Saturday, January 30, 2010

Is that a bud I see....

First, you just notice this dead bloom on the lilac bush, but then look again and you will see a bud swelling up. (Betsy, maybe that is a new 'up' to add to your list.) Anyway, that bud a promise that spring does follow winter...and today with the sunshine its been believable. I took this yesterday along with some others, but I liked seeing both in one photo.

We did head south today...I didn't know where we were headed when I left the house but we decided to go south. I was hoping that if we went south we might get into some snow, but no, it was sunny all the way. We went at least an hour south of Terre I am assuming no one in Indiana got any. I have not taken time to check out Mary's blog...I will do that later. If I had known we were going to head south, I would have gotten on line and checked out the weather.

I shouldn't have left. I will tell you about a little mystery I have had.

One day last week, I went down in the basement early in the morn...I don't remember why. Now our basement is not isn't as bad as some I have seen. It could be better though. Anyway, I get down there and there is this small puddle of water in the floor...and I could not tell where it came from. I had been down the night before after midnight, I had not run the dishwasher, the washer or the dryer, nor anything.

Nothing happened for a few days, then I was back down there yesterday and there was a bigger puddle of water. I looked and looked and could not see anything wet. This time Roger went down and looked. We have a humidifier that we added to the furnace...water runs through a filter each time the furnace runs. The part of the water that isn't used drains into a bucket in which we have a pump, and the pump pumps it over into the sink. So Roger thought something on the pump had gotten stuck, so he worked on it a bit. We thought that did it.

I went down this morn, and there was another big puddle. Roger came and looked and the furnace happened to kick on, and something about the humidifier was leaking. He turned off the water to it, and then that valve wanted to leak. To make a long story short, he thought he had it fixed again...but changed the bucket he had the water draining in.

We left shortly after that, and was gone a till about 4:00, came in and I fooled around a bit. Checking email, and snail mail, fixing a bite to eat, etc. Then, I thought I better go check the basement and guess what? Another puddle! I realized then that I had not really felt satisfied with it when we left. We cleaned it up again, and Roger worked on the valve again.

I didn't think it was the valve because I stood down there and watched and watched before I even told him about it. So, came up and waited a while again....down the stairs I go. Still a puddle! This time he thought and filled the bucket with water that the pump is in...when he kicked it on, it had this tiny leak that showed up.

I went back down there a few minutes ago and it is actually dry. He will have to work on the humidifier because I am getting shocked every time I touch anything, or any time I got to pet the cats. For now I feel like the puzzle is solved...with all the time spent down there it better be. If I am spending time down there, I had rather spend it sewing.

I will leave you with a little video of Lorelei...I first thought I wouldn't because it is so dark on one of our computers...but thought again and thought I might as well. If you can see it, it will get a chuckle. I have watched it numerous times and get so tickled at her.


George said...

I'm glad you got your mystery solved -- things like that can be so frustrating. That is a cute video of Lorelei. I'm happy to say that we have bright blue skies this morning. We still can't get down our road, but at least it looks nicer out there.

Lowell said...

What a difference a bud makes!

You're a very good storyteller, Rose. We don't have basements here, and I've thought that I would like a basement, but then I remember all the dark, dank basements of my youth and decide it might be better without one.

Funny story. Please be careful with your computer,'re obviously carrying static electricity...make sure you touch some metal before you touch your computer...

Have a great week!

don said...

I'm glad to see something that suggests spring will actually come before long! :-) I enjoyed reading about your water problem...especially once it was solved.
The video was worth coming to your site today! She's got rhythm!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh how frustrating... To have an unexpected leak and then not find it for a long time has to be mind-boggling. Glad you fixed it!!!!

Love that bud... NEW LIFE.... Yes, spring will come!!!! Yeah Rah!!!

We have SUNSHINE today---yeah!!!! The snow and ice are so bright, that it is hard to SEE or to take pictures.

That video is precious!!!! She is a HOOT.....


A Colorful World said...

TOO cute!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That is too cute! I can't stop laughing :) I love the video in the top post as well. Grand kids, aren't they just the greatest?

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope all is well and that you no longer have puddles, Rose. Everything to do with furnaces is sooooo expensive. In December we had to get a new one. OUCH!

Samantha Clarke said...

Adorable! :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Nice to see a bud and sweet to the Lorelei dancing and clapping!!!!