And not a drop to drink. I can relate to The Ancient Mariner.
The Holler flooded with nice cold drinking water while we were away visiting the baby grand-twins. A faulty refrigerator filter was the culprit. There are 84 industrial fans and scores of dehumidifiers running our electrical bill through the roof. We do, thankfully, have insurance.
The damage is legion,
causing me to dream at night of waves,
and sea creatures.
When the dream waves became violent,
and the creatures creepy,
I knew it was time for a change of scenery. (We are thankful for family members willing to stay and monitor The Holler).
So now we are in the desert, where the temperatures are hovering around 105F which is cool for summer in the desert and thunderstorms are in the forecast. I love the desert in the summer, and in all the years I have been coming here, I have never seen a summer desert thunderstorm. The clouds are forming and I can’t wait! So, bring on the water….
Cheers to you from the soon to be sodden desert~
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Oh no! 🙁
Yes, I probably used more indelicate words……
I SAID IT IN CAPS – OH NO
Yep, that sums it up perfectly. My husband’s verbiage was a bit more, errr, colorful 😉
LOL, I bet!
That must have been a huge shock! Good thing you have insurance; I hope your place can be restored. A desert thunderstorm would definitely be an experience!
The thunderstorm triumphed uber alles. Than you Audrey.
Oh if only we could have moderation in all things. I’m sorry for you with the flooding. What nightmares you must really be having!
It is getting much better, mostly from hearing from people like you <3
Oh Cindy how awful! It must have been a huge shock to come home to. Wishing a speedy home recovery. Enjoy the desert.
Love to you Alison.
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A faulty fridge flooded Cindy and her husband’s home. She dreamt of the sea and they went to the desert.
Love to you Patricia.
I hope things are drying nicely Cindy. I saw the first photograph and thought they were all pet carriers and I wondered ‘Just how many cats does she have?’.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Cracking up…..So great!! My mother thought they were the worker’s lunch boxes
On this level you are dealing with a nasty situation most elegantly. Such beautiful ocean shots! I hope all will be back to normal on your return.
I appreciate you Anne.
What a thing to come home to! I hope you get everything put back together soon. Have fun drying out in the desert!
Thank you & cheers too <3
That’s horrible. Drying everything out is a nightmare.
Yep. I it is, but of course, it could be worse.
I’m so sorry, Cindy. Hopefully it is all cleaned up. I love that you’ve made lemonade out of lemons conjuring up your beautiful water images. 🙂
Thank you Jane. I love the sea and water. This will not change that <3
Loads of work but I hope everything settles down soon. ☘
I love my blogging friends. You are awesome.
🙂 Love to you. 👍
Oh dear! All the best wishes for the repair works! But, well, I was “only” fresh water after all: Reminds me of the shock I got when I once opened my office doors in the morning to find half of the floor covered with – raw sewage. Those are not memories I am very fond of … But that’s history now, as your misfortune soon will be, too.
Exactly! Our toilets didn’t overflow.
I don’t want to even imagine what that was like. So sorry you had to experience it.
And you are right, if I over reacted to this, I wouldn’t be able to handle all the truly tough stuff in life.
Oh Cindy, that’s just nasty. I hope that your desert dreams presage the reality of a dry home. So sorry to hear. Good luck with all the clean-up, repairs, and other issues.
“I hope that your desert dreams presage the reality of a dry home.”
So beautifully said Lynette. Thank you <3
We had a toilet go crazy once and had to call serve-pro, they are their own kind of heroes. Our hearts go out to you. Hugs
Oh yes, they did mention, “Be grateful it was clean water!” <3
😱 Oh no! How awful. Hope everything is back to normal sooner rather than later.
Thank you Cathy. The response team has been really amazing.
Thank you for sharing your experiences… and good luck in your new desert experience. Hugs.
Hugs and appreciation back to you Isabel <3
So sorry to hear you had to come home to this Cindy and it sounds as if you’re in good hands with all the help you’re getting. Here’s wishing the Holler and you a swift recovery and enjoy your time in the desert 🤗💖🍀
Grazie mille. The desert in summer is the perfect antidote, so still and silent and scorching. Rain evaporates in seconds.
