Thursday, August 27, 2009

Why we've been MIA...

Hi everybuddy! It's me, Poppy! I thought I'd get a jump start on Halloween with my scary eyes!
Patches keeps getting in trouble for interrupting our mom while she's working on an emergency project. Yesterday, Patches grabbed one of Mom's felties and was running around the living room acting like she just won the lottery. Now, our mom knows better than to chase her when she has something that doesn't belong to her. Nope, that never works. The faster Mom chases her, the faster Patches munches on whatever she has! By the time she dropped the feltie, it had lots of extra Aire-hair and loads of doggie slobber on it. Mom cleaned it up and sent it to our feltie hospital. The mini Aire-head will be good as new soon.
In the mean time, I've been hanging out in the computer room a lot. I can lay on the aire-vent AND stay out of my mom's way! Last Thursday (one whole week ago today), the ice maker line on the back of our refrigerator sprung a leak and made an hooooooge mess. I guess the leak must have started a long time ago, but last Thursday was when our mom noticed that the wood floor was all humped up behind the 'fridge. Boy, the HBO words were flying THAT day! We might have even learned a few NEW ones!

Penny is making an escape from the kitchen because Mom put this oxygen bottle, box and tools over one of the wood squares that was loose. It has been loose for a long time, but Mom decided to fix it while she had out all the wood glue and stuffs. This spot is very close to our dog feeding room so it is covered up because Mom doesn't want any toenail prints in the grout. Now, would WE do that? You betcha!

This is where our refrigerator usually sits. The flood that came from the ice maker line, ruined an area about 48 inches wide by 36 inches deep. Our mom decided to replace most of that area with tile instead of putting the wood back. She said something like, "By God, this is NEVER going to happen again". Ok, those weren't her exact words, but since this is a family bloggy, we won't repeat the HBO words that she was saying. It is finally all done except where you see the grout lines between the wood. She had to replace all that wood and the grout isn't dry yet so it isn't the right color. Once it is dry, Mom has to trim it to match the rest of the floor. I'm pretty sure there will be more bad words flying!
Mom and Dad have both been in the basement for several hours each day. They were trying to find the right sizes of wood pieces to fit in where some were ruined. Not an easy thing to do since they can't just cut new ones. If they make new ones, they would have to buy 2 gallons of finish and they say that isn't going to happen. It's a 2 part epoxy and it takes a gallon of each part. They only need about a quart of finish and can't see paying a couple hundred dollars to fix such a small amount of wood. Anyway, after a whole week, the "project" is almost finished and soon, we will be getting back to Aire-cuts for all 3 of us.
So, there you have it! Now you know why we have been missing for so long!
Poppy, Penny & Patches


Dexter said...

We would be hearing HBO words too if that happened here. What a total pain! I sure hope your mom and dad can match the wood becuase it would be really bad to have to tear up any more floor or to do the refinishing stuff.

Maybe things will simmer down for a bit now.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is too bad - made lots of work and lots of bad words. At least now it is fixed and you can get back to blogging. Good to see you.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lucia said...

Ciao 3Ps!!!

Your poor mama!! That must have been a hooooge headache to deal with, but I am very glad the repairs are now in the home stretch and that you are back.

Tanti baci!

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey that's a pretty good reason to go MIA. Your mum is much better at fixing things than ours. D is a bit useless really hehe. Lucky we have B. We hope the feltie is ok.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

TwoSpecialWires said...

Uh oh. We think we better understand, now, why Moma cleans up our water messes when we leave them (by accident, of course) on the wood floor. It sounds like it's lots harder to repair big water messes than to make them. We're pretty sure Moma wouldn't much like doing that sort of work. And we KNOW Moma doesn't like it when we (okay, I) run with her felties.

Totally understanding,
Jake (and Fergi)

Duke said...

What a bummer about the ice maker but we think your mom had a brilliant idea to replace the wood with tile! She's pretty smart!
We're sorry to hear about the Dale feltie too! Bad Patches!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Hi Poppy,Penny and Patches
What a mess..Youw Poow Momma..no wondew she doesn't have time fow much else.
I'm glad all is on the woad to being fixed and that she got the feltie kid out of the jaws of deaf, hehehe
missed you and love you
smoochie kisses

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Y'all have sure been through a lot. If you ever want to have a play date with me to get out of the house, just let Mommy know. I can take your mind off all your problems.
Sally Ann, a Welsh terrier from Atlanta

Lorenza said...

Sounds like you all had a very interesting time... with HBO words and all!
I hope everything goes well from now on!
Kisses and hugs

ScrapsofMe said...

Maybe you need Mango to hire on as a general contractor, he seems to have some talents in that direction. I think your Moms did a bang up job!
Missed you,

Kess And Her Mama said...

Lots of house repair to keep your humans busy! Hope you're going to be off the MIA list soon. Have a good weekend!

Joe Stains said...

That is not the kind of project we want at our house for sure. Sorry it broke and you had to hear all those HBO words!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Aaaargh, accursed water! Stay where you belong, safely contained!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh man...what a mess!!!! Honestly, this water thing is awful...Mumsie figured out that when we get showers that water leaks thru the ceiling...must be cuz she has to hold the shower spray on Scruffy and the water must leak thru the door...stoopid foxy!!!

How's ur dad doing??? We hope he's feelin' better from when ya posted he wasn't feelin' well...

Kisses to you girls...


Sally Ann and Andy said...

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Lord Duncan of McDuff, and Sally Ann Canis

Huskee and Hershey said...

We like HBO words.. we hear it a lot in our house too!! LOL...
Good that you girls are supervising all the happenings in your house.

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

sorry that all happened - happy the floor is going to be okay and the feeding room will un obstructed very soon

Thanx again for all the support for Woodrow - hopefully the power of the paw will prevail - We are going to try and catch up on our bloggies today - but please be patient

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