…or, does anyone have the instructions for building an ark???

Yes, we got about 11inches of rain in 24 hours so along with much of the midwest I have a flood again in my “garden level”.  I am thinking it needs to become the “pool level” and soon.

This time the water really won big time!  Carpeting, much of the dry wall, cabinetry, woodwork, and some furniture were all casualties of the “Big Rain of 2008”.

I have a whole new frustration with the morons insurance agents.  My insurance company tells me that it is my  condo developments problem – and it will be unless the water was running in from the windows.  Condo insurance says that we (the condo asses association) are not paying for content damage, that is in the realm of the individual policy holder.  Yeah.  End result is not good for any of us home owners.

The one bright spot in all of this is that I am not located in a city that lies along the Mississippi – if you do happen to live in one of those flooded areas, you have my sympathies and more!  I do have space on the sofa in my living room if you should happen to need a place to lay your head!!

As you can see, I am really failing at the time management piece of my life in a big way!  Work and flood has been consuming my life!

Add to that trying to keep up with teen aged children and pets… oy!  I have put in my request for 48 hour days so that I can manage to find at least 8 hours in which to sleep!

On top of all of this – I have received 2 swap packages that I am most lax in posting about!  I will attempt to upload photos later today – that is if I can find the cord for my camera!!

First off was my most amazing package from my May Day Swap pal!  (Who also happened to be my Special Swap Pal!!)  In my package were the most gorgeous socks knit from Dream In Color Smooshy sock yarn.  Oh. My. Goodness.  These socks make my feet want to sing (can you hear “Oh Sweet Mysteries of Life” in the background????) Yeah, they are that amazing!  Keri, I love them!  Add to that the great gifties that she included in the package – yowza!  As if the socks were not enough (and trust me, they are!!) She sent me a skein of Smooshy for my stash!  Some dark chocolates to pamper my sweet tooth, some Burts Bees Hand Creme, and the most wonderful “Sock Bag” that she made!  A phenomenal package!!  Thank you, Thank you!

Then, Keri sent me my Sweet Swap package – and again, she has spoiled me completely!  Tucked inside of a lovely sea grass basket were some incredibly sweet treats!  A group of lovely wash cloths, some Numi teas (I love Numi Tea!!) some more dark chocolate (much needed with all the chaos going on here – when in chaos, each chocolate!!),  a sweet smelling candle, some gorgeous amber colored honey to sweeten my tea, a   beautiful mug, and some gorgeous indie dyed sock yarn – Miss Babs in the “Yummy” colorway.  A very sweet and yummy package indeed!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Keri!

I am still in communication with my released child – things are moving along smoothly.  So, even with chaos in my house – there is peace and joy in my soul!

Yesterday, I took some time out to head over to see The Divine Miss Beth in Howell to celebrate Summer Solstice with a bit of a spinning break!  Jillian was there as well, so I was in the Zone of Fun!  There was plenty of spinning time – I even got to spin on her Jensen.  Wow.  There are not words to describe – but there may have been some singing.  Yeah.  Nice wheel.  Lots of fun people – lots!  Even Abby graced us with her presence!!  She gave an impromptu spindling lesson to Sandy – and watching the fiber dance from Abby’s fingers is pure magic!  Truly a nice break and a beautiful start to the summer!

And speaking of breaks, I think that I have had enough of one.  Time to get to work – housework!  Have a great Sunday all!

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