Where to start. We've had so many things going on this week, some good, and some bad. First we'll tell you about Christmas Eve day. It was not a good day. Our bedroom in the basement was getting drenched with water. Yep, the carpet was soaked, then water was coming out of the cedar wood on the walls, then it was coming out of the cedar on the ceiling. We couldn't figure out where the water was coming from either. But guessed it had to be something from the small bathroom upstairs. Snickers & I thought maybe it was those pesky mousies that keep invading our house, hehehehe. Mama had Papa call cousin Dave over to help out cause he is really smart about plumbing & things. Next they had to tear off the wood on the ceiling & walls in areas cause the cedar is tongue & groove. You just can't take one piece out, you need to start from an edge & remove many pieces & of course some of the pieces got broken. Needless to say the bedroom is quite a mess right now. Then they found wet drywall so they had to start cutting out the drywall in a few areas. Bingo! Water spraying out all over from a hot water copper pipe. Geez, there wasn't even supposed to be any plumbing lines on that side of the house. So handy cousin Dave cut the pipes & put some new pieces on & soldered them back together. Mission accomplished! Then the next bad news was that Mama would have to pay her deductible for insurance to pay for things, forget that! Too expensive. So they'll just have to fix things up the best they can by themselves. They won't be able to replace the carpet either.
Here are a few pictures, the pipe photos are after they were repaired.
Now we have to let everything dry out before fixing & putting things back together. Might be a while.
Update on our mousie hunt, we've caught 17 of those nasty mousies now. Papa had the jar of peanut butter sitting downstairs & they even chewed a bunch of the lid off to get inside of the jar. Mama is driving herself nuts with vacuuming cause she can't even stand the thought of mousie doodoo on things.
On Christmas Eve night we each got our prezzie from Mama & Papa. Snickers & I each got a stuffed wild Turkey! They really look like the real wild turkey too. Of course the squeaker in mine doesn't work already, but I haven't put any holes in the stuffie.
On Christmas Day, Papa finally got a doe deer. He still has another deer tag to fill yet. We also watched Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. Mama & Papa have to watch this movie every Christmas. They laugh their heads off during the whole movie. We especially like the part where Snots (the Rottweiler dog) chases the squirrel around the whole house wrecking everything in their way, hehehehee.
Now for an update on Koi T-Man's adventure, hehehehe. Remember that we are raising some of our baby koi in the sunroom pond through winter?? Well Mama was cleaning the filters & changing their water yesterday & little Koi T-Man decided he wanted to take a trip. So while Mama was in the bathroom, he proceeded to jump out of the pond & hopped around the sunroom floor. He was almost to the dining room table when Mama found him. Boy did she scold him. He's lucky she found him so fast. Otherwise he would have started to dry out on his scales & skin.
Now for some good news, we have some new blogging pals from South Africa. Square Face the Wire Fox Terrier & Muis his older sissy the Airedale. And guess what?? Square Face has the same birfday as Snickers does, except he's much younger. And some even better news, they are getting a new wirey sissy very soon. You can see photos of the wee tiny pup on their blog.
This is Square Face or known as Boeta:
This is Muis:
So please go visit them & say ahrooooooo!!!
Butchy & Snickers