Wow. I feel like I haven't WOYWWed in ages. In fact, it's been two weeks. And there's pretty good reasons for that. But, first things first, the desk:
Yes, this is a craft desk sadly unloved and neglected, piled high with paperwork (I was sorting through some papers looking for one particular document), and the only real feature of note is some pretty new Memory Box dies that I got last week.
And the reason for the neglected state of my desk and my absence from WOYWW? Well, I've not been crafting.. the only thing I've made in the past 2+ weeks has been a quick father's day card for DH. And the reason I've not been crafting? Well, firstly I was away in N Wales for 5 days, taking the kids for a mini holiday at my mum's. Then I was back home and spending my evenings (my only real crafting time) tidying the house and moving stuff around in order to make space for a delivery of new furniture. Then the furniture arrived and I spent an evening shifting heavy boxes around and unpacking some.
And then we reached Friday of last week.
This is what the river behind my house usually looks like:
This is what it looked like on Friday evening: :/
It got to about a foot away from actually flooding up onto the patio (and hence into my kitchen). It didn't get that far, thankfully, but it did get into the celllar. And because the fuse box is down there and we didn't know how far the water might rise, DH and I decided we needed to turn the power off, to be on the safe side, which meant we couldn't really stay in the house so we had to get the kids up, at about 11pm, and relocate to a hotel down the road!
Thankfully the waters receded the next morning and we came back home and have been spending every evening since, and a good portion of the daytime too, clearing out the cellar. We lost a lot of stuff - lots of books and CDs and DVDs that were boxed up down there awaiting us getting bookshelves etc sorted. Also a lot of my clothes that were in bin bags down there since we moved in (admittedly clothes that I haven't worn in years but still..). Oh and my beloved wedding shoes. :(
I've been salvaging some stuff that has sentimental value but most of it's gone for good. We're going to replace a lot of the CDs and DVDs and books in time. Oh and my Ranger heat tool has turned out to be very useful for drying out waterlogged books! :lol:
So, needless to say, crafting has very much taken a back-seat. But the cellar is pretty much sorted now and we've also managed to finish unpacking all the new furniture so that's done too. So with any luck, I may be able to get back into my craft room over the next couple of days and get some creating done. Fingers crossed.