Well, we have made great progress cleaning up our friends' basement after the flood. Here is a picture I took this morning that is taken from the same angle as the first picture in my previous post. Most of the debris has been hauled to the curb and now the power washers are put in to play. Still a long ways to go, but we've come a long ways thanks to many volunteers who have come and been willing to get very dirty!!
A real life (and back) saver in the whole process has been our 4 wheeler that we brought over to use in the clean up process. It's going to need a good bath after all is said and done, but I think if 4 wheelers could enjoy things, it is enjoying this. (And I think would be happier full of mud and working than clean and shiney sitting in a barn unused!) But who knows?
I mentioned before that our friend is a potter and used to make a living selling his pottery at art fairs. (That was years ago, but there is still a lot of his pottery in the basement). He was best known for his animal mugs and spoon holders etc.. They gave me this pig spoon holder as my reminder of the Flood of 2008. Isn't it adorable? He is a very talented artist!
I found this little treasure in one of the shovelfuls of mud that came out of the basement. It's a Precious Moments figurine.
I took it home and have cleaned it up and am taking it back over tomorrow to put in their house. The name of it is "He Leadeth Me"... on the bottom I wrote: "Through the flood of 2008".
I'm off to do a little shopping. A friend sent me a picture of some new shoes that have been specifically designed for the Iowa flood waters. I'm thinking I need a pair or two.. what do you think? ;-)
Until Next Time....
P.S. No TNT update this week... but stay tuned next Thursday for the next one!