Okay, so here was the plan for tonight. This back room laundry alcove has taken up ALL my time. I never did get the bedding washed, including the bedspread with the hair-ball stains on it. And, worse yet, the debris in the back room has been steadily tracking into the main house. The topper was when I woke up this morning for work, and started limping on the way to the bathroom, because something was on my foot. Turned out to be a little chunk of self-stick tile! I was p*ssed!!!
So, decided to clean out the back room, sweep the bedroom and the kitchen, then wash the kitchen and backroom floors. In the mean time, I'd put on some onions to saute, then some yukon gold potatoes, sliced thin and, last, some smoked sausage, cut on the bias, for my dinner, later.
Was transporting the outdoor knicknacks (turtle, Chinese lantern, windchime, etc., etc., etc.) into the attic for the Winter, when I heard a siren and somebody talking! Got downstairs to see a Redford Twp truck with sirens blasting and then the message "Attention all residents, the water will be turned off in five minutes!"
So, gave up on the kitchen floor, filled my bucket with Lysol and just hot water, and a pitcher of cold water for me that I stuck in the fridge, for the night. The bedding was on the final rinse, so I hoped it would be okay.
Put away all the tools I'd used, the bedding in the dryer, the left-over tile and baseboard, etc. Then swept the kitchen and downstairs. Since my food was not done yet, (still had to add the sausage), I went downstairs and washed the floor.
Came upstairs, added the sausage to the pan, and came in here to write the draft blog. I hope the downstairs tile floor is dry when the bedding is (I could use another set of sheets, but they are flannel and way too warm for now). We'll see. As for now, gonna eat my dinner on the mattress, watch some TV and hope the water's back on before tomorrow's morning shower...
Authors note: The water came back on around 9:00 PM, but it was a lovely shade of brown...