was supposed to be an uneventful day.
It was supposed to be a day of reading and maybe watching a TV show, doing laundry and avoiding my craft room.

And the phone rang.

It was Dan…..and he had just gotten a call from the water company at the lake.
We had used NINETY SEVEN THOUSAND GALLONS of water and was something wrong………

I’ll say that again.
NINETY
SEVEN
THOUSAND.

So, he took the day off and we flew up to the lake. We were nervous. And here’s what we saw.

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I would say there is water damage to 90% of the house. We don’t really know what happened….and we are in shock.
Our American Family Insurance Agent, George Hall, here in Blair, was a great help. We called and made a claim and the ball started rolling. After a lunch, Dan and I heard from an adjustor who will meet with us in a few days, a disaster clean up company, and a construction guy. The furnace guys also came out.

We were so cold all day. Walking around in the sloshy carpet, and we could see our breath in the house.

This was all late on a Friday afternoon…with the temperatures plummeting to around 5 BELOW zero.

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These people came in riding white horses and wearing white hats and took over. They knew just what to do, just what to say, just where to start. They started right in sucking up NINETY SEVEN THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER and then ripping up the carpet.

And those towels? (My mom will get a kick out of THIS picture). Those towels I won’t let anybody use because they were expensive and I can’t find any more to buy? The towels I LOVED so much?

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Tonight, they are outside. Freezing in a bag. So they won’t get moldy.

And then, we went for a quick bite to eat before heading home. And we counted our blessings.
Nobody Died.
Nothing of any value was lost.
It’s all just stuff.
And there were people there working.

We are so lucky.

And then we headed to the plane, (it’s after 9 p.m.) and the temps and wind chill were now well into the TEENS BELOW ZERO.

And
that
little
plane
just
couldn’t
start.

So we jumped back in the jeep and went to WalMart to get a Looooooooong extension cord and we plugged that plane in to get warmed up and we sat inside the little pilot lounge place and watched TV. And counted some more blessings. And after 1 hour and 40 minutes,
the
little
plane
started.

And we flew home.

And we are very cold.

And we are STILL counting our blessings.