Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal.

If you’ve hung around this little blog for awhile or even if you just read this post, you would have heard me complain, I’m sure, about our water situation here.  And finally something was done about it. The biggest water filtration unit the Water Depot has ever put in, was installed in our basement.  And glory hallelujah the water runs clean!

Until the 100 gallon tank that separates the iron from the water leaks and floods my basement. On Christmas Eve no less.

Yes peeps I’m taking a moment from mopping, pumping, and shop vac-ing, water out of my basement to wish you all a Merry Christmas.


A flooded basement on Christmas Eve seems like a catastrophe. And to Hubby it really is. As for me, I’m just trying to roll with it. Because of how long I’ve been working away at trying to clear the water, I didn’t have time to put together the nice roast beef dinner we were going to have. Instead I’m making a pizza, because although it isn’t fast, it’s easy and with the dough in the bread maker I’m free to do other important things….like blog. And because I just started the pizza dough it means that we are going to stay home instead of going to the Christmas Eve service at our church. I love the Christmas Eve service. I go every single year, no matter what. Until this year. But you know what, that’s ok. Christmas will come tomorrow, no matter what. Jesus’s birthday will still be celebrated in this house. Maybe not in the same ways as previous years. Maybe time won’t be spent singing carols or watching Christmas movies, or sitting around the tree with family. Maybe this year Christmas will be spent mopping a very wet floor. Don’t let the pressure of Christmas Eve damper your spirits my friends because here’s the reality of it all: Shit happens. Everyday. It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas Eve or just a random Tuesday life can get messy. Best to just live in the moment and try to make the best of it.

Thankfully our basement isn’t finished. Unthankfully it is the home for all the things that really don’t have a home. We moved into this house thinking of all the renovations we wanted to do to it, and truth be told we never really unpacked everything. We wanted to finish this or reno that before really “moving in” and so boxes were stacked in the basement. But then we built a farm instead, and there was no money or time or ambition left for the inside stuff. And to be real with you, I am much happier with a nice goat barn, and predator proof chicken coop than a fancy shiny house. At the end of the day all I really need is a kitchen that functions for all my food preparing needs, and a comfy couch so I can kick back. Yes my house is out of date. Yes the kitchen is dark because the entire upstairs is done in wood paneling, and yes now I have a soggy basement, but I’ve got a good sturdy roof (so far) and the comfy couch is nice and dry. Yes I wish we had unpacked those boxes before they all got wet. Yes I wish the dang filter unit that I just spent a fortune on hadn’t leaked. And yes I wish it didn’t happen on Christmas Eve but things could be so. much. worse.


I sincerely hope that your Christmas is off to a better start than mine. I hope this holiday is full of joy for you. And if it isn’t, well do what I’m about to do and find the wine. Wine makes everything better, even soggy basements.

Merry Christmas friends.



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