Sunday, January 3, 2010

Who caused more damage...

...the 8,000 kids (and 14 adults) that we had over for New Years Eve, or a little mouse?


Here is the damage caused by the "8,000 kids"...
(sorry about the poor picture quality, but it was New Year's after all!)


Spencer was all worried that we would not have time to clean the basement before our party... which we did. I guess that it turns out that we really shouldn't have worried about it. :)


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As for the little mouse, here is the damage caused by that little stinker...



Here is a hint to my question about who caused the most damage...

Only one of them is going to result in our first claim to our HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE!

Did you guess the mouse?

You are right if you did.

Congrats, I guess. :(

Here is what happened...while we were on vacation, the little mouse made a feast out of the rubber piping the carries the water into the dishwasher. I know YUCK! But, the bigger problem is that the first time I ran the dishwasher, I was in a hurry to get to church. I started it up and then ran out the door without turning back. I was quite surprised to find a pond in my kitchen when we got home an hour later. The water never made it into the dishwasher, but rather poured out all over the floor. Not good...not good at all! In addition to having a broken dishwasher, we ended up with warped hardwood floors in the kitchen. One of my Facebook friends said that the mouse was probably really mad about being left at home while we went to visit his cousin Mickey. ;)

Luckily, my handy husband (and his little helper) completed their first plumbing job that did not end up with me being short one piece of Tupperware. :) And, my diswasher is functional again. Unfortunately, my handy husband doesn't do hardwood floors.



Here's to a less destructive 2010!! Woo Hoo!!

4 comments:

Tash said...

I love is handyman clothes....he must be the best dressed handyman I ever saw, and I would hire him in a heartbeat! Damage, the mouse is the winner , but it looks like fun was had by all on New Years. Can you host Claire's birthday party?

~~Mel~~ said...

Oh wow that mouse sure did cause alot of damage!!!

msmichelel said...

Oh Kelly, sorry to hear about the dishwasher episode. I had a babysitter that went on vacation and came bakc to a flooded floor - but it was her washer (and she wasn't in the middle of a load or anything). I still run my dishwasher and my washer as i head out the door always praying I come backt out a dry house - guess I am a big risk taker after all! LOL.
Wow, your basement sure does look very partied in, lol. I'm sure they all had fun!

Jennifer said...

Looks like your children and all the neighborhood kids had as much fun on new year's eve as my trio has on a daily basis :-).