This past weekend was ........well..........sucky!
It started out great! I got up Saturday morning with intentions of getting to Zumba and then heading out to Grand Forks to get some serious shopping done. My cupboards were bare!
Towards the very end of my Zumba class my right ankle buckled a bit (ouch) but I finished up and it wasn't too bad. After I got home and sat for a bit, it really stiffened up and became more sore. I decided to pass on the grocery trip and try again on Sunday.
At about 5:30 pm I heard a very loud, strange noise in my basement. I went down there to find this:
A garden hose on one of my 4 sump pumps had broken off and water was shooting straight up onto the basement ceiling. I couldn't get to the pump to unplug it and make it stop without getting drenched with ice cold water :( It finally subsided and I was able to reach the plug and pull it out. Then I had to unplug the tv and my treadmill. I know hind site is 20/20 but really, should I have been standing in water messing with electrical cords? Probably not.
It turned out that the metal hose attachment had rusted off and all I needed was a new garden hose but I THOUGHT I needed a special adapter and the hardware store in this little town was closed for the day. I decided to just empty the sump by hand with buckets and knew I wouldn't get a lot of sleep that night. I at least figured I'd get 3-4 hour stretches but NOPE! That hole filled up every 1.5 hours! I had to try catch a few winks in my living room chair so that I could hear the kitchen oven timer go off.
Each time I sat down, my ankle felt better but then I'd have to get up, hobble downstairs and haul 20-25 gallons of water over to the downstairs toilet! Waaaaaaaa I wanted to cry!
Luckily Dale came to town Sunday morning and fixed it for me. Whew!! By Sunday evening I was so overtired I couldn't sleep and I've been slowly catching up all week :) My legs were so stiff and sore and then I thought, 'WHY WOULDN'T THEY BE?' I was up all night doing leg squats! haha
Anyway, with Spring coming after a long winter with TONS of snow, this is to be expected. It just gets old sometimes.
I need to paint! I'm going to try get downstairs tonight and try. With all the water issues lately, my basement just isn't the calm, fun and creative place I need it to be.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!!