Sunday, July 19, 2009

So This Wasn't Our Best Week

So early Tuesday morning (2 am) our sons came to our room to tell us that water was POURING into their bedroom downstairs. Turns out one or our sprinkler heads broke and flooded into the window well and they were right... it had leaked under the window and was flowing like a river in there.... ok maybe not a river but at least a stream. We quickly removed everything from the floors and threw the boys mattresses out in the living room downstairs so they could try to get more sleep while we moved out the rest of the furniture and cleaned up the room. BUMMER is that it was the last room in the basement that we finished... not even 2 years ago. The carpet is completely ruined as is the pad and we now have had the restoration crew here to cut the sheet rock under the window out so that the wet insulation could be removed and fans were placed in the room for 3 days to dry it out. Needless to say that the week has already been VERY long. We got the boys settled into the spare room (luckily we have one) and now we are waiting to get going on the repair work. This is SO not our best week!! Oh well... guess it could have been worse - it could have happened while we were on vacation last week and then it would have ruined more than one room. Thanks for listening... just had to vent a bit. I don't even want to think how much $$ this will be since the homeowners won't cover it since the water came from outside of the house.

Oh and remember that weird weather we had last weekend? The strong winds and lightening? Well the wind blew over one of our big poplar trees in our back yard. Again... trying to see the bright side - if it had waited to fall in a year or two it may have been big enough to hit the house but right now it wasn't quite that big - probably 5 feet short of it. This week is bound to be better!

5 comments:

Shelly B. said...

Oh boy! What a pain! I'm so sorry that happened and hopefully this week WILL be better!

Tera said...

I can relate with water damage as I'm sure you remember me venting to you years ago at our old house. Sorry you have had a bad week. Hang in there!!!

SuiKim Friedmann said...

Oh my! That's terrible news! Well this week is bound to be better then! Good luck with all of that!!!

ps. and thanks for the email!!!

Hilary said...

oh, Tiffany! Awful! So sorry!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, Tiffany, yikes! How awful, what a mess.......so sorry to hear that!