Sunday, 6 November 2011

Look what fun we had!

I was busily working away on my beauty sleep at 3am on Saturday morning when hubby said to me 
" I think we may have a problem" he's a bit prone to understatement! So I hopped out of bed and he flew up into the loft and I flew downstairs.
This was what greeted me, actually that's not quite true I took this photo after we had pushed through a hole in the ceiling to let the water out, many buckets and mops later, 
this was the picture, cold wet toes, LOL








quickly followed by this.
Oh dear, what a mess. We have had the plumber back and he found a broken connector, the shower pump had kicked in and emptied the whole tank into the new bathroom wall and downstairs into the sitting room, which you see here stripped of everything we could move out.
So I'm busily washing curtains and generally sorting out as best I'm able. The wallpaper's had it, so has the rug and the whole room will need decorating if we can get it dry!
I did get the opportunity to make a card, actually I needed a ruby wedding anniversary card, not so brilliant but under the circumstances I think it's not too bad ooeerrr!!
So it's a rather damp post from coffee towers this weekend but it'll dry, given time, I hope?

I hope your weekend has been better:0)

I used  TH Grunge numbers and PTI stamp for the circle with a Waltzingmouse sentiment.
I'm hoping to have a go at the LIM challenge soon:0) x

33 comments:

Mrs.B said...

'Oh What a Night' springs to mind!!
But if you look on the bright side - you'll be newly decorated for Christmas.
Hope you get put straight soon - and a great card in such circumstances.
Hugs Avril x

Valerie said...

What a horrible shock for you Gay! Bad enough during the day but in the middle of the night everything seems so much worse. Hope your new bathroom isn't ruined and that you can get yourself straight before Christmas!
Love the card in fact I thought it was your Lim entry the colours look right:)
Val x

craftattack said...

You made a card in the middle of that? Well at least your place should be clean now! Sorry you have so much extra work now, and hope you soon get back to *normal*. Sending lots of hugs and sparkles, Valerie

Suzi B said...

Oh gosh Gay! ..what an ordeal and a card as well! Bloomin marvelous. hope you get sorted soon
Suzi B xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

I feel for you Gay - I really do, and I hope everything will be back to normal very soon.

Goodness knows how you managed to muster up the enthusiasm for card-making - you're a real trouper. Love your card by the way - fabulous as always!

Sending loads of {{{{{hugs}}}}} - Sylvia xxxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a nightmare waking up to that in the middle of the night. Hope things get sorted soon. Love your card, I'm amazed you had the inclination to make anything after the night you had. Tracy x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I think blogger may be playing up as it doesn't seem to have taken my comment!

Oh well . .. I'll try again!

I am sorry to see you've had such an awful problem Gay. Hope it all gets sorted out quickly.

Really like the anniversary card hon.

xxxx

Lynne said...

Oh what a nightmare Gay. We had a burst pipe once so I know what it`s like. Only you could go through all that and still come up with a smashing card :)
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

Oh good grief what a disturbed night! But thank goodness your hubby woke then, it could have been so much worse if you'd both slept on!
Anne
x

Shirley said...

OMGosh, MAC, a really elegant card! Next, but really first, your leak was a flood. I am so so sorry. How do you get all of that cleaned up over there. Here they have to do it pronto because mold loves it here in every nook and cranny if you aren't careful!! So so sorry! I am busy cleaning up my craft messes today. That should take about 6 months. LOLOL

laury55 said...

hope you can fix it up...love your card

Evil Edna said...

bummer!EE

Dotty Jo said...

Poor you! We had a similar problem and spent the night listening to water dripping into a bucket. Hope you can get straight again fairly soon. Hugs, Jo x

Jenny said...

Oh good grief....what a nightmare Gay! It's not the best time of year for drying things out either!!!
How can you produce such a gorgeous card under all this stress too? My parents 40th today, glad I didn't have to make a card in those conditions!!!
Jenny x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

In all that hectic you MADE a CARD...wow,,,respect girl:) Iknow what you are feeling as our whirlpool EXPLODED last year,,,yes, it was lovely but you know all about that...the only consolation was all this water you show pictures of in your house was running from the ceiling into our laudry room....so no "real" room was damaged but it was also between the walls in the laundry room and running from the ceiling LIKE A WATERFALL........the joys of when a pipe or something explodes that has anything to do with WATER....then there was the time when the city guys dammed up all the water mains cause they were building up the street...new development,,,and DIDN`T tell ANYONE and eventually we all had WATER coming in through our washing machines FROM OUTSIDE...again the laundry room...so my thoughts are with you and your lovely mess...good luck!!
oh yeah,,,your card is gorgeous:)

TAM said...

Fabulous card amongst all that chaos - hope it doesn't take too long to get sorted out.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

the card is just great. simple, clean , classic! AMAZING

Fleur said...

Oh No. I hope it gets sorted soon
HUGZ Fleur xXx

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh dear Gay, not good! How unfortunate. I don't know what else to say :(

Bonnie said...

Oh no! What a mess! That happened to us at the library once. Water was pouring from the ceiling all over the children's non-fiction! We were really scrambling to save what we could. I'm glad you got to "chill" enough to make a lovely card! It's just perfect for the ruby anniversary.

Linda R. said...

Oh my stars.. I can't believe all that happened to you. Sounds like a mess. But hey you can look at the bright side.. You still got to craft!! Hee Hee.. Take care my friend.

Hugs, Linda

Suze Bain said...

Oh, what a nightmare Gay and such a hassle. Hope once it dries out it won't be as bad as you fear. Happy mopping! xx Oh, I nearly forgot, beautiful card. xx

hazel said...

Oh what a nightmare! Your card is lovely, I don't think I could have concentrated on making a card. I hope it all gets fixed soon.
xxx Hazel.

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh my goodness Gay I'm so sorry to hear about this - as if you haven't had enough going in your life just lately! How on earth you made this beautiful card under such circumstances I don't know! A big bloggy hug from me. Vx

lisa said...

Oh Gay, what a nightmare. Water makes such a mess doesn't it. Poor you and to happen in the middle of the night too.
Hope you dry out soon and don't work too hard.
Lots of hugs Lisax

thepinkrachael said...

horrible! My sister once stated running a bath, forgot about it, and before we knew it the bathroom was a swimming pool and downstairs was becoming one too! turns out there was an existing leak, but that finished it off, it's a nightmare to sort, but at least you have a good excuse to go and choice pretty wallpapers and decorating things! (As long as you have someone else to do the hard work putting it all up!) Hope you get it sorted!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Well there's dedication for you talk about keep calm and carry on crafting !!! Oh what a horror story and a new bathroom you say oh dear. I do hopeit dries quickly and you have some fun choosing new curtains.

Marie

Doreen said...

Oh what a nightmare,I am so sorry for you to have to put up with this,hope this soon dries out.xxx

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Oh how horrible. I hope clean up goes quickly. Your card is beautiful.

Debgem said...

Gay - I'm so sorry to read about this - I hope that by now that everything is drying out.

I'm amazed that you manged to get such a lovely card made. It's lovely!

Carla said...

this is a nighmare, hope everything goiing to dry ,what will it be a work to get everything back to normal

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh no, what a nightmare! I hope it didn't cost too much to fix and all is well now. The anniversary card is beautiful! I love the chipboard letters.

Faith A said...

Oh! Gay how awful for you, hope ala is OK now.
I love your card, how did you get to do it under the circumstances?