Heidi and I celebrated our 21th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1st. We had planned to go out for lunch, but with the flood causing problems for so many people we decided to put postpone our lunch date. The kids all reported to clean up crews and spread out helping clean up. I stayed home and worked on appliances which needed to be taken apart and cleaned.
I had to take this stove completely apart and clean everything. I even had to wash out the insulation. Rust was already setting in so several parts needed to be sanded and painted. The most amazing thing happened! I got it back together again. I wonder if all those extra parts I ended up with are important!
We haven’t had running water for almost a week now. We have been able to get drinking water from the local school and water for bathrooms and laundry from the rain, school, and water truck. Twice trucks have come by and filled up our water barrels.
Last night the water started running so I told Heidi that her anniversary gift could be having running water to wash the dishes. You’ll never guess what I got for my anniversary gift… I guess I should have noticed she was holding a frying pan over her head while I was explaining the joys of washing with running water.