Such a bad experience to come home to, Cindy. Great that you have an insurance, as this will be very expensive to restore.
Enjoy your dessert trip 🙂
Thank you sincerely Irene <3
Sorry to hear about your flood. Glad you have helpers.. Stay safe in the desert. 😊
Thank you & be well <3
Sodden desert – not two words you usually see together!
An accurate oxymoron perhaps?
Sorry that your kitchen got flooded! Insurance can never compensate for the hassle!
The hassle is a challenge, that sweet little filter flooded the entire house. If it was just the kitchen, I would order room service 😉
Um, it never rains but it pours? Did you take your kayak 😀
Laughing……dang no, it was packed up. I’ll have to swim…..
I’m so sorry about the flooding.
Thank you Sharon & be well my friend <3
Such a shame. I do hope the damage is not too devastating, and thank goodness it was clean water
Exactly! Things can usually be much worse <3
sieht aus wie Sommer, schön, hoffe, du bist gut gestartet?
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Sommer, mein Freund.
so soll es sein, alles Gute
es wird alles gut
so machen wir es
Oh dear. Not something you want to come home to. Enjoy the desert!!
Thank you Darlene. The desert has a way of baking your cares away.
So sorry for the mess!! I hope it all gets restored soon.
Herbert the cat was very displeased. He loves it here in the desert though….
Cindy, So sorry about your home flooding. Good that you decided to get away in the dessert while your home is drying out. You seem to still be able to keep a sence of humor through all this!
I know, you know well Gary, how humour is often the thing that keeps us afloat <3
Yep…Life throws us challenges and not much we can do but go with the flow and try to make the best of it!
You get it Gary.
OUCH and HOLY CRAP! Good luck with the repairs. … but beautiful ocean pics.
Thank you Frank <3
So sorry to hear about your flood. What a thing to come home to!
I will never drink refrigerator water again 😉
What a stressful time for you. I am so glad you were insured.
Thank you & cheers to <3
Been there and have two things to say. The fans do work and you have a great attitude about this!
I did ask, “Will it ever dry out?”
I was assured it would, and you just corroborated this,
OMIGOSH, how awful! Thank goodness for insurance and family! So sorry!
Thank you Linda. Good people like you lift us up.
You came just in time for monsoon! Looks like it’s going to be a good one this year, too. 🙂
I hope so. There is a dried pond where we are staying and of course there are the flood control channels. I would love to see the monsoon and the plants and animal reactions <3
Oh Lord! I can only imagine! Water damage can be just as bad as fire; ironically. I hope it didn’t wick up into the home’s framing. And thank Goodness it is Summer. You said you go to the desert vs. where your house was flooded out? Hopefully where the water damage is that it is not humid. We now live in the middle of a delta; humid Summers. But we are moving to Arizona next year; dry – but Summer is their monsoon season; when it rains…it pours.
Well…it looks like you did all the things to take care of the flooding, but I feel bad you went through that; unexpected and shocking.
Thanks for still finding time to let us see the trial; and the beauty of nature, too – though there are awful hardship.
Blessing and peace to you…Glad you’re in a good place.
What thoughtful and touching comments Ian, very comforting too. Thank you. The water did wick up the walls so the lower walls and insulation are all removed, cabinetry is gone in many rooms. The tile flooring which is extensive is okay, but all the carpet is of course shot. The drying process has been going on for a week now, 5% remains stubborn. Our concrete slab foundation did not help matters. Blessings and peace back to you Ian and thank you for your sensitivity.
Oh my. I hope you can get everything back in order in short time.
Thank you Jerry. I hope so too.
So sorry to hear about the flooding in your house, it must have been quite a shock ! I hope everything will be back to normal soon.
Thanks much Gwennie & cheers <3
Oh my 😱!!! Water can be so destructive! I hope things get back to normal soon.
Thank you Darnell. It is remarkable how much damage water does to our modern houses. It goes everywhere and damage is more severe because our house is on a concrete slab.
Glad you have such a positive attitude. And life goes on with your usual heartfelt images.
Ahhh, thanks much Sally & cheers too <3
I am so sorry about the water sogged Holler. But I cannot wait for your desert storm story!
We have some rain, but it evaporates as soon as it hits the ground. The skies are threatening and T-storms are in the forecast so I am hopeful. It is still 105F even with the rain and clouds.
