Spring has sprung… in my basement

Dear friends,

I’ve been neglecting my writing this past week! My apologies.

We’ve had a rough month to say the least – maybe 2013 isn’t my year?

So mother nature has commanded Spring to open the floodgates of thawing Canadian ground, heavy rains and general muddiness.

It has caused THIS to happen in my basement….

Yep – that’s an additional 2 inches of water in my basement folks!

Oh did I mention my fiance is gone for the next two weeks?

I’m an “independent woman” and can handle this… right? Right!

Needless to say, after making sure the water had been drained, I escaped for some much needed cuddle time with the puppies!

puppy cuteness overload!
How can you stay stressed when you go to visit THIS?
How can you stay stressed when you go to visit THIS?

So, my basement floor is being ripped out, the drywall is going to be replaced and a NEW floor is going in! WAHOO – retail therapy πŸ™‚

Maybe this :


Could turn into this?


Ohhhh, or this?


Or this?


Or my personal fave, this:


As long as we’re having a bit of fun and wishful thinking – which do you prefer?

Newton would have loved the last choice – he LOOOOOVED being groomed. It’s been 3 months today that we’ve lost him, and I still miss him every single day. Today, thoughts will be had, words will be spoken, and he will be wonderfully and still tearfully remembered.

Even though this is a difficult day, I’m choosing not to write about how sad this is. As sad as I am, it helps to concentrate at our task at hand. We’ve decided to look at the positive in this disaster clean up. Starting fresh is my motto for this year, so I suppose it’s fitting that this decided to “spring” up on us now (haha – pardon the pun).

Some other great news. I have a new boarder with me for two weeks. His name is Kobe, he’s a Golden Retriever/Lab mix. He’s still being socialized to the cats, he finds them a bit terrifying. So they are kept separate except for the few instances I’m around for corrections. Stay tuned for a post all about Kobe!

Frankie running the show yet again…

I personally think he has Rottie in him as well, but his mom refuses to believe it…. So sad when I see such a wonderful and powerful breed have such a bad rap with people.

Nonetheless, he’s a great snuggle buddy. I can’t wait to try out training techniques to see what he responds to!

Snuggle buddy for nap time

I know I’ve been a bit all over the place with this post, I promise to put a bit more effort into the next one! Anyway, stay tuned for the next post – which I promise will not be weeks away!

Thanks for reading,



19 thoughts on “Spring has sprung… in my basement

    • It’s been an interesting month to say the least. Life is always better with puppy snuggles for sure!!

      Kobe’s a doll, I can’t wait to tell you all about him πŸ™‚

  1. Noooo….BOO!!!!!!!! Man, that is awful…Your redecorating ideas are all awesome, but I like the last one best of all too…Talk about a cool dog room!!!! Hi Kobe!!!! Blessings and hugs to you!!!!

    • haha, terrible huh? Well, it could always be worse I suppose.

      I’m still trying to get my Mr. on board with the dog room. I figure, since he’s away – it’ll be a surprise πŸ™‚

  2. Turns out I’m the first to vote for remodel option #2. I guess it’s because I’m a dog and that looks like just about the best room ever! So sorry about your basement ordeal. My daddy is also usually out of town when things like that happen. My mommy says he misses all the fun! Thinking of you and Newtown today, and hoping you get some comforting kisses from Kobe.

    • Hi Miss Harper Lee,

      I don’t blame you AT ALL. #2 looks like tons of fun. I have a feeling if we went that route I’d be very popular with my canine friends πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the thoughts. Kobe was a great snuggle buddy last night!

  3. Ugh! I know my parents would be very unhappy campers if this happened to them! Props to you for finding some positivity in it by blogging about it! I love the third option, by the way…I am an aspiring agility performer so that rocks my doggie socks. πŸ™‚

  4. I just had my geyser burst, so I know exactly how you feel. Hoping for a new floor as well, although insurance companies have a marvelous way of ensuring there isn’t enough money paid out to do the job. Oh well, I’ll be happier with whatever I land up with. I love #4, looking forward to seeing you get that one right πŸ™‚

    • It’s the worst! Insurance companies always seem to hire the best… I mean most expensive vendors :S

      Wishing you luck, if you need to rant – I know EXACTLY what you’re going through.

      We’re trying to take advantage of the situation by doing a bit of remodeling a the same time.

  5. Oh, I can so relate to your basement problem! And I love your positive attitude. I love the doggie cave under the stairs in the first photo! Great use of what is so often ‘waste’ space!

    • I wish I could have them all πŸ™‚

      Thanks a bunch for stopping by! I can’t wait to share what it’s going to look like in the “after” photo. If it’s half as nice as these, I’ll be happy πŸ™‚

  6. I think you tipped your hand by saying which was your favorite, but they’re all great. (I voted for 4 anyway.)

    I know how hard it is noting every milestone after you’ve lost a dog. Congratulations on making it through another one. Having puppies to snuggle always helps. (Even when it’s bittersweet)

    • Hi Kari,

      I think I did as well πŸ™‚

      Thanks – the 19th of the month has changed for me. I appreciate your thoughts and kind words. Puppies definitely make everything better, even though it’s bittersweet.

      Thanks for stopping by,


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