I just told you earlier this week that I had lots of plans of things to get done this week, but I got a little sidetracked to say the least.
I also wanted to write a blog post about choosing paint colors, because there are lots of walls around here full of paint sample blobs and the topic is on my mind (and I finally picked my colors!!).
One of my goals this week was to finish re-finishing my kitchen cabinets, and I’ve been using my dining room to work on all the doors.
In a cruel twist of fate, I was on the last side of ALL the doors, when I had to move the whole painting setup to the garage so that I could roll up the carpet here. Why, you may ask?!?!
The dining room is now blocked off to more efficiently pull the moisture out of the wood floor to try to save it (so it doesn’t have to be replaced and can just be repaired).
A few nights ago, I noticed water coming out of the wall in my garage. I checked every appliance in my house and every bathroom and couldn’t find a place where water was emerging.
But I did find water damage on the wall in the pantry, which was very weird, since it isn’t a wet place. That led us on a goose chase, and we had an HVAC guy out to check if the HVAC was leaking from the attic, but nope…
Turns out, when we moved into this house, 3 weeks ago from Saturday, the washer hose got plugged in without a very important washer. Whenever water went through that hose, the washer that made the hose connection tight was missing, so water just poured out into the drip pan in the wall, and then into the walls…
And there are so many walls connecting right here. That’s my dining room floor you can see through my laundry room right there, and my pantry floor to the right, and my garage floor to the left … See what I’m saying?! So many walls!!!
What I’m Doing Instead of Crying
This Water Lalapalooza 2016 has taken my week. Most of my plans have been tossed aside. Every day I can get one or two of the most important things done if I stay focused. Sometimes I just want to sit and cry, because I’m not even un-packed yet and this feels like the final straw, but what would falling apart do for me??
Life happens. We can count on things not going according to plan, and not in a dooms-day sort of way all the time. Sometimes good things take us off track too.
When life happens, we take the detour (because, well, we don’t always have a choice!). BUT, we get back en route when we can and we do what we can on the way.
I’m changing my plans with the rest of the week. While the de-humidifier and crazy-LOUD fans are running inside tomorrow, I’m going to go outside and spray paint a few things I’ll be re-purposing for the tops of my cabinets. I’m also going to straighten the garage so I have more room out there to work on some projects. That wasn’t what I planned on finishing this week, but it is productive too and I’ll take a win. Sometimes it’s just about Doing What You Can Do.
How’s your week going? As expected? Better??
Wishing you lots of smooth happy organizing ahead, or at least the ability to deal with whatever comes your way!
From my home to yours,