Friday, February 8, 2008

Update and a Layout share

Here is a little update on our water damage situation. We called in All American Cleaning and they brought in 3 big fans to dry out the walls. Clayne bought a heat cable rope that he put up on the roof to help melt the ice block. Apparently the snow that was melting higher up on the roof was pooling behind the ice block and then seeping under the shingles and into wall of the house. Clayne also spent a good portion of the day up on the roof chipping away the ice. Poor guy his face is all wind burned and he was frozen. Fortunately the majority of the ice is gone from this trouble spot now and we will not get any more seepage. The cleaning guys came back yesterday after the fans had been on for 24 hours and said we were making good progress and that it looks like the walls would be saved. I'm not going to totally accept that until we are all the way in the clear. We still have the fans going and they will be back again today to check the progress. We just wait and hope and pray. We lost a little of the pad because they say that it never does get dry so we will be replacing that - but that is pretty minimal and all the carpet looks good. I am so glad I had my carpet cleaner to pull some of the water up quick. Unfortunately it looks like I will need to be doing some repainting when it is all over with. That beautiful paint job that I did in Cheyenne's room just this summer - yep, I'm a little bummed over this. Guess I should be glad that we are (likely) saving the walls. I know it could be a lot worse and then of course I think of all the people who lost their homes in the tornadoes and I feel very blessed. This is only a house and it is still standing.

The kids all had the day off from school yesterday as many of you know and Cheyenne continued to be very put out that we are ruining her room. I just try to smile and let it roll off. Carson had the flu and I kept him home again today just to play it safe. This has not been one of the best weeks lol. Oh well - it builds character. Now just so that this isn't all doom and gloom I would love to share with you a layout I finally got made to announce the birth of my beautiful new niece. Isn't she sweet? She is now almost a month old - time flies. I can't wait to see her in real life. New babies are just the sweetest. Hope everyone else is getting along well with the weather. word to the wise.... if you have ice on your roof get yourself a heating rope and get the situation under control. We will learn from this and keep it up there in future years to prevent this problem.
This is another creative team layout using the kit Grace by Angela Niehaus. Congratulations to Jedd (Clayne's brother) and his wife Kathi.


Wendy Sue said...

Glad to hear the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been -- but still such a pain for you all. I hate to admit I was exactly like Cheyenne when I was young (maybe I still am a little bit) - it sounds like you are an amazingly patient mother...much like my own mother was...poor mom. ;) Very cute layout - I love those brand new baby photos! :o)

Emily said...

What a nightmare. Hopefully everything will be fixed completely soon.

Skylette said...

Hey Tiffany!

I'm so sorry to hear about the water issue...that is never a fun thing to deal with. Thanks for the tip about the heating just don't think about things like that until it happens!

Hilary said...

I'm soooo sorry about your problem!!! Ack! Glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

This is the CUTEST page! Love it!