There are people who have real troubles and I would feel bad about complaining, but this is a blog that usually gets 10-20 hits a day, which means to me that both of my friends and several of my enemies come by to see what I’m kvetching about today. Yesterday I complained about two packages being delayed because of a train derailment and I got 944 hits. I’m hoping the people who are here looking for information on the train derailment just look at that post and move along.
It’s flooding in Oregon and my basement flooded for the first time in years. I was about to move all the boxes in the living room down to the basement and I’m glad I held off. This is small potatoes compared to the people dying or losing their homes because of the rain, but this is my blog that should only have 10-20 hits per day (as I said) and it’s my place to complain.
In any case, I decided everything that was on the bottom level of boxes was going into the trash, with only a couple of exceptions. The brand-new chop saw was taken out of the box and put up to dry. Some wet photo albums as well. Most everything else (including some Tyco model trains that I was sure I was going to put on ebay some day) are now in the trash. And really, I’ve been sitting around wondering when I’d get around to looking at all the crap in the boxes and it’s time to just get rid of the stuff that I haven’t looked at in years. I could be out dozens of dollars!
Water is still collecting in the basement. I used my Wet/Dry vacuum to get up a lot of the water and it just seeped back in. It’s going to be a damp mess down there for a while.