So we had 2 power outages last week. And it totally never occurred to me that our sump pumps wouldn’t work… until my mom mentioned it. That was a total DUH moment for me! In the 6 years I’ve lived here we’ve never had a power outage lasting longer than an hour or 2. And never during a record-breaking storm surge.
I felt like the Little Dutch Boy today. Didn’t he stick his finger in a dike? Boy does THAT sound WRONG. But I kinda did it earlier today. We got slammed with a very wet and windy Nor’Easter today, with a 3 foot storm surge. I was very worried our basement would flood again!
Today was unseasonably warm – it got up to 48° which meant I could spray paint the 4 remaining door panels for the AC boxes – HOORAY!!! Painting the 2 green ones by hand was tedious and took hours and made my hand cramp up from jabbing a dry brush into every single hole to make sure no paint was stuck.
Currently 2 of the 3 AC xox frames I made last March are wrapped in plastic to keep the cold out. I never knew how much air blew in through our [in-wall] ACs until last week during the bitter freeze. Brrrr! It made me realize we need insulated AC doors asap so between yesterday & today I built all 3 sets.
OK. I realize there are many situations where 4 hours can feel like 14: a really bad first date, a half day meeting at work, shopping. But today I’m talking about cleaning the basement. I hauled heavy shit into the “dump pile”, I cleaning off shelves that haven’t been cleaned in probably 20 years, I vacuumed cobwebs off the ceiling, and I cut up more than 100 boxes for recycling. O. M. G.
I am ALISON, aka Nine Dark Moons. Welcome to my little corner of the world! I hope you will stay a while & read some stories about my DIY projects, my creative exploits, and the adorable animals that cross my path.