It's raining. And stinky here in lovely Nueva Jersey.
On Friday night/Saturday morning I was jarred out of my sleep by our doorbell being frantically rang.
I wasn't about to answer it. Mainly because it could have been crazy drunk people from across the street and I didn't feel like putting pants on. Mainly the latter.
On Saturday morning we discovered why.
Allegedly the daycare center two doors down from us flushed a mop head (swiffer???) causing the sewer lines to back up and flood about eight houses with raw sewage in their basements.
The house to the left of us got it bad and so did the house to the right of us. If you go outside or crack the windows, it smells like what I imagine a Brazilian shanty town would smell like.
And just like a Brazilian shanty town, the neighbors to the right of us, while they were waiting for the cleaning crew to extract their shit-laden belongings from the basement (note to self, when we purchase a house use basement only for tornado shelter purposes, not storage), the decided to start dumping sewage by the bucket load into the gutter in front of their house--and thus in front of ours.
At least Brazilian shanty town residents have abject poverty as a legitimate reason for living in poorly sanitized conditions. Not supreme ignorance and apparent common sense retardation.
Aside from the stank wafting from all angles--we were luckily pretty much untouched by the back up. I think because Basement Neighbor lives in the basement so it's a finished basement. I also heard that Upstairs Neighbors had some shit squirt out of their dishwasher when they tried to run it Saturday. We luckily had none of that happen to us.
Since it was raining and the stink and the rain confined us pretty much indoors, I took the opportunity to whip out my annual summer skirt.
It's my standard bias skirt from McCalls's pattern 2255. I made a skirt from that patter in 2009, 2010, and now 2011.
This year though I went with 100% rayon.
The print is a Kaffe Fassett for Rowan called "Asian Circles." I got it on sale from Fabric.com.
Dr. Mad Scientist thinks it would be great paired with a coconut bra and roasted pig.
Whatever, I like it and it will be wonderful to wear when the weather gets up to 90 degrees.
Which, I gotta say am glad it wasn't this weekend when the brown tide came rolling in!!!
Labels: New Jersey, Sewing