Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mother f'ing DVR

I can't believe Deanna kept Jesse instead of Sean, even though Jesse hasn't made out with her yet!! We didn't get to see her reasoning behind that one.

The DVR didn't record last night's NEW Snatchlorette because it was labeled in the guide as "To Be Announced". We were home but working around the house and didn't check to make sure it was recording. I was pissed.

Duane is getting a crown this afternoon and was very nervous about it. Hopefully all went ok with that. We have been having gorgeous weather lately. I don't know if it is to makeup for all the rainy weather or what. Unfortunately rainy weather + nice weather = a shit-ton of mosquitos.

No new shoes or purse yet, although I did look over the weekend.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Crap it's Monday

Well I think I got home right at 7:30 last Wednesday night. The lawn didn't get mowed by me as when I got home on Wednesday I completely crashed.

I did go on the lake cruise and I did get drunk. I brought enough money for 2 beers, but then they gave away free beers!! Duane had to take a cab to the bar we went afterwards and then drag me home. I promptly fell out of the car when we got home and then told Duane every detail he missed when he was gone.

On Friday we went to a new bar in town (which is like heaven for Duane, more Belgian beers on tap!) and then to a Mallards game (baseball). The game was SO boring. It was scoreless until the 7th inning when we gave up a bunch of runs due to errors. The company was nice and the funnel cake was awesome!

Saturday was supposed to be the big clean up day. We did a little clean up, lawn mowing, beer drinking, shopping, and hanging out with friends. It was a good day.

On Sunday we did go to IKEA. They are having a summer sale, but there wasn't anything we couldn't live without. We DID go to a liquor store and Duane DID buy $100+ of beer. He said he isn't going to buy any beer for a month. Who believes him?

We are way behind on tv, including the Snatchlorette. We need to watch last week's episode and there is another episode tonight! We also are watching the new season of Tori & Dean (Tori Spelling and her hubby) on Oxygen. Throw in a Deadliest Catch and an American Gladiators.

The sink is still clogged. We tried some non-toxic enzyme stuff and Duane attempted to snake it. I am not interested in calling "roto-rooter", but we might have to.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another sunny day!

Well I stayed at work late last night so I am mowing the lawn tonight. Why mow the lawn (as it is not my chore)? We have to put out all the garbage on Friday and I figured I should mow the lawn before I put all the garbage on it. I could just mow the spot where I am going to be putting the garbage. That would be classy. The city is only having 2 pick up days for flood garbage (as we just moved to a new garbage policy of only 1 container) and Friday is the last day. We didn't know about these "special" days last week.

I did get all the drywall and paneling cleaned up, although I wanted to quit after I got the drywall up. The basement smells much better, so that was definitely the main source of the ick smell. My utility sink won't drain though despite much plunging and some clog buster. I am going to try some industrial strength clog buster tonight. Hopefully it works because A) I don't want to "snake it" and B) I can't do laundry because the washing machine drains into this sink and it overflows (figured that out last night).

Tomorrow night I am going on a 2 hour lake cruise as a "fun" outing for Duane's work. We signed up before Duane had this trip and thus will be required to pay. 2 of Duane's friends from work are going though, so I can hang out with them. This cruise is typically called the "drunk boat" as you cruise around, drink, eat appetizers, and drink some more. It isn't like the lake it cruises on is really that big.

We might go to IKEA on Sunday as long as all the house stuff gets done on Saturday. IKEA is a fun trip for me although I am sure Duane will try to go to some bar/liquor store even though he had a TON of beer left over from last weekend.

Alright, I have to get home before 7:30 tonight and I need to go to the grocery store before I go home.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New shoes!

Ok, so I vacuumed water Friday night and Saturday morning it was all back again. I went to Janesville for Saturday and Sunday to hang out with family. By Sunday night the ground had dried out enough, so that Duane and I got the water all vacuumed up. Duane had a freak out episode before we cleaned it up which wasn't very nice.

Last night I was going to start mopping the floor as the basement is starting to smell icky. Duane is off again, this time for work. I think we had both kind of "forgotten" that there was drywall in the bathroom, as it is covered up by some icky paneling. I ripped off the paneling and then discovered that some mold was growing at the bottom on the soggy drywall. I then proceeded to rip out every piece of drywall. This created quite a mess (I will post pictures later). I have to clean up this mess tonight (I was pooped out last night). I am also going to mow the lawn tonight.

I think I should at least get some new shoes for all my effort, maybe a new purse too.

I think one day soon my thoughts will not be filled with the water in my basement or the effort needed to clean up my basement.

Friday, June 13, 2008

You know it is bad when...

They have closed portions of the Interstate.

They need the WI Dells Ducks to save people.

Home are washing away.

Entire towns are impassable.

So I have a little water in my basement. It is a pain in my ass more than anything. Instead of relaxing tonight, I will be vacuuming water for hours. At least I have some beer to drink.

This is the sunnyside folks.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fucking Rain

I don't usually say fuck but man I am sick of this fucking rain. I had the floor almost completely dry today and, you guessed it, it started raining again. When I got home tonight there was no new water on the floor (yeah!) but within an hour some small pools started developing. The chances for rain look pretty steady until 11pm, so I will have to be viligant with the vacuums.

Duane is off drinking beer, so it is just me. No good movies on tv but I do have some things recorded.

I wanted to write more about the Don Q Inn. You can read about it and see pictures here. You have got to check out the pictures of the Fantasuites! We stayed in a regular room, but this room did have mirrors on the ceiling! There is a giant airplane in front of the hotel that has a room in the cockpit. There is also a church steeple attached to the main hotel that is another room. I would love to go there sometime and stay in a Fantasuite.

Well back to the laundry and water.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Is there a cozy island out there?

Man, you would think I had a life with how infrequently I post.

We have been having terrible weather. Tornados, torrential rains, etc. I am pretty sure the world is going to hell in a handbasket. I had a thought of selling everything and moving to an island somewhere.

We got water in our basement. Gallons and gallons of water. We have a low spot in our backyard and it filled up with water. The water backed up right to the wall where we have a crack. While we were upstairs watching a movie, the crack was pouring water like a faucet. The floor drain got clogged and viola shit-tons of water. We have a laminate floor down there and the water is just floating under the floor. We worked for about 5 hours last night vacuuming the water. Duane got smart and is now off to Home Depot to pick up an attachment so you can hook a hose to the shop vac and drain the water outside. There is no way to believe or understand how much water results in just a 1/4 inch of water on the floor. I had gone down there to do some laundry and 1.5 hours later, the basement was flooded.

Also, we went camping this weekend. We had tornado warnings and thunderstorm warnings, but almost all of the weather passed us by. Friday was good, Saturday all day was good and then we got complacent. We didn't look to see that there was a giant storm front coming our way and it was not going to miss us. It started pouring around 10:30pm. We all ran for our respective tents and cars (my mom and dad stayed in a hotel). We had my niece with me and she was scared (I was a little scared too). The tent we had borrowed was leaking a bit. We decided to make a run for it and stay at a hotel. We dropped my niece off with my parents (her brother was there) and then Duane and I went to the Don Q Inn. A little piece of WI kitsch (more later on that).

After being soaked Sunday morning, we didn't think we would get soaked again. At least the rain did eventually stop and the wall stopped pouring water.