Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This is why...

...I haven't been posting lately! Last Saturday night while we were asleep, a cracked toilet tank leaked and refilled, leaked and refilled, all night long. We woke up Sunday morning to find water pouring from the light fixture in the kitchen. There was an inch of water on the kitchen floor, and it had seeped into a heat vent and soaked part of the basement as well.

This is what it looked like on Monday, after the water damage company removed the sagging drywall...





This used to be the cozy reading nook in our school area...



Needless to say, working with the insurance company, the water damage company, the drywall repair company, the painters, and the carpet store is keeping us busy. After Thursday, I won't be able to use my kitchen for a while (the cabinets have to come off the wall so they can repair the wet stuff behind them) so I'm trying to cook and freeze some meals.

I'm doing my best not to complain--after all, we still have a home, unlike so many others in the world. This is an inconvenience, not a disaster. We are getting some school stuff done in spite of the mess. My new homeschooling motto: when life gives you soggy ceilings, rely on documentaries and independent reading!

2 comments:

The Stone Age Techie said...

How awful! I admire your attitude, hang in there -
:-)
Karen

Sparklee said...

My attitude may change, after a week without a kitchen! But the damage could have been a lot worse. On the bright side, I finally get to redo my worn-out kitchen floor!