OH NO!! I hope it all dries out and the repairs are done and you get settled in at home soon.
Grazie mille. The repair time frame is two months and all our stuff is packed out so it will take a bit of time but is could certainly be much worse.
Wishing you all the best, Cindy. Glad to hear Herbert likes the desert, too.
Thank you Susan. Poor Herbert did NOT like the flood. The desert and it’s lizards are more to his liking.
Sorry about the water leak and damage. Thank goodness for insurance and a change of scenery. I hope you get that desert storm!
Thanks Brad. The skies are grey and threatening and there was thunder so I am hopeful.
Those floods are not fun. We’ve had two. One when the furnace fuse blew in the middle of a very cold winter and the pipes froze. We were away at the time. The other time the water heater went. It was less of a problem. We survived but it wasn’t easy.
Yikes! Twice seems truly terrible. So sorry <3
Two was quite enough.
Leslie xoxo 😉
Water running into the house is a horrifying sight. We’ve only had it happen a few times, but it is such a feeling of helplessness when you have water in the house where it doesn’t belong. I hope it dries out really soon.
Oh, I am sorry you have experienced this. It is so destructive, especially when it was running for days and affects almost the entire house.
I understand what the poet thought when he said, “water, water, everywhere, not a drop to drink.”
Your pictures make sense. 🙂
How terrible! I hope you didn’t lose anything. Praying for speedy return to normal.
So wonderful to get this comment from you. Thank you.
Mit den Wasser, wir brauchen Regen. Alles ist zu trocken. Freundliche Grüsse, Wolfgang
Ich kenne. Das Wetter sagt uns, was wir nicht hören wollen.
oh, that must’ve been a big surprise. Glad you have insurance, at least.
A desert thunderstorm…. that must be interesting.
Yes, it was quite a surprise. The summer desert thunderstorm was unprecedented and amazing.
What a nightmare. I don’t blame you for fleeing the destruction/reconstruction. Keep telling yourself, “This, too, shall pass.” 😉 <3
And of course, it will pass. Like everything negative. Thank you Eliza <3
Ouch, that hurts. I hope the memories are safe. Someone’s bathtub overflowed once and ruined all my photo albums. I can’t imagine an actual flood.
Here’s to better days!
Well, you have just given me another reason to be grateful. All the photos are safe. Losing photos is like losing memories, terrible. I empathize.
Uch about the damage the faulty filter caused. We have a water filter in our fridge. It makes me nervous as our fridge ages. However, I won’t buy water in plastic bottles, and I do like the cold water and ice cubes.
Perhaps I’ll switch to another system. I don’t like Brita because I throw too, many filters in the trash. It’s almost as bad as plastic bottles. I used to take my filters in, and they would refurbish them. That place is gone. I’m keeping all the filters until I can find another place.
The crazy thing is, if we hadn’t made such a polluted mess of our planet, we wouldn’t need to filter our water and then throw filters away.
“The crazy thing is, if we hadn’t made such a polluted mess of our planet, we wouldn’t need to filter our water and then throw filters away.”
You are Canadian, I always thought your water was clean, like your country, you know an example for Americans about how to protect North America.
In San Diego and environs, our water comes through aqueducts through all of California, before it gets to us, over the aqueduct, out of LA. San Diego has such bad water that the state government sends us annual reports clarifying it is super safe to drink. Since it tastes so awful, they need to assure us, that it isn’t killing us to drink it. And since it is a scarce commodity in SoCal, they charge us a lot to drink it. Hence, the need for water filters…..
It is a conundrum, isn’t it, no plastic water bottles, no refrigerator filters, no ability to drink clean water, even in Toronto.
We humans have done such a good job on this planet, haven’t we…
Humans have also made quite a mess of this world.
Oh, dear. A friend of mine had a similar thing happen and her insurance asked all kinds of questions. “When did you have your refrigerator last serviced?” “Have you had any problems before this?” “How old is your refrigerator?” It turned out that since it was 12 years old, 2 years past when they thought it should have been replaced, they didn’t cover the damages, even though this was the first issue they had ever had. I hope yours has a happier ending.
Oh, that is so awful and so predictable.
