The first sign I had that my Tea plant was flowering was the pair of fallen blooms underneath it. Which startled me because it's January. So I poked around a little more and found that this plant likes to hide its blossoms under leaves for the most part. This is unfortunate because we don't have … Continue reading Sneaky Little Blossoms
So, this was replaced a few days ago, but I hadn't gotten down into our muddy basement to take a photo of it yet. We have a... **drumroll**... NEW WATER HEATER! I love it, and I took a 45 minute shower before the water started to cool to something less than the surface of the … Continue reading Hot Water at Last
I hadn't been posting a lot about my garden because I've just been exhausted balancing life and work and kind of let it go. The tomatoes went crazy with a bumper crop, but our flooding covered them so I didn't feel it was wise to eat them. Septics overflowed, water filled the sewers... the works. … Continue reading Last of the Garden
We called and had someone come out to check out and repair our furnace and air conditioner after all the, well, water. Water in them, water around them, water everywhere. As soon as we realized we were flooding, we turned them off and cut power, but when I opened them after the water went down, … Continue reading Furnace and Air Conditioner Survived!
My in-laws were hit by the same storm, and thankfully my father-in-law was in town, not at home, or he would have lost his vehicle and been trapped. All photos taken by my husband. They lost their driveway. Doesn't look impressive here: But from this angle? It's completely destroyed. This is the 'culvert' under it. … Continue reading In-Laws Were Hit By the Flooding Too
My parents... were hit HARD by the most recent flood. The good thing is they were hit in 2014 too, and EVERYTHING valuable was moved out of the basement into the ground floor. Their basement, with two sump pumps, held out with no more than 8 inches of water. This is a shot they took … Continue reading And My Parents REALLY Flooded
Thursday September 13th, Southwest Wisconsin was SLAMMED with a storm that flooded all sorts of places. One of them was our house - mildly flooded. The other was my parents' house - very flooded. Right now I'm just talking about our house. Here was our backyard: Pretty muddy water: Water rushing down the hill across … Continue reading So, We Flooded
I may have mentioned in my last post that my husband drove in a terrible rainstorm to get Noah. It was one of several spread out over several days, and we've had extensive flooding where we are. Our house specifically is six or more feet above flood level - we're not likely to even get … Continue reading Did I Mention It’s Been Raining?
Crossing my fingers for all of my Madison friends and family. If you haven't heard, they've flooded, and it will likely rain heavily tonight and tomorrow. As of right now, my in-laws are still dry... but folks not even a half block down aren't. So this has caused no small amount of fretting and worrying … Continue reading Madison Flooded & Bunny News