Sunday, October 2, 2011

Flash Flood

Last Wednesday night we had an insane thunderstorm. The pets and I stayed up in the front room waiting for Zach to make it home on the flooded streets admist an insane lightning storm with 45+ mph gusting winds. FINALLY after about 20 extra minutes of drive time he gets home only to discover that our back room ( the converted garage) was entirely flooded with at least an inch of water.

We spent the remainder of the night moving stuff out of that room. Putting the furniture up on wood chunks and shop vac-ing the carpet. After dumping the full shop vac out at least 4 times we decided the floor was as dry as we would get it at that point. At least there were no puddles. The next day our friend Kyle brought us a dehumidifier and we had 3 fans set up. The carpet is just now mostly dry however it is now crusty and our house smells extremely of mildew. So sad to say that hideous brown and now crunchy shag carpet has to go.

We decided home depot was our best bet since we still have some gift cards from the wedding. I am kind of bummed we have to use them because we had been saving them for my new countertops. Sadly that is now pushed back in to the way distant future. The carpet is an absolute necessity though and I think the room will look way better with fresh new carpet. We went with a pretty basic patterned carpet and got a pretty good price for it. I am pretty excited about it now although it will probably be almost three weeks before we can actually get it installed. They are coming to measure on Thursday, then it will take about another two weeks for the install.
Here is the sample of the carpet in the color we chose. Skyline Steel.

Zach also spent a lot of time the past few days digging a trench and filling it with rock in the back yard as well as doing the whole flower bed next to the back door with rock. So hopefully we have enough drainage back there now and our room will not flood again!

Fall Nails

Well I managed to spend all of my birthday money in one day! I knew otherwise it would get spent on food or something.

I got a new mermaid at the neptune festival to add to our collection in the kitchen. I will add a picture once it is hung.

I also got some MAC makeup. I desperately needed to replace my All that Glitters eye shadow and my Painterly Paint Pot. Which were entirely used up. Considering I got the old ones right before my wedding though I would say they definitely lasted. I also got a new shadow Quarry. However when I got home I discovered they had given me a bright purple instead. So now I have to go exchange that.

I also got new OPI nail polish of course. Including French Quarter for Your Thoughts, and three others which I can't think of the names off the top of my head... however I did a french with two of them, and my toes in the other.
I love it. So fall. It is kind of a mocha brown color with a more mauve sparkly tip.

My parents are taking Zach and I out tonight for my birthday. I still haven't decided where I want to go to eat. It will be fun no matter where we go I am sure. The birthday card Zach got me was really funny. I love it, so I must share.