Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Disaster!!

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Remember this photo above from my last post? I had a great time yesterday clearing stuff out from my shed and spent this morning clearing the bookshelf and the metal drawer press that you can see in the photo. I stopped for lunch and had a little snooze while I waited for my DH to come home from work and move the press out of the corner for me. I was going to put it where the bookcase is. Was? I hear you ask. DH was manly heaving on the thing and dragging it along the floor when.........CRACK! The floor gave way underneath his foot! Gaaaaaaaaargh!
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Fortunately DH wasn't hurt and managed to move his foot before it went all the way through but what a mess the floor is in underneath the drawer unit!
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There is very obviously wet rot here and we are going to have to get the floorboards cut out and replaced before I can do anything else out there :o((( The rot is confined to the area under the press so I guess we should have had it up on blocks to allow air to circulate. Guess what we'll be doing when it goes into its next position? Up on blocks! I am hoping that if I speak very nicely to our friend he will come and rescue me so that I can get everything put back before too long. He's used to cutting thro floorboards in his job so hopefully he'll take pity on me and repair mine. I was getting on so well too! The best laid plans of mice and men! (I hope there aren't any mice under the shed! Or worse, rats! Yipes!)
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13 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh my goodness, hope your disaster doesnt put you out of action!! Perhaps you will have to stay indoors and do "dry" stuff till it's sorted!!

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

Oh flippin heck. That will teach you to leave well alone!! See what tidying up brings you...trouble that's what! :) Hope everything sorts itself out ok. It's a good job DH didn't hurt his leg, so that's one positive. You're so lucky to know someone who can help you (another positive; 2 in one day) Unfortunately I don't have such kind friends, so I think I'd probably have to solve the problem of replacing the floorboards by setting fire to the shed!! Hope you get sorted soon.

MargaretR said...

Oh, what a pain when you were going so well Julie. Good thing your DH was not hurt. That would have been a disaster for you.

Heather said...

How frustrating all round, but a good job your husband didn't get injured and another good job you discovered the damp before putting everything in order. These things are sent to try us, so they say.

sharon young said...

Oh poor you!! I feel for you after having a sodden studio for about a year, before the roof was done. I hope it doesn't take too long to repair.
Many thanks for dropping in on my blog, I hope we can have a few more w/e's like that one, weather permitting.

Gina said...

What a pain! Good job no one was hurt though.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I'm so glad that hubby wasn't hurt. Good job you found the roy now, rather than when it has spread. I would loved to have popped in for a cuppa. Likewise,you can always stop off here on your trek to Essex.

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Oh, what a pain for you, just when you were getting the plan to work. I hate it when a plan gets delayed.

maggi said...

A good job you did decide to tidy up r it might have been the press that went through eventually. Glad no one was hurt.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh dear! Lucky he wasn't hurt.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Julie, just popped over to see you again - hope you are gettings straight again in your studio. Look forward to hearing what you are getting up to?? Have a great weekend! Carolyn

DILLY said...

Oooo deeer....
Dilly think be better find now,
not find wen damp rotty stuff get in pwitty fabriks.
On get in pwitty Julie an mayke coff.

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Becky Vigor said...

Eeek about the floor - but what great photos you have from it. That close-up would make a lovely textured piece. So rot is not all bad :)