I recently shared some photos from of my home on my personal Facebook page and I received so many nice comments about how pretty my house looks. This is so funny to me because, like so many of us, the photos I share online are carefully cropped and edited. If I take just one step back, you would get a much more accurate view of my (still) unpacked boxes and dirty floors. This blog is about focusing on the positive, so I try to zoom in on the beautiful things and block out some of the clutter and chaos for just a moment.
Today I want to share some of that chaos, the ugly, and a very real side of homeownership… It’s been a long night. I debated skipping a post today and getting some sleep, but I already felt bad for missing Friday’s scheduled post. I’ve shared a lot of pretty moments here as I settle into my new home, but it isn’t always flowers and new furniture.
I usually eat my breakfast while reading blogs, so I’ll try and be aware of that for this next bit. Last night after I got home from rehearsal I saw that both of my pets had rough/sick days… Allllll over my bedding. Gross. First, I stripped down the bedding to launder it. Then I got a bath ready for Daisy to get her cleaned up. I remembered that it was Sunday and I needed to pull together some kind of blog post, so I went downstairs to my computer and saw water all over my basement floor and continuing to spread. Yaaaay.
Obviously I freaked out. I called my mom and my brother, convinced that I had somehow broken my house. They live nearly three hours away so when all this happens at midnight, I’m kinda on my own. That’s the one cruddy thing about owning a house, there isn’t a maintenance guy on call. So, I made a late night trip to Meijer and now I’m the proud owner of a rag mop/bucket. I spent my entire night mopping up all the water. Every towel I could find is soaked through. My voice is horse from rehearsal/blasting 80’s rock music. But at least my rain boots are cute…
Now that I’ve gotten things a little more under control, I was able to take a closer look and I’m pretty sure my outgoing sewer line is frozen or blocked. Yup. So that’s gross. I am exhausted, so I plan on taking a nap until businesses start to open up and then trying to figure out how to get this fixed. Any tips?