Who knew insurance companies care about profit, not us?
Immediately, I want to sic myself on your friends insurance company.
I am a nice person generally, except when people do this to other people.
The inconvenience is surely heavy but I hope the monetary damages are minimal. Take care and no anxiety — please — even though I could surely understand how anxious one can get when things go astray.
Yep, the anxiety is there. I think it is the idea of potentially losing your home, how vulnerable you really are. It bugs me that it bugs me.
I think that we were meant to be bugged by these things. Memory serves several purposes (as you well know), but, one of the main purposes (in my opinion) is to avoid future dangers. A clogged water filter surely is not a man-eating tiger creeping up behind you but look at the anguish it has caused. Probably the first question you will ask yourself before the next trip is “When was the last time the filter on the fridge replaced?”
Now we are looking suspiciously at our water heater……
Oh, no! I hope it gets repaired soon- on the plus side, rain in the desert, cool!
Yes, thank you. The evaporating rain in the desert is very cool.
Oh my, Cindy, what a drag!! We went to Mexico for three weeks four years ago and the hot water line in our newly constructed master broke causing a hot underwater lake under the house. Steam rose from the vents. My daughter lived with us at the time but didn’t know. We have PG&E for heat so both that and the water bill were quite high! Luckily the contractor fixed everything free. What a mess for you, but sounds like you are enjoying the desert thunderstorms. Take care!
I can suddenly totally relate. It just recently dawned on me that the water company is going to be an issue.
Oh no. Bummer.
Yep. Thank you. The desert thunderstorm was epic though.
What a mess – I feel for your loss. A sister had a faulty ice-maker and it flooded the kitchen but she was home (sleeping) and able to stop it before it became a real disaster.
We feel like that person who closed the barn door after the horses escaped
YIKES!! This is when courage is tested. You have used your frustration to build a wonderful visual story. I love this post. Even in the most difficult circumstances, your enthusiasm for life shines through. Hugs!
Prescient Rebecca. This is small stuff. Life always gets much tougher.
Wise words, my dear friend.
Egads, what a mess! All because of one refrigerator? I hope your house gets back to normal soon.
I lived for two decades in Reno where summer thunderstorms are common in that high desert region. Many of the storms were extremely violent and caused us to seek shelter indoors. Sometimes we would get electrical storms without rain that were quite unnerving, but the ones with strong winds and heavy precipitation were most scary.
The desert is not a forgiving place. But it’s power puts us in our place.
Gosh, Cindy, what a nightmare for you and your family! I’m so sorry for the damages – they look truly ominous. Hopefully, things will get back to normal before too long.
Thankfully, you have the desert.Try to enjoy. Take marvelous pictures.
Thinking of you.
BTW, how are the twin grandbabies?
Oh, the grandbabies! Just pure love. Love to you and Pretty <3
Ugh…sorry to hear about the fridge filter accident. 🙁 The same thing happened to us once when we took for a 6 week trip. Your ocean photos are gorgeous and calming though! x
It is remarkable to hear how many people have experienced this. It is encouraging. Thank you Teresa <3
I am so sorry about the flooding and I hope the desert assuages the watery nightmares.
It is people like you who are assuaging. Than you <3
I like water but not when flooded 🙂 Others look wonderful!
Water is good, especially in drought prone California, but there is sometimes, too much of a good thing.
I CAN’T wait to see your storm pictures!
I have never seen a storm in the desert in the summer. It dropped the temp from 106F to a balmy 89F. The rain moved in sheets on the really high mountains. We watched it fascinated. I took photos, but I don’t know how they will turn out. The desert in the summer is subtle, still, quiet, pastels. The storm turned it grey. I watched two palm trees that were about twenty feet apart in the same area for a good while. One was being whipped about like in a hurricane. The other barely moved. I have no idea why.
I love just this description Cindy. Thank you! I am lucky, I have been “to” a dessert, walked it in 119 temps. I loved it. Was so surprised at how beautiful it was. You are very descriptive.
That is so synchronistic. My kids and I were just talking about how we hiked The Calcite Mine Trail when it was 119F one summer. 119F gets your serious attention, the same way -50F does. Hiking that trail was a surreal experience. We only did a portion of it. A patrolling deputy saw us driving to the trail and drove back to check on us, to make sure we came out. I still remember how nice and concerned he was. It is remarkable we both walked in this exact temp. I don’t think too many people have….
