Blogging may cease for a bit. Our area received 10″ of rain in 72 hours. The four inches of water that filled my basement studio yesterday is, thankfully, gone (two sump pumps going from 7 am until 11 pm). Many people have suffered more — lost heat or electricity, flooding on the first floor of their homes. Or, had sewage back up into their homes. But unlike many who had water in their basement, I have my studio in the basement. This is not some ratty carpet I need to pull up and chuck.
So, most of my cloth is dry, thank goodness. Plastic bins have been purchased over the years for precisely this reason. However, some took off like little ships on a mission, and fell over, saturating everything inside. Plus, I still had a few milk crates and laundry baskets in service.
Today I am already on about my tenth load of wash. Lots of sorting, folding to do. Probably should throw out more than I will. I am laying out tissue patterns to dry. Collecting buttons from the bottoms of wet bins. Collating felt bits. Keeping a list (don’t ask why) of the things that are ruined.