Monday, June 7, 2010

What happens to me when I don't watch the weather forecast...

I live in North Texas, so in the Spring and Summer I am normally always checking the weather, but this weekend we were so busy that I never bothered to check and a freak thunderstorm showed up this morning and dumped a boatload of rain on us!

Bounce house looking into the garage
(it doesn't actually fit with all the crap piled on the side -
please ignore the piles unless you are garage sale shopping late this summer!)
Garage looking out to the street
(This one is going to be hard to explain to the kids & the nosy neighbors!)

I think the pictures speak for themselves (it's not shadows, it's water, and yes this is a fabric bounce house for residential use), but if you can't tell what it is...we were lazy and had left the deflated bounce house in the backyard leftover from the weekend birthday party so the kid's could play in it again today! Obviously this was not a good idea since it is supposed to now rain all week!

As you can tell by the pictures, the bounce house is now crammed in the garage that was already stuffed with things for a garage sale that we have yet to schedule so that it can dry before it is rolled up "to the size of a sleeping bag" for storage! I am guessing that with all the humidity, we will have a few days of bounce house garage and our house geckos will likely have a bounce or two themselves!

Here's to an extra margarita and hoping it's not covered in mildew by next weekend because that would totally suck!  We bought ours from Kohl's during one of the extra 30% off sales when it was already marked down (so it was cheaper than renting one twice for our two summer birthday boys), and of course they don't carry it anymore!  Bummer, you can buy your own Blast Zone Misty Kingdom Inflatable Bouncer - Water Park with Slide by Blast Zone at Amazon for $699 right now!  I know it says okay for water use, but that is only if you can store it dry!

By the way, if you are in the market for a residential bounce house, Blast Zone Bounce Houses are really well constructed and seem to hold up really well to the abuse of at least small children (since I don't have much else to go on) and they make a wide variety that come in a wide range of prices!


Confessions From A Working Mom Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 7:16:00 AM CDT  

You know, I work at a TV station, and there are still a LOT of days when I don't pay attention to the forecast (which, is literally done right in front of me 8x a day)... this kind of stuff happens to me more often than I care to think about.

BTW, we're thinking about renting a jump house for our daughter's birthday this fall... so I found this post doubly informative!


Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 17 April 2009. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact baileypoo at gmail dot com. This blog does accept some forms of advertising, free products, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

To get your own policy, go to


Copyright (c)2009-2011 Blog posts are legally protected by copyright, the same way books, magazines and newspapers are. If you find content or deals here which are helpful, feel free to quote a few phrases (but please link back to the original post). Please do not reprint an entire blog post, in electronic or print form without asking first (baileypoo [at] gmail [dot] com). Thanks so much!

Helping the environment...

About Me

My photo
I'm a wife and working mom of two beautiful young boys! I am lucky enough to have my mom watch the boys while I work so I can be a mom and have a career!

Other companies I review for:

Other companies I review for:

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by 2008

Back to TOP