Sep 8, 2011

Cardiac and Cleaning

Two topics of the day. Rick has his open-heart surgery yesterday and pulled through just fine. They replaced the aortic valve and did a bypass on another clogged artery. They say he will be in for about 5-6 more days and than can come home and needs to rest for about 6 weeks or so. I can't imagine Rick being housebound and dependent. We will all go crazy.

The cleaning is because we having been having record breaking rain here. I woke up at 5:30am and thought I spilled something on the floor. Nope, the basement flooded. That is where my bedroom is. Thankfully I have a lot of shelving that I use to put things I value up on. We are talking water that covered my feet in some spots. There are two rooms down here. My room and than a laundry room. So my day consisted of sopping up water. Our town is pretty much shut down. This house was built in the 1800's. Remember, a lot of PA is historical. Many of the roads are very old. You can almost picture soldiers walking down some streets here. Most of the roads are closed as were schools.

All in all, things are well. My bro-in-law is healing. I didn't float away. Oh yeah, ironically the daughter found out about her father. She called me the night before his surgery to tell me her dad was dead to her. It was her birthday and he hadn't called. I couldn't let that go. So I called her and told her exactly why her dad did not call and wish her happy birthday. I didn't want that that comment of him being dead to her the last thing that came out of her mouth. So, knock on wood (banging on my head), we pulled through the sickness and the flood. I am raising my coffee cup in a toast to all that you and yours may be well. Peace!


Lou said...

Ugg, we had a flooded basement once, it was a mess. I hope the rain stops for awhile so you can dry out.
You kept a good attitude, anyway;)

Andrew still doesn't have his license. It's been raining a lot here and he rides a bike to work. He hasn't complained, gets up every day, does what he has to do. He has a new attitude too...

the walking man said...

Probably to much rain for the storm sewers better than it be a waste sewer back up. Glad you BiL came through OK. Sounds to me like that kid has a whole lot of growing up to do.

goatman said...

I am happy Rick pulled through and maybe his daughter will understand -- she sounds like a person who holds a grudge, too bad. Maybe Rick could read a lot or do research on the computer while he is down. Rest is Best

Have you considered a sump pump? Had to put one in our basement years ago and it kept down the flooding.
You seem amazingly upbeat and positive after having wet feet, a good outlook -- could have been worse!
Keep on Keepin on, as they say.

Whitemist said...

Very good and quick thinking concerning the daughter, the recovery for Rick will be long, rom what i have heard, but this is a good thing!
Been there with a flooded bed room - not fun! best of luck in everything

Lori said...

Whitemist- I try to be on point to the best of my ability. I don't always succeed.....but I do feel I deserve an A for effort. The flooded bedroom is a nightmare,actually worse because I couldn't pinch myself awake. Took me 6 hours to clean up the mess.