What an insane last few weeks it’s been. It’s hard making a steady living as a crafter, maker, artist on any given day – and nearly impossible in today’s economy. So, I’ve been doing the resume/CV thing to very little avail. It’s been good practice for putting my professional wardrobe in order, and practicing my interviewing skills. I’ve been so focused on attaining employment, that I’ve put my studio on hold for a few weeks.
Then to add one more thing shifting my attention away from my studio, my apartment flooded.
I’d been suffering a headache, and had gone to nap it off. I woke up to the sound of a waterfall. You know that disoriented just out of bed stumble? That was me, down the hall towards the sound of the water. Apparently my kitchen sink backed up, there was water pouring over the top of the sink and counters and about 2 inches or so of water on the floor. That was a very long night of a plumber, and emergency water remediation. The plumber said that it was the stack in the wall that was totally blocked, and that the plumbing from the units on the two floors above me affected this.
The flooding seeped through the wall into the main hall of my building, seeped through to my living room, and took out my dining area as well.
I had 5 days of fans blowers, humidifiers, and air purifiers running 24 hours a day. They’ve removed my laminate flooring in my dining area and living room, and the linoleum from the kitchen. I am down to cement floors while I wait for the replacements to be installed. I feel so scrambled over this that I haven’t been able to focus on anything creative.
I’m looking forward to sitting back down in the studio soon.
Make something beautiful everyday.