The plumber didn't find a darn thing blocking our mainline drain. Um, WTH? I was not imagining all the water bubbling up out of it on Saturday. After he left, I tried running a small load of laundry to test things out. The drain did not back up - YAY! - but the hose on the washer apparently loosened enough to start leaking. Lucky for me I was standing right there and noticed immediately that the sound was different and was washer wasn't filling very quickly. I turned it off, found the loose hose, and fixed it. Still? Grrrr......more water to mop up.
Our snow continues to fall. Schools opened late this morning and probably will tomorrow. Walker has shoveled our driveway three times. My brother is recovering from surgery and can't lift a shovel loaded with snow, but he can move the cars out of the driveway and sweep up the front steps. I'm happy to leave it to the boys. Not that I have a choice: since my breast cancer surgery Walker doesn't want me shoveling so he either takes the shovel in the van with him or puts it in the garage rafters where I can't reach it. Last time he did that I used Diva's tiny kid shovel to clear a path to the street. The handle is half as long as a regular shovel, so I was hunched the whole time. No fun. But I got it done.
Tomorrow, we go to a family education class to learn how to help my brother. Walker and I are the only ones from my family that signed up. My mom is avoiding the whole thing and I think my sister is, too. I guess it's a good thing he moved in with us and not one of them.
I got a post card in the mail from the Susan G Koman foundation. Someone who loves me has made a donation in my name. What a thoughtful gift! I was very touched. With all the stress and drama we've had lately, it was a nice surprise to know that someone I don't see often was thinking of me.