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Thread: Can I cry on your shoulder?

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    Planned all day yesterday, because today would be a snowy mess, and I have the day off. All my quilt squares for my LQS BOM sitting, ready to work on, and at 5:20 AM my daughter wakes me to tell me the ceiling has obviously been leaking most of the night - all my quilt squares are soaked, as is the carpet, and the table with all this quilt info-pages of instructions, cutting mat, and the water is still running into the room from the ceiling.....my entire day of sewing has turned into a full day of soaking up the water, and moving the buckets around when the leak moves... I just wanna cry. The leak is situated right in the way of my working at my sewing machine, so my whole day off is a total waste. Thanks for letting me vent.

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    If there's an upside to this, it sounds like your sewing machine is okay?!!! >>>>HUGS>>>>> So sorry to hear this. What a miserable time to have a leak (winter). Of course, there's no good time, is there?!

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    I am sorry for the mess, BUT at least your machine is safe and dry! maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

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    So sorry...

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. Can you get a roof repaired in the Winter?

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    I am so sorry that this has happened to you!! Here's a HUG for you!!

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    So sorry that this happened to you (((HUGS)))

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    I am so sorry! Hope it gets better soon.

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    Why is the ceiling leaking? Is it a leaky roof ... or a broken pipe? So sorry, I'd be crying too! What a pain!!

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    Thanks for making me think of something other than the mess. You're right - my machine is fine!!! I can always move it and sew elsewhere, but it's just a pain in the butt!!!!

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    that is SO awful, am very sorry, hope everything soon sorted And roof mended, rain/wet will get in everywhere.

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    Don't know what to say..... but ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))!

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    My sympathy! It's amazing how much damage water can cause, isn't it?

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    Sorry to hear of your leak and damage. I hope it is cleared up soon and that your machine is ok.

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    That stinks! I have been there and know how frustrating it is. So sorry your day isn't going the way you planned!

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    Sorry to hear this, unexpected change of plans are no fun,
    if you can gently put a hole in the area so the water can come out in one spot, with other items as protected as you can, tarp, trash bag under to catch the extra drips. May help reduce the extra damage, and help prevent it from spreading to other areas, giving the water a way out.
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    Hang in there !! (((Huggs)))

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    Oh poor you, still think of the qulters in Australia who have probally lost everything. Chin up. A good excuse to go to the quilt shop.

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    I have two shoulders and lots of tissues, so cry away! My first thought was your sewing machine. Glad it was safe. Sorry about the mess. :|

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    Yes, yes, yes! I should remember all those poor Austrailians who are suffering under those horrendous conditions. My problem is small in comparison. Thanks for helping me to put it into perspective. :-) This too shall pass....

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    It is still hard, tho, so don't put it down completely. Best of luck drying out your fabric pieces.

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    I'm so sorry what happens.

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    OMG..sorry to hear that you have a leak! Glad that your machine is okay. You can replace fabric but the machine would be costly. Good luck with all that mess....i am sending a big HUG :!:

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    Thanks, everybody, for the help in lifting my spirits. I was just feeling sorry for myself, and wasn't looking at the big picture. I really am blessed, and this leak is certainly not the end of the world. There are so many others in this world who are so much worse off than me, that I really have no call to complain. Fabric will dry, and I can sew someplace else till the leaking stops...(by spring, maybe?) Anyway, thanks, everyone!! You're a blessing!!!

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    I can only imagine......& like others said, thank heaven the sewing machine is high & dry.Take a deep breath & then count your blessings. It didn't soak your bed....etc.You're a quilter & will get thru it.Hugs for you.


    Quote Originally Posted by vivoaks
    Thanks for making me think of something other than the mess. You're right - my machine is fine!!! I can always move it and sew elsewhere, but it's just a pain in the butt!!!!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. We had kitchen pipes break a few years ago and had to redo two basement rooms, luckily neither of them my quilting area.

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