Busy, busy weekend.
It started early. Thursday night, while I was decorating gingerbread, the high water in the sump alarm went off. Alarm system is not supposed to be working so we don't know the code. Had to call the previous owner of the house to get the code. She was very gracious, thank goodness. So the sump got bailed but water was still coming in and the pumps wouldn't come one. DF bailed it right empty and we went to bed. Where I didn't sleep very much because I was worried about the water coming in. Woke to a pounding headache and some nausea because of the lack of sleep. And about 1/3 of the sump filled. I called in sick to keep an eye on the sump, while DF went to work to say goodbye to a guy leaving and work for a bit then begged off to get the pumps replaced.
I did a little bit of my Christmas stuff but took it easy and spent a fair amount of time snoozing on the couch with 4 dogs piled around me, combined with checking the sump to see if I needed to bail some more while DF ran around and bought replacement pumps and got them installed. And went back out for pipe fittings since he couldn't quite get it back the way it was.
Saturday morning, we woke to the dogs out of their pen and a mess on the basement floor. Turns out, they were agitated because I'd locked a cat in the bedroom across the hall from them and she was meowing. They could hear her; we couldn't. Got the mess cleaned up and headed out the door to deliver a cradle to a friend with a new baby - one that was made for my oldest nephew almost 25 years ago (it is safe - been checked by PH nurses). Then hit a few stores in my old neighbourhood and met friends for dinner.
Sunday was lots of baking and another dog training appointment. Long day...