Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wow Us Wednesday Link Party

Hello everyone! I am back on the blog, yes a bit late but it is still August right? I am doing better since school started, regaining my energy a bit, and it has been cooler here in hot AZ and that helps a lot! Have you seen the news with all the flooding here? Well I had one room flood a bit, it happened 3 different times actually, during all that rain we had. It was my craft room/office.

We live on a bit of a hill and that room is only an inch or so above ground level. There are 2 drains on the patio to keep the flooding from happening. The drains have worked wonderfully all these years as long as we keep them free from leaves; until this last month. The last big rain I watched as the water level started rising on the patio and began to creep up my arcadia door. I was determined I would somehow keep that water out no matter what. I gathered up all my towels and throw rugs and packed them around the bottom of the door.

Well of course the water was coming in anyway but I did slow it down. The kids were in cranky moods and fighting and I was at my wits end worrying over everything getting wet again in there. I was afraid mold might be a problem too with yet more moisture. Suddenly I had a thought......what if I used the toilet plunger on the drains?  Crazy idea I know but I grabbed it and went outside through a door on higher ground and plunged away on those drains.  The kids thought it was hilarious watch grandma out in the pouring rain wet all the way  though plunging away on those drains! I discovered one of them had a blockage of rocks and crayons! So that’s where the crayons went! Hmmmm….little stinkers :)  The plunger opened the drains and the water soon disappeared.
I'm SOOOO glad to see you here! THANKS FOR COMING BACK!
Here are a few post from the last link up that caught my eye.....it's still summer here!

Frozen Watermelon Lemonade

Frozen Watermelon Lemonade from Gator Mommy Reviews.

Easy Ice Cream Maker Recipes

23 Easy Ice Cream Maker Recipes from The Crafty Blog Stalker.

An Oasis of 25 Summer Salads ~ Fruity-, scrumptious Vegetable-, Pasta Salads and more - perfect for any occasion #Salads #PastaSalads #FruitySalads #RoundUp

Oasis of 25 Summer Salads from With A Blast!
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Wow Us Wednesday is a linky for:
  • All items, projects or ideas made by you, crafts, art, photography, furniture re-dos, organizational feats, recipes, money saving tips, decorating ideas, party plans, inspirational, family...... you name it! Please don’t forget to link back with text link or button!
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  1. So glad you are back, Connie ! Thanks for the feature and the party :-)

  2. Welcome back! I'm sorry for the flooding of your office, but at least you were able to slow it down, I hope it didn't cause much damage...
    Thanks for hosting the party! :-)

  3. So glad you're back, Connie! I missed you! I'm not surprised you were resourceful enough to curtail your flooding problem, but what a nightmare. I'd feel so helpless watching the water level creep up to my door.
    Enjoy the peace that comes with school days! Love my grandkids, but "absence DOES make the heart grow fonder" too!

  4. Hello cute lady! What a fun party. Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us. We would love to see what you have been working on. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Glad you survived all that rain and that is starting to cool off for you a bit!

  6. Hi Connie, I am so glad you were able to win the water war...three cheers for ingenuity and the plunger! :) Thanks for hosting. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  7. Glad to see you back, Connie! I hope you had a great break....even with the Great Crayon Flood. Thank you for hosting! :)

  8. What a funny story! You can't help but laugh sometimes!


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