Hello everyone! I am back on the blog, yes a bit late but it is still August right? I am doing better since school started, regaining my energy a bit, and it has been cooler here in hot AZ and that helps a lot! Have you seen the news with all the flooding here? Well I had one room flood a bit, it happened 3 different times actually, during all that rain we had. It was my craft room/office.
We live on a bit of a hill and that room is only an inch or so above ground level. There are 2 drains on the patio to keep the flooding from happening. The drains have worked wonderfully all these years as long as we keep them free from leaves; until this last month. The last big rain I watched as the water level started rising on the patio and began to creep up my arcadia door. I was determined I would somehow keep that water out no matter what. I gathered up all my towels and throw rugs and packed them around the bottom of the door.
Well of course the water was coming in anyway but I did slow it down. The kids were in cranky moods and fighting and I was at my wits end worrying over everything getting wet again in there. I was afraid mold might be a problem too with yet more moisture. Suddenly I had a thought......what if I used the toilet plunger on the drains? Crazy idea I know but I grabbed it and went outside through a door on higher ground and plunged away on those drains. The kids thought it was hilarious watch grandma out in the pouring rain wet all the way though plunging away on those drains! I discovered one of them had a blockage of rocks and crayons! So that’s where the crayons went! Hmmmm….little stinkers :) The plunger opened the drains and the water soon disappeared.