Monday, April 7, 2014

Post Flood

Despite the hopeful title, there are no gauarantees that we are indeed post flood.  As some have mentioned to us, in our area, the big melt has yet to come. 

That being said, the basement is dry at the moment and with two dehumidifiers running non-stop, we are seeing the last vestiges of dampness, thankfully, disappear.    Fred, my work-horse husband, has removed all flooring and today will tackle drywall.  He intends to remove samples to check for dampness and the possibility of mold.  Keeping our fingers crossed - well I am, Fred can't work that way -  we are hoping that minimal wicking occurred.

With the flood subsiding, I did knit a bit.  My brightly coloured vest is almost finished.
It was done to shoulder height by Thursday evening, but was way too long.  The pattern gives two lengths.  The long version  at 28 inches would be  too long for me and the short vest at 20 inches  too short.  I aimed for something in between - and missed.  I ripped back to the underarms, then back another couple of inches before re knitting to the shoulders.

It should be finished this evening but with  the blocking board stored somewhere  high and dry,
it might not be wearable for some time.  


Sel and Poivre said...

Hopefully its a step forward on the basement and only a wee step back on the knit!

Jan said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that you get no more flooding.

Yarn and Ivories said...

Wow! I missed a few...weeks, and you went from kitchen to basement. Somehow, it's one of those things, and I hope there aren't three of them!
Yes, I know about insurance, because we have had pipes break, and they always question us if it came from outside the house. But alas, our problems have involved jack-hammering holes in the cement slab to get at the pipes... stupid construction on retrospect...
Happy dry Spring!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You'd need a bright cheery vest after that flood!
take care,

Unknown said...

Seems like things are looking up! It must be relieving to know that everything is starting to get better, and that the damages the flood has brought are slowly getting repaired and resolved. In any case, keep us posted for more updates, Brenda. All the best!

Gail Wallace @ Emergency Flood Masters