Thursday, September 3, 2009

when it rains it pours!!


Wow the moving saga continues. I have been so busy getting ready for Artistic Affair in a 2 weeks and tucking all our things from Santa Fe into the little condo. We unloaded everything from the truck onto the covered patio . Boxes were piled 6 high . Hey, it is mid summer in the desert. I thought it surly will be safe until I can get to everything. Well was I wrong !!! We had a blowing raining thunder storm . Many of my box piles tipped over into giant pools of water and most were boxes of my beloved children's book collection and our cloths .I was out till 1 am dragging soggy items into the house and then spent the next day laying everything in the garage to dry .I now have a "rippled" children's book collection but most did dry out without stains or spine damage!! just rippled pages .

18 comments:

sharon said...

WOW, what a gorgeous collection Julie...rippled pages or not...I am green with envy!! Hope all is well with you!! Missing you on the blog, but take care of yourself!

susanc said...

Oh Julie, that is a shame. I'm sorry. You're dealing with water and we're dealing with a horrendous fire. Send some rain our way - we could sure use it.

stregata said...

I've been missing you! Sorry to hear about the mishap - Murphy's Law holds true again, it seems. Glad there was no worse damage.

Artfulife said...

Oh Julie, you broke my heart with this one. So sorry about all your lovely books. I hope things go better with the rest of the unpacking.

Micki said...

Oh thats terrible!!
I have heard that if you dampen the pages slightly and use a cloth over each page you can iron out the ripples but thats one hell of a lot of ironing, page by page!!!

sorry I can't be more help sweetie.

Micki x

Judy said...

ooooh I am so sorry. I hope you will be able to salvage them.

sandra Lee said...

That just stinks...So sorry that happened to you. I am keeping you in my prayers for easier, better days ahead :)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

A perfect excuse to keep adding fresh books to your collection.
Much happiness and health in your new home.
xx
julie

My Journey to Hope said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my blog! I hope you and your husband are doing well now. I know how difficult emotional healing can be. And all your poor books! I would have had a good cry fest in that situation, but I'm glad most of it was ok. Hang in there, Julie!

:) Michelle

My Journey to Hope said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my blog! I hope you and your husband are doing well now. I know how difficult emotional healing can be. And all your poor books! I would have had a good cry fest in that situation, but I'm glad most of it was ok. Hang in there, Julie!

:) Michelle

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh my Julie if I were there I would have been happy to help you. So sorry that happened. Hopefully all will dry out well. Miss seeing you I bet you will be glad to get unpacked and back to blogging:)

XXX
Becky

Karen said...

Isn't AZ amazing and strange?? Miss you blogging!! Thanks for stopping by I am doing ok, seeing family this weekend.

Stephanie said...

Dear Julie,

I would love to buy you lunch! You deserve a treat! (a helluva lot more than lunch but it's a start!) Liberty?
hugs and more hugs,
Steph

eclectic archivist said...

We haven't had rain most of the summer and you arrive just as the monsoon decides to show up. Hope you are able to get all your wonderful books dried out.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, stop back any time...welcome to Arizona.

paperbird said...

Oh Julie I am so sorry. Let them dry out and then stack them with something very very heavy on top. I think they will flatten down :) hopefully!

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

Oh Julie! what a nightmare! I really am so sorry!

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