I don’t think so either. And that the hikes made an impression on us. My husband had just donated his kidney for his brother. We could not fly home for 2 weeks due to the surgery required. We couldn’t do anything ‘strenuous’. Neither of us felt the 119 degree hike was strenuous.
THe deputy you speak of is top notch!
My kids were young and they did it easily so I agree with you. Your husband sounds awesome <3
My husband is an amazing man Cindy. Thank you 🙂 . <3
I’m so sorry, Cindy!
Ahh, so kind of you Ann. Thank you <3
What a shock…Cincy. 84 industrial fans!
Glad to hear thunderstorm is coming.
It is here! Rain, thunder and lightning in the summer in the Sonoran Desert! Who’d have thunk? Love it!
Wow… We need rain and thunder storm here. 🙂
The storm came. The thunder was so impressive, but everything was grey on grey, so I don’t know how the photos will be. But it was amazing to watch the sheets of rain move over the steep hot rocky mountains. Big fat droplets of rain evaporated seconds after they hit the ground. It was 112F even with the clouds and rain. Loved seeing this.
I’m so sorry this happened to you. What a mess! I have a friend who just experienced this. And we experienced a bit of it a few years ago although without a lot of damage. That is the reason we purchased our new refrigerator without water or ice dispensers in the door. Our children think we are very old-fashioned, but I’d rather avoid a future problem.
We are not connecting that water line to our frig ever again! I have now developed a major phobia about refrigerator water filters. I was actually the one to walk in and see the nice cold water burbling happily out of the refrigerator. I think the insurance company needs to cover my mental health treatment, preferably with a very nice therapist in Alaska. They don’t need water filters in Alaska and the water is already refrigerated.
I think the insurance company should cover your mental health treatment, too! Even though our children think we’re absolutely backwards and back woods, we don’t need a water filter here. We’re on a well that is very deep, and the water is known as “blue rock” mountain water. Very cold and fresh.
Ahhhh, I am envious. Bring on backwards and backwoods, and NO Filters!
Well, we do have an all-house water filter that has to be changed once a year. It’s under the house, so I call the plumber to come change it. 🙂
Cindy, lately you experience a lot of extreme events. However it looks you do not give up and your posts are pretty optimistic.
Yep, thank you Alexander, life is absurd, and so am I.
It is only way to stay alive and safe in our crazy World. Sense of humor and laugh help us to survive. 😀
Amen. Laughter keeps us sane.
That would give me tidal wave nightmares too. I was worried about my hot water heater buried behind my closet. I’d never know it was leaking until my son found a monitor to hook up to it that would let me know before the floor was saturated. I don’t have one on the fridge line though. Chewing fingernails now.;/ Scary. And so you go to the desert and bring water there too. 😉 You have the touch. Come here for a visit. We can use the rain. 😉
Laughing….It is important to put monitors on everything, except of course ourselves. God forbid if anyone monitored me! I am now thinking about our water bill…..Insurance says they will cover our electrical excesses. They think the electrical company will send out a monitor to find out why we have suddenly used enough electricity to supply a small city. But the water!!! Oh, no! I didn’t ask to have the water overage covered! And the water district monitor will probably come! In California they take water overuse very seriously. In our case the monitor will probably come out and imprison Jim. I will explain it was his fault, not mine. I wouldn’t do well in jail.
I like how you look at things, Cindy. I do know how serious they are about water out there. I’m giggling here at the thought of you pointing the guilty finger at Jim. That’s what you keep them around for, right? 🙂
He is such a good guy…..He still has the “Caution German Driver,” bumper sticker on his car…..
Wow. I never imagined that a refrigerator filter could malfunction and cause flooding! Glad that your insurance will cover the damage but too bad that you have to deal with it at all. And the humor in your blog shows you are handling it well! Good luck getting everything back to normal quickly!
Ahhh, thank you my friend. Life is pretty absurd much of the time, so humour is my good friend.
