Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Sunshine!

I woke up this morning to sunshine and birdsong! How perfect for a Sunday! And to make it even better......after being sick for FOUR days......I was able to get OUT of bed and even make it UP! Louis Dean was as happy to SEE me up as I was to BE up!
Since the den flooded Tuesday night he has pretty much had to go it alone. He has been a real 'Knight in Shining Armor!' Friday morning he dashed off to Fort Worth to take my mother to the beauty shop and then out to lunch while I stayed in bed. They have fun together and I think Mother enjoyed being the center of a handsome man's attention! Who wouldn't?? Everyone agrees my mother is a charming lady so it was win WIN!

When he came home he found we had more water damage in the den than we originally thought. He pulled out my big heavy organ, pulled up carpet and set up a fan. I stayed in bed. The fungus had done a number on my allergies and I could NOT go in the den!
My left eye was - and still IS - all red and swollen. Looks like I have a sty but it is just allergies.
We had to find some way to get rid of the mold and that awful musty smell!


OdoBan was just the thing! I have used it for years and years!
This was such a BIG job, though, that Louis Dean went to Sam's and bought a fresh supply. He mixed and sprayed it right on the carpet.....


....pulled the wet padding out and sprayed that.
WHAT A MESS!!!


This deck area is the source of the flooding problem.
Apparently the water doesn't run AWAY from the house but TOWARDS it!


Yesterday afternoon - after dealing with the INSIDE - he tackled the OUTSIDE!
In about an hour he had taken all the boards up!
Not bad for a 75 year old guy!
He has more get up and go than anyone I have ever met - regardless of age!

He and I camped out in the bedroom last night avoiding the den altogether while it dried out. He has a penchant for BIG TVs but had to make do with the normal size one in our bedroom. We finished up the 'Meet Joe Black' movie. I am amazed at the movies he has NOT seen! But then again - he is the first to tell you he doesn't have a very long attention span!

During the course of this day he has already put the carpet down and put the organ back. (We are getting a LOT of use from those furniture lifting things!) 
The den is slowly coming back into focus again.
He has his work cut out for him this week. He will haul out some dirt and put in a drain before replacing the deck boards.

It seems there is always something going on around here!
That's the way it is EVERYWHERE I am sure.
We call it LIFE!

I am just up from a Sunday afternoon nap and I think I will do a bit of work in the den before we call it a day. There is a Hallmark Movie on TV tonight........


"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine."

Morris West

11 comments:

Deb said...

so glad your feeling better....I took a 2 hour nap after we got back from the stock show...my allergies were bothering me and the only thing I had was night time...guess it put me to sleep...

Vee said...

What a lot of work! Your poor husband. Good thing that he knows how to deal with such disasters. Thanks for the tip, by the way. I'll keep my eye out for that stuff.

So good that you are feeling better, too. Now don't overdo!

Kathy said...

So glad you are feeling better. What a huge job you and LD have ahead of yourselves. So glad you have a guy who knows what he's doing. Stay away from that nasty stuff and get your allergies under control.

Kelly said...

So glad to hear that your den is returning to normal. I wondered about the possibility of mold in there after all that water flooded it. Good thing you're married to a capable man that knows what he's doing and can fix the problem. Looks like he's already taking control of it. That's good. I think that is such a loving husband to take your mother to get her hair fixed and then take her to lunch all by himself. It's nice to know there are still good men in the world like that. Ha!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I cannot believe the amount of work that LD got through this past 4 days. Give him any extra hug. What a great man.

Angie said...

Glad to hear you are finally feeling better. Being sick is NO FUN! Poor Louis Dean, sounds like he has had a job & a half. I'm always amazed at how well you all deal with life's little slip ups. I'd totally be freaking out. I'm just like that! Hope you all get everything under control soon and all the mess cleaned up.

Have a good week Linda!

Changes in the wind said...

Glad to know you are up and about. Being sick is just no fun. That flooding thing is a real mess. Good that you figured out what is causing it and he can fix it.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

So sorry you were sooooooo sick! It was food poisoning, I betcha'. -sigh-
Makes one afraid to eat out. -pout-

LD is a goooooooooooooood man!!!!! Sounds like "Uncle A." here. Able to tackle most any job. Handy Men! They are priceless!

Best of luck with all the stuff he has to do, to get your home snug and happy again, for your sinus and etc.

And you please keep taking it easy. Your body needs time to recoup, from being hit by nasty salmonella poisoning.

"Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them."

- Arnold Lobel

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better, Linda! I am also sorry to hear of your flooding! What a week it turned out to be for the two of you! (You are the poster couple for the term "when it rains, it pours!") The beauty of the whole thing is, you didn't let the circumstance bring you down! Your are just the coolest couple!
Well done, Mr Knight!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Carla said...

Dang that man is the energizer bunny. David is the same. Glad you're feeling better, the den is cleaned up and hopefully the problem is solved.
I wish you all good things this week!

Flora said...

Oh Linda... I feel so bad about the mess you had! but glad you are feeling better!!