Friday, May 7, 2010

The good Lord giveth, and he taketh away. (And hopefully giveth again)

I started this blog thinking it would be a fun place to document projects. People ask me at times how I have done something and I thought I could combine my newest hobby (photography) with my little bit older hobby (turning junk into something cool).

I mentioned in my first post the kitchen ceiling caving in. This is how it started, more about that later.

Well Tuesday night one of the children plugged up the toilet, it ran all night drenching my house including my newly drywalled basement with poo juice. Okay, okay I think most of it was clean water but when I say poo juice people make funny faces and I find that entertaining.

So now I think I'll blog my way through the restoration process (how do they get poo juice out from underneath hardwood floors anyway, kids put your shoes on!) Here are a few pics of some of the damage.

If you can contain your excitement I will show you my wavy wood floor tomorrow. Until then may your toilets flush properly.

Thanks to everyone who has helped us. We really appreciate it VERY MUCH!!

Feel free to comment.


  1. I love you Sue - I am laughing right now!
    I am so excited to "keep up" with you and your fam on a whole different level! I am sure I will learn a little something along the way....maybe I will blog about finishing our yard this year! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Holy COW! I will pray for your sanity. I am on pins and needles in anticipation for the poo ridden wood floor! Sounds thrilling. And BTW, Mel and I were at Lowes yesterday purchasing a pipe snake for a plugged toilet in my didn't work...I guess a plumber is my next move. Can't wait to find the "surprise" that is waiting to be fished out. EEW!

  3. You ARE funny, Sue. And too many people have had floods lately.

  4. Just found your blog, and love what you've done with bread boxes. I'm so so sorry to hear about your flooding. I must admit poo juice cracks me up too. I would say it for shock value too.

  5. I've read every single post and you are hilarious. Your water problem is WAY worse than mine. I like the tip to shut off the water when you go on vacation. I'm going to do that from now on if I can remember. That is one of my biggest shortcomings. Thanks for your comment on my little flood because I got to meet you and I'm totally following you!

    Oh, I just saw I'm on your Blogs I love list!!! What--I'm flattered!