So sorry to hear your news, Cindy. I hope that everything gets sorted out smoothly. Meanwhile, funny to read your mention of thunderstorms. I am typing this at 04:49 in the morning, being kept awake by an almighty summer storm of thunder, lightening and huge downfalls. But it’s all good – I love dramatic weather! X
I love drama in movies and weather, but not my personal life. It IS thunderstorming here too. Imagine that, you and I experiencing the exact same weather at the exact same time, me in the Sonoran Desert and you in Scotland! Global warming is really something!
Incredible! And isn’t it great to be able to communicate instantly so that we can even know what we are sharing! Sending many hugs across the crackly airwaves 😀⛈
Hugs back to you sweet lady <3
Oh no, Cindy, what a thing to happen. Thank goodness you have insurance and can stay away until all is fixed. xxx
Thank you Adele. The restoration will take months and we will be returning soon. It will be an interesting couple of months. I appreciate your kindness my friend <3
Hope everything is going okay. <3
Thank you. Progress is occurring. <3
Oh, no! I have heard that flowers bloom in the desert after it rains. Are you camera ready?
Oh yes! If they bloom, you shall see it, although blooming usually occurs in spring when the temperatures are much cooler.
If anyone can get a good photo, it is you!
So kind & so appreciated <3
I am sorry about water damage. I hope you will be able to repair soon. Enjoy your stay in the desert and send us pictures.
Very thoughtful Beverly. Thank you <3
Oh my gosh! We had similar some year ago. A whole house was flooded through a dripping faucet. It was in winter and as we visited the house there was nothing than ice, overall. I feel with you. Best wishes, Michael
I am so sorry you had to go through this. It is disorienting isn’t it. So much ruined and everything packed up on an emergency basis so there is no access to your things. I have no access to my calendar which is one of the most difficult things. I have no idea what commitments I am missing. Once again very sorry you went through this. I can’t even imagine the trauma of finding your house full of ice.
Cindy, I’m so sorry your beautiful Holler got flooded, but I’m glad it’s being mended. And how fortuitous, having a place to escape to AND having friends to supervise the repairs. Hang in there, my friend!
I <3 my friends like you Debbie. Thank you <3
I’m so sorry for the flooded Holler…
The picture with the lonely jumping dolphin is so wonderfu…
Ahhh, I am so glad you like that dolphin. It was mid-ocean and the dolphin represented total freedom to me. Thank you for noticing <3
Oh no! What a terrible, terrible mess. We’ve known people with similar damage. That water is pervasive, quickly followed by mold. I’m sorry. I’m happy to hear you have help and insurance, but oh what a drag.
I love that dolphin photo! Sending light and love your way.
Sending light, love and gratefulness back to you for you kindness my friend <3
What a shock that must have been (to come home to), Cindy.
Thank goodness you have insurance, but insurance in no way would have replaced your photos if you’d lost those. Hopefully your home will be back to normal very soon.
Thank you for understand and caring Vicki. You are much appreciated <3
Well shucks. Not a very welcoming homecoming for you all. I’m gad you’re getting things dried and sorted out. Bless your hearts. I hope the repairs will go swiftly.
Your ocean photos are breathtaking.
I love my blogging friends. Your kindness is uplifting. Thank you <3
Wow sorry to read of your water damage, Cindy. I’m glad to read that you are insured, and hopefully things will be back to as before soon. On the upside, even in that state I can see you have a lovely and spacious kitchen, haha! I like the design of your window shutters as well, with the hinges at the top. The seascapes are gorgeous! Cheers!
You are like me Halim, you notice design features. Hope all is well with you my friend and thank you for your concern <3
What a sad, sorrowful situation, Cindy. Had to laugh, as you fled the water to an opposite extreme (the desert). 😄 Hope all will be well for you soon. Hugs Cuz 🐳
Hugs cuz and thank you. We’re heading home to the chaos tomorrow! Hope all is well with you <3
I’m so sorry for you Cindy. Hope, everything is fixed up again soon. Thinking of you with love ❤️❤️❤️
Awwww, friends like you are why I love blogging <3 Thank you & happy weekend!
💯 % the same 😍 Yes, friends like you are why life is worth living 🤗
Oh no! As one who’s been there, I’m just thankful you’ve got plenty of help and support…and insurance!
