December 2012

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from toytrumpet. Show toytrumpet's posts

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    Winter, what a mess that must have been in your cellar.  Lucky you have a husband to handle it for you.  I'd be up a creek without a paddle.

    Pingo's cake does sound good, doesn't it?  I finished off supper with another of the wowie cupcakes.  Obviously, noone ate any Christmas.

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from Ihavemyhats. Show Ihavemyhats's posts

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    In response to pingo's comment:
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    Thanks, Hats. That sounds so delicious. And I have EVERYTHING in the house; imagine that? Besides, I just juiced two lemons I used the zest from (was wondering, what I should use it for). So I am so ready to go for that. How many people will this amount serve?

    And tt, what happened to your "Would love my lasagna, but since I'll be making it in 2 weeks, probably will hold off"? LOL
    Bon Appetite!

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    Should serve tons of people - there were leftovers from a large party yesterday (there were 11 adults and 3 children there....and some were very big eaters.

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    Yes it is a mess. The water is seeping up from the floor. He got most of it up and fixed the sump pump. Pingo's cake does sound good as do your wowie cupcakes.

     
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    Too bad, Winter, I hope nothing got damaged, but either way what a pain.  Good that dh was able  to get a handle on it quickly.

    looks like Winter out there, now...all white.  Feels like it, too, brrrrr.

     
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    I had to drive last night in the snow, with the temp hovering at 33/32 and although the roads were all salted, it was worrisome.  Hope all travellers are safe!

     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    Good morning everyone. The water has receeded in the basement, and the sump pump is working. We also had to drain water out of the pool as it was higher that it's supposed to be. That's all we need in the basement, 25,000 gallons of water.

     
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    Glad to hear the cellar is under control, Winter.  Good thinking about the pool.  That would be all you needed.

    Have to get around for dr.'s appt.,  just got up, so won't be on again until this afternoon.  Hope by the time I go out any black ice they talked about has melted.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    tt, good luck with your appointment. I didn't notice any black ice this morning on my way to work, but be careful anyway. 

     
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    Good morning,
    So surprised to see the white ground this morning. But still no plowing or showeling. Yea! The sun is already out and bright, so hopefully it will melt.
    Winter, so sorry to hear about your non-working sump pump. Water in the house can be such a mess and even though it is no longer visible, it has already done enough damage seeping up the walls. When the floor looks fairly dry, you may want to rent an Ozonizer and run it overnight in your basement. That should take care of any bacteria that cause mildew etc. Taylor Rental has them.
    tt, good luck w/ your doc's appointment. Hope you get a clear bill of health, and your kidneys will do their job may years to come. Drink, drink, drink.
    Hats, now I am anxious to make that salad. I can just imagine it's pretty presentation. I have a large platter, that will be just perfect for it.
    Kar, how is your BIL's dog doing?
    Everyone loved the meat loaf last night. I had added finely chopped carrots and jalopeno peppers to it, and made a glaze of ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. It was very tasty and moist. Nice to have some homey food after all the heavy eating during the holidays.
    Today is the preparations for tomorrow's gathering. We will be 18. Except for the creamed spinach and Hat's salad, I can make everything else ahead of time.

     

     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    Pingo, that meatloaf sounds delicious, now I'm hungry for lunch! Thanks for the tip on what to rent. The previous owners had a rug down there, so we'll need to pull that up this weeked. Guess it's good that my DS isn't home so we can do that.

     
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    @Winter,  be careful as to what you have stored down there,  I lost clothing and a beautiful pair of leather boots due to mold caused by a similar situation.  I tore out the carpets and aired out the place and the damage still happened, rather quickly I might add  :(

     
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    18, Pingo, big crowd!  I know it will be quite the impressive spread.  Wish we could post photos.  The dinner last night sounds delish.  I love jalapeños.  When I was waiting for the prime rib to be ready at S&S, I chowed down on 4 deli jalapeño poppers.  Yup, a 550 calorie snack, but it was well worth it.  The dog is going home today but isn't doing very well, thanks for asking.

    Winter, ugh, what a mess...sorry you have to deal with that.  Wet, heavy carpet, yuck!

    I have to go out and am glad dh put my car in the garage so no snow to bother with.  Need a few groceries.

     
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    Robin, that is why it is so important to get an Ozonator going as soon as possible. The walls are like a sponge and suck up water. You cannot see it, but it is sitting there doing lots of damage. When the mold and mildew take over, it is difficult to get rid of.

