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Thread: My fabric was safe but......

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    The dust bunnies were a floating! I now know why I keep all my fabric & sewing items in the plastic tubs. Water!!!! We are in a major flood again & keeping our fingers crossed that all the dikes will hold but I got water in my basement again & not from the flood. Thank goodness I went down to check the laundry or it would have been even worse. The water came in through the window well in my sewing room & continued to spread through the one side of our basement that does have tile but also has all my fabric & such. I had been down in my sewing room only about a half hour or so before & it was dry. Needless to say next time I went down it was not! We've had issues before, with water coming in, but we thought we had finally got the problem fixed. Wrongo! My floor did need washing but I would rather have washed it when I planned to & not before. Luckily I had just finished cleaning up my sewing area last weekend so nothing got ruined but I do have a couple of canvas bags, I use for my quilting classes, that got wet so I'll have to get them dried out. Of course hubby said,"Now would be a good time to get rid of some of this stuff." Referring to all my sewing things in my sewing room. I didn't even answer him, just ignored him. Silly man, why in the world would I get rid of anything when I've spent all these years collecting it! I did get my sewing room all dried & cleaned too so now I'll have to finish the rest this weekend. Not what I planned on doing at all. Whoever invented the plastic tubs & drawers must have been thinking of all us quilting gals.

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    wow, hope the dikes hold and you don't get more water! I have been lucky to always live up on a hill, and anything that goes on the floor of my sewing room is always in plastic tubs for protection, too... glad you planned ahead, sorry you had to wash that floor tho :)

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    So sorry for all the extra work you've had to clean because of the water. Thank goodness for plastic tubs. At least your stash is safe. I heard about the sand-bagging taking place now in your area (school kids helping) to protect homes.
    Hoping the water stays in its banks,
    Jan

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    Hoping Red River stays in the banks.

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    Good luck!

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    Wow - hang in there and hope I your next post isn't a call for floaties!

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    I hope you don't get any more water in!!!!

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    (((HUGS))) I hope the worst of the flooding is over (((HUGS)))

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    Plastic tubs are a good thing for fabric stored in the basement. That's where most of my fabric is, too.

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    Of course hubby said,"Now would be a good time to get rid of some of this stuff." Referring to all my sewing things in my sewing room.

    Tell him 'just as soon as you get rid of your _______', whatever his equivalent is, tools. wood, whatever it is.

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