October 10, 2008

sh*t happens

just a quick post to say that i've been flooded out of my home and won't be posting regularly for at least a month. i don't have access to my computer and all my images, so i think my style might be cramped for a bit. plus, there's the added physical strain of being away from my special foam bed and all the other things in my house that makes things a bit easier. but yup, shit happens and that is actually what my house is filled with. we had a sewage flood. did you know they call it "black water" in the plumbing biz? did you know they have full colour digital cameras that they shove down your pipes? i don't mean a gastroscopy! but it did look like clogged arteries in there. ick. we are paying for the bad habits of other people in our building. flush healthy, people! be nice to those lower in the building.

so, now's the time if you've ever wanted to do a guest post. do you have a monday quiz in mind? a good rant? a particularly good vintage ad? i'll check my google mail account regularly.

what do you do when shit comes up? deal with it. laugh. eat a bit of sugar. blow off some steam. and watch those repair contractors with an eagle eye. i want my house back!

16 comments:

Gaina said...

((HUG)) I hope you get back into your home again soon :).

The Goldfish said...

Oh dear! Best of luck with the next few weeks. I guess when things like that happen, I tend to list all the ways in which it could have been worse and thus all that I'm grateful for. Like when we were flooded out last year, the timing was pretty good and there was stuff like AJ walking into the middle of the flooded kitchen before we thought of electrical danger - but the electricity happened to be off.

It's still hard and particularly hard when you need peace, comfort and a particular routine to keep on the level. Hope everything goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.

FridaWrites said...

That's really awful! My heart goes out to you. I hope everything gets resolved soon.

Much love.

Colleen de Vincent said...

Sorry to hear this... reminds me of something nowhere as bad as this but it'd be too much information and making me queasy just thinking about it so I won't share...

"what do you do when shit comes up?"

... we have our own plumbing tools now so we can do it ourself! lovely stuff!

Life in the yukky UK not all it's cracked up to be (of course, it's not third world either!)- we have a social landlord responsible for all repairs except for things like blocked lavs, drains etc. and if you can't afford to play a plumber what else do you do? (I'm sure we wouldn't have to fix something as bad as this ourselves though!)

Fun and games this is not, I hope you get your home back soon as possible. Wishing you as well as can be in the meantime.

cusp said...

Oh blimey ! You poor soul. I do hope it all gets sorted soon and you can get back to your nice soft bed and home comforts

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog and read back. My suggestion is to go back over you best posts and laugh and feel good avbout what you have created. I really like your blog. I have chronic pain from RA and my wife has Fibro, so both of us can relate to a lot of your humor here. Very good stuff. Good luck right now. It is hard to be out of your home.

Dave

Donimo said...

hey all. thanks for all your kind words. i'm out of my home for at least a month. i'm just settling in to a hotel that is just a short walk away from vancouver's seawall. we have a southern suite with big windows and i'm looking at bobbing boats and kayaks right now. i could never afford to live in this area, but the insurance is covering our accommodations. buy contents insurance everybody! it really makes a difference. it's super hard to be away from home, but the location is quite swell and might help salve the nerves and the mood a bit.

i'm completely exhausted, so i won't be blogging right away. i haven't even been reading blogs. too full up. i look forward to catching up with everyone soon.

Donimo said...

oh, and everybody should check out Goldfish's link. she wrote a very sharp and funny appeal to those who handle things that go wrong.

rachelcreative said...

Sorry either I am on a go slow or my RSS feeds are so only just seen this post.

Ugh - awful news about your house! Hope the comforts of your temporary accommodation can ease some of the hassle and worries.

hobbz said...

WOWZERS! Donimo, I'm sending all my loving and hugging energy your way! I'm so sorry to hear about your situation and will keep you close in my thoughts. Always remember that you have a loving community online who are thinking of you and sending good vibes!

peace, love and eternal grooviness lol....

FridaWrites said...

I have 3x as much advice/suggestions written out if you want me to give it another go sometime.

Are you doing okay? Just wanted to check in.

Donimo said...

bit time thanks for your comments and for staying in touch. i've been online once in awhile but haven't really been able to read blogs or post, so it's nice to know that your out there. i'm sort of going day by day here. my pain level is higher, but i have to say, i'm having moments that feel like i'm on vacation. it's been super sunny and warm here and i've enjoyed being outside on the seawall with my dog. i've sipped decaf latte's while watching boats float by. i've taken the wee ferry that leaves from the end of our street over to granville island (a cool place with artists and a large, varied farmer's and artisan's market). they plant nice trees in this area and the sunsets are pink. i've seen a few famous people strolling by. stuff like that.

i wouldn't wish a sewage flood on anybody, but it's been nice to get a taste of the quintessential vancouver lifestyle.

michelle said...

Oh, you poor thing! I have lived through a ruptured hot water heater, but nothing like this. Crap! Big disruptions like this are very hard physically and mentally. Hang in there and take very good care of yourself and don't worry at all about blogging - we'll be here when you get back. I

seahorse said...

My God! You poor things. I have a quiz though :-) will email you

Donimo said...

thanks, michelle. yes, this disruption is hard on a few levels. i'm taking it day by day.i can't seem to focus on blogging at all, even though i have a few ideas of what i'd like to do. patience is not a virtue i possess naturally, but i am trying to cultivate it!

a quiz, my kingdom for a quiz! right on, seahorse.

Anonymous said...

That's horrible. I hope you are closer to being back in your home now. I just discovered your blog. I have looked at a lot of your old posts and have laughed and nodded a lot. Keep your chin up.

K.