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    @Winter,  be careful as to what you have stored down there,  I lost clothing and a beautiful pair of leather boots due to mold caused by a similar situation.  I tore out the carpets and aired out the place and the damage still happened, rather quickly I might add  :(

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  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from pingo. Show pingo's posts

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    Good idea to get rid of the carpet. And even though it is cold out, you might want to open as many basement windows as possible, so you get a draft. A couple of fans will also work. Sorry, you have to deal with this. It is such a pain in you know what. What a weekend ahead of you.

    In response to Winter2011Bride's comment:
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    Pingo, that meatloaf sounds delicious, now I'm hungry for lunch! Thanks for the tip on what to rent. The previous owners had a rug down there, so we'll need to pull that up this weeked. Guess it's good that my DS isn't home so we can do that.

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  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from GoneToTheDogs39. Show GoneToTheDogs39's posts

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    That's what I did, opened all the windows, tore out all the ratty old carpeting, I thought that was enough, I was renting a house at the time and the landlord did not come around to check on things or advise me.  His property was fine, my stuff in the basement...not so much.

    I am not familiar with the Ozonator and hopefully won't need to be, I don't have these issues where I am now.

    PS: How about a nice small Pelonis electric space heater for a while, after all,  isn't that the goal to dry things out?   Obviously you would keep all clutter away from it and check frequently.

     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from pingo. Show pingo's posts

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    Winter, re Ozonator. If you do decide to rent an Ozonator, you can't be in the room, while it is on. I am sure it comes with instructions, how to use it, and how long you should have it running. Good luck!

     

     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    Don't really need a space heater as it's nice and toasty in the basmement since the furnance is there. I'll mention the ozonator to DH if we thinks we need something. 

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from GoneToTheDogs39. Show GoneToTheDogs39's posts

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    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KKMCE2/ref=asc_df_B000KKMCE22325629?smid=A1KE4CNC1PRDZW&tag=dealtmp3903-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B000KKMCE2

    I use this item in my bedroom at night, rather than heat up the whole house.

    I find it to be cost effective.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dimplex-CS12056A-Compact-Electric-Stove/dp/B0047O2M5Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1356714460&sr=1-3&keywords=electric+fireplace+heater

    I have this one in my living room.

     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from pingo. Show pingo's posts

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    Winter, mold and mildew love moist heat. So it will be better not to heat up the space, while you are drying your basement out.

    In response to Winter2011Bride's comment:
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    Don't really need a space heater as it's nice and toasty in the basmement since the furnance is there. I'll mention the ozonator to DH if we thinks we need something. 

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  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from Winter2011Bride. Show Winter2011Bride's posts

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    We can't turn the furnance off, so there's not much I can do about possibly heating/dryer the basement. Robin, thanks but we are not interseted in space heaters.

     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from GoneToTheDogs39. Show GoneToTheDogs39's posts

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    Preventing Mold After a Flood

    After a flood the best thing you can do is contact a mold remediation company or water damage specialist who perform clean ups of homes after floods.

    If you have to clean up your home yourself though here are the main points:

    Clean and dry your house and everything inside it as soon as possible. Remove whatever standing water inside that you can. You can also use fans, air conditioning, heaters or dehumidifiers to help dry out your home faster.

    Remove wet materials from your home straight away. Wet insulation and wet padding on carpet take a very long time to dry out and so you should remove them. Any drywall which got wet also needs to be cut away and removed. You should replace these materials only after your home has completely dried out.

    Clean items in your home that got wet using a detergent or cleaning product and then let them dry out. You should generally throw away things that got wet from flood water and which can't be cleaned and dried. The same goes for items that become moldy and cannot be cleaned. Also clean hard, non-porous surfaces in your home and let them dry out.

     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    Here we are, again.

     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from GoneToTheDogs39. Show GoneToTheDogs39's posts

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    My comments support what the other posters are saying and are a helpful contribution imo, if anyone doesn't like it , feel free to file a complaint.

     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from pingo. Show pingo's posts

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    Winter, I do realize, you cannot turn off your furnace. That is why I suggested to open windows - as many as you can. You need to get that draft going. If that is not possible, use fans. If you don't have any, borrow some. The more the better. If you can get hold of a large construction fan, that would be the best. 
    If you take it in the nip, you should not have to call the professionals. That is a last resort. 

    In response to Winter2011Bride's comment:
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    We can't turn the furnance off, so there's not much I can do about possibly heating/dryer the basement. Robin, thanks but we are not interseted in space heaters.

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    Re: December 2012

    Waffles!!! mmmmm tastey tastey waffles.....any body else like gin?

     

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