Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yosemite Part II and Short Break

Hello dear bloggers! It's Outdoor Wednesday again hosted by Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer. As promised, I give you Part II of beautiful Yosemite, CA.

But before I begin, I'd like to share with you the reason why it's been slow going here at the Lace and Ivy Cottage. You know the expression "Life Happens", well it's been happening all right.

This week, we had the misfortune of some severe water damage due to a broken pipe from a water softener. It destroyed some drywall, carpeting, and a custom built entertainment center in our media room. This once housed a humongous TV. What is it with men, big TVs and a dozen remote controls? I never spent much time here because I don't even know how to turn the TV on!

The water damage was so extensive that it warped much of the built in unit. This is just before demo.

Here's what I'm left with. Nothing but a black hole. Actually, it's black paint from behind the TV. See all the fans and heaters?

This is the opposite side of this floor. This WAS my school room. School resumes on Monday, Aug. 10 and I can't even access our books and supplies.

Needless to say, I'm quite overwhelmed. So I hope you all understand if I take a short break of a week or two until I can get normalcy in my life again. But I promise to have a lot to share when I return, and hopefully some AFTER pictures as well.

So without further ado, I present to you Outdoor Wednesday!

These pictures are courtesy of my Sweet 16 DD during her camping trip to Yosemite.

Rafting along the Merced River.

It's hard to believe there's still snow here, being that the temperatures have been in the triple digits in Southern California.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday, everyone! I'll see you all again in a week or two!

Till next time,

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