Saturday, September 19, 2009

And the rain came down

Ok, it wasn't rain. It was a burst pipe in my upstairs shower. And although we were only out of the house for about 3 hours we came home to find our living room ceiling had fallen to the floor with a little waterfall and soggy soaked carpet on all 3 floors. After spending about 3 hours with a wetvac we decided to call insurance. So glad we did.

The water restoration guys have spent the last week ripping up carpet and opening up drywall to dry the house out. The thermostat currently shows at 98 degrees.

We came to the hotel expecting 5 days. Now it is looking more like 6 weeks. All our stuff is packed up and headed to a storage unit.

It definitely could have been worse. Our family is safe. Our computer, laptop, wii, all safe. But new paint and carpet all around, ba-bee!

So I will try to check back in and post in the next few days. But don't expect to see me at the Lancaster walk- all my awareness items I was going to sell are boxed up somewhere in my basement.

The one thing that I did forget and I feel terrible- I forgot to grab Gabriel's box from my living room bookcase. They packed him. I am so sad about that. I meant to take him when we left that first night but I was distracted and forgot. When I went back he had been packed. I am going over this morning to see if there is any chance to find out which box and liberate him.

Hope you all have safe and healthy weekends. I'll keep you updated.



Unknown said...

Oh my gosh! That's good you called insurance. It won't be fun not being in your home. :( I hope that you can find Gabriel among the boxes!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a terrible mess. Like you said "things could be worse." I live by that saying! Just think how refreshed your home will look.

Anonymous said...

Oh I was wondering what was going on. I just saw bits and pieces on your FB. Hope it gets fixed fast!

Bluebird said...

Oh my gosh, what a headache! I admire your outlook :)

Once A Mother said...

Oh no! What a mess to have to deal with. I do hope you are able to find Gabriel, that will bring some peace among the rest of this chaos.

Lynda said...

OMG! Your so calm! I think I would have freaked out if I saw that!! I hope they can get it fixed ASAP!

Ter said...

Oh wow! I can't believe that happened! Yikes! I hope it won't be too much of an ordeal to get it all fixed. ((hug))

Sweet said...

You have such a positive outlook...Wow, yeah, the rain did come down...good luck!