thing for us, but I thought it sounded like a wonderful idea – local, organic veggies that I pick up once a week for the same price as the veggies I would buy at the grocery store. The only catch is that I have no idea what I will get each week. This was the first week, and much to my surprise they included these beautiful flowers! Needless to say, I’m excited for the next 16 weeks!
Extra Day 3: My favourite summer dress came out to enjoy a beautiful day.
Extra Day 4: Camping in the mountains again this weekend! We arrived in the pouring rain so tonight’s even snack was fresh peas in the pod while curled up in bed.
Extra Day 5: River fishing!! We had a blast as we avoided the rain until the end of the day, and even caught a few fish.
Extra Day 6: A stop at the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that neither of us had visited before. We had a wonderful time exploring the site and wondering through the museum.
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