I love the rain. I sleep in peace when it rains.
I love the snow. It makes everyone slow down, stop and play in complete stillness.
I do not love it when the snow melts and creates an Ice Dam which then causes RAIN in my home.
For years I have watched the AllState commercials. You know, the ones that say, "You're in good hands, with Allstate." It always made me feel safe.
I can now honestly say that, yes indeed, we are in Good Hands... and a great big whopping Thank You to AllState.
And now I leave you all with the vision of me, watching the water run down my walls. It ran directly down, stubbornly clinging to one surface on a single minded path. I knew that if I could just guide the water into a bowl, I could at least save myself the trouble of mopping floors every hour until the Insurance Mitigation Team could get there to do their job.
I needed a sluice of some kind, to gather the water and direct it to one of 11 bowls on my floor.
What did I have that could make a sluice?
Yeah. That's right. I used the sluice from the MouseTrap Game. I taped it to my wall and forced the water to run into a bucket.
Tomorrow the adjuster from AllState comes to the house to assess the damage and we can begin making repairs.
I'm a hardy New Englander but, seriously, I'm all done with winter.