Thank you! It could, like most things in life, be much worse <3
Oh no, Cindy! What a terrible thing to go back to after a lovely visit. I’m glad you were able to escape to someplace dry. Hugs on the wing!
Happy Weekend and thanks much Teagan <3
Oh no! I don’t know what is worse…the flooding or the thought of all that precious water gone to waste! I hope everything will be better soon.
You sound like a true Californian! We haven’t heard from the water company yet. I imagine it will be a grim experience.
Hope all dries out at home. Since it’s being taken care of, just try to forget it.
Yep. It could always be much worse & thank you <3
Hope the damage is minimal, at least monetary wise.
That yellow&reddish mass looks creepy indeed 🙂
Pretty, but creepy if you come in contact with his nettles in the water. He’s a Pacific Sea Nettle.
Oh I didn’t recognize the Nettle. He is pretty.
They really are beautiful, especially when you are not in the water with them!
Haha I bet.
Hope your house is dried and cleaned up by now. One never knows where disaster might come from.
Thanks my friend. The repair estimate is 3 months. There is extensive damage.
Oh my goodness… that’s much worse than I imagined. Some things are probably not safe anymore and have to be replaced… So so sorry 🙁
Thank you Inese. I am realizing that as long as I have shelter and my family is safe, nothing else matters much. <3
That’s also true <3
What a horror story! I like the yellow and red creepy sea creature!
I like him too. He was gorgeous. He’s a Pacific Sea Nettle.
I’m so sorry you are going through this Cindy. I always worry about water damage when we go away. Thank goodness though for insurance. Enjoy those babies and things will get better.
Thank you Michele. They will!
Wow, what a mess, Cindy! So glad ya’ll have insurance, but still! And from a filter no less! Like your interspersed oceans images! Thought for a minute you’d landed in Galveston 🙂 Hope ya’ll recover soon; gonna go to your desert post now, looks tempting 😊
I need to visit Texas.
And looks like the summer heat here is just right for you! 😊 It’ll actually probably feel humid to you, coming from the desert, but when we moved here from Galveston, we had to use creams on our skin the first few years, lol! 🙂
Wow! The humidity is great for the skin. 😉
It is! All my life I’d just thought it was yukky, lol, and turned out to have something good ‘bout it 😊
I’ve have problems with flooding in a flat before, someone two floors above was having a new shower room fitted and the plumber hadn’t turned off the water, they flooded out the three flats shower rooms below before he realised.
oh no that really bites Cindy!
Yep, we are now in the restoration phase…..
there always seems to be something or someone conspiring against our happiness Cindy.
Hope everything gets back to normal soon!
You are kind. I am super aware this is a minor issue in terms of the more challenging things that will inevitably come. Thank you for caring.
So sorry about the deluge. 🙁 We’ve been in your situation too. It is such a pain. But I hope your insurance comes through and you can rebuild/renovate.
Thank you Patti, and I am sorry your experienced this.
Cindy, unfortunately, I can relate to this one all too well. My electric bill sent shock waves through me.
I’m glad you had some time with those twins. That must have been delightful as I can feel the beam from your smile over here… xx
Yes, they are so sweet, just like all babies, but it is incredible to have twins, twice the love <3 <3
Enjoy them as I know you will. <3 <3
Love to you Lea <3
And to you, Cindy. <3
It must have been extra stressing not being able to be straight at the place of chaos.
Hopefully now after some days of drying it shows the damage was not too bad.
Concerning the clean drinkable water we should all be aware that this is going to be a serious problem in the near future. It is high time we do something against the global warming, waste and pollution.
Love and enjoy your beautiful surroundings and thank you very much for sharing those lovely places and creatures of nature with the rest of the world.
I couldn’t agree with you more Marcus. Thank you. Too many powerful humans are utterly irresponsible stewards of our planet. It is past the time for us to stop them.
Though we could try to unmask some of those misleaders and show to others the necessity to take action.
Yes. But this is now very hard to do in my country. We are all citizens of the world.
Dang, Cindy. That’s gotta hurt. Hopefully everything is soon back to normal.
So wonderful to hear from you! The rebuilding process is pretty laborious and time consuming, but it could always be worse. Hope everything is going well with you & thank you for stopping by & saying hi!