Friday, December 02, 2011

Wet & Wild

So, the damage control people have now been and gone. They removed the nasty, wet padding under the carpet. The carpet itself they say is OK and not mildewy, which is good. There are now three fans and a giant dehumidifier in the affected rooms to get everything dried out, which will probably take a few days.

Of course, they had to move much of the furniture out of said rooms, including eight bookcases and several hundred books, as well as my dresser and most of the contents of one storage closet, so there's now barely room to walk around here. Both my bed and the spare bed are still in the wet rooms, however, mainly owing to the fact that there was nowhere else to put them, so it looks like I'm sleeping on the couch for a while. Yep, the fun never ends around here!

Someone recently told me that my tribulations reminded them of this. I must say, it's beginning to look more relevant all the time.


  1. I'm sorry to hear of your tribulations, but what you have linked to is a thing of genius.

  2. It is pretty great, isn't it?

  3. I don't expect the carpet guys were too happy, either, when they saw all the bookshelves they had to move. :)

  4. They were actually pretty cool about it. I'd moved some of the books off beforehand, but had left others, because I wasn't sure exactly how many of the shelves they were going to have to move. While I wasn't paying attention, one of the guys took the books from another bookcase and put then next to the ones I'd removed before. When I walked back into the room, he pointed out that he'd been careful to keep them all in order, and told me exactly which shelves he'd started and stopped with. Points to that guy!