Monday, March 19, 2007

The Long Silence

My last post was Thursday March 8. It had been a great week. Then Friday morning the flood came forth. Quite litereally!! My dear sis-in-law managed to flood my kitchen.....using the upstairs toilet. I had a waterfall of toilet water streaming out my kitchen light fixture. There were several gallons overall. Under the fridge, the stove, on top of the cabinets, and on top of the fridge. It was dripping though the ceiling on the other side of the room. AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

We mopped up the mess and called the insurance. They said not to repair it until the claims adjuster could come. That would be Monday morning.

My mother came over and helped us pack up all the food because we didn't want it to get exposed to anything. We packed up the kids and moved to her house several blocks away. Monday morning the claims adjuster came and issued us a nice little check. Then the fun began. We had to rip out a nice size piece of the ceiling and get it replaced. As a result this is what it looked like.

This was Monday night. Tuesday morning I moved my family back home and spent almost 10 hours cleaning and disinfecting from the top to the bottom. Thank you to all who helped!!!!!

I still have a hole there but my amazing husband has since installed four lovely recessed lights and after we spray to kill any mold there might be my new ceiling will go up and I can start painting.

Through all of this though, we have managed to get a new tub for our bathroom. This is something that I'm really excited about. I'll post more pictures as events warrant. Needless to say, there hasn't been much sewing since Thursday evening a week ago. HOPEFULLY. TODAY.

9 comments:

ShaggaBear said...

I'm glad the plumbing will be fixed! Sorry you have a hole in your ceiling. I know about those!

Mama Lily said...

The lights are lovely. Hope it goes smoothly from here.

The Salmoiraghi Clan said...

holy canoli! wish we could've been there to help!

palmtreefanatic said...

sighzzzzzzzzzz
wow, looks like a nightmare, BUT at least you can see some positive from it! new tub, new ceiling, lights...cool! you will have to show the finished project!

Doug and Stacey said...

I'm glad the insurance got you the check so quick. You just lived my worst nightmare!

Heather said...

What a crazy weekend! At least you had some help getting that cleaned up! I agree getting new stuff out of it is a positive to take away the negative! Hope to see ya soon!

Blogger Poet said...

looks like a nightmare.. Hope things work out..

Mama Lily said...

LOVE YOUR NEW TICKER!! so sweet.

Exquisite said...

Next time somthing like this happens (hopefully it won't) just give me a jingle, I'll be happy to help! (as long as I'm not in school hehe)