Tuesday, July 16, 2013
MY "WELCOME HOME" FROM CAMP
Remember how I left you last Friday with the words "I'll be at Children's Camp with Emily until Sunday evening, and will finally have some time next week to photograph some GREAT projects I've finished up!"? Well, I should have never opened my mouth...
This is what I came home from camp to.
Saturday afternoon while at camp I got a call and text from my husband that simply said "Call me." Uh-oh. When we got connected the conversation started out with "We're fine BUT..." and I knew something was wrong.
Long story short, we had been having some issues with the toilet in the kids' bathroom, and Saturday morning he and my son worked to replace and fix what needed to be done. Not a big deal, they had done that kind of work before and felt confident about it. So, they got the job done, did other things and relaxed for a few hours around the house, and then left on an errand (to pick something up across town for me). When they walked in the door about an hour later, my husband said he heard the dreaded "hissing" sound and knew immediately something was wrong. A seal on the water pipe that connects to the toilet from the wall had come loose, and water was going everywhere.
We have floor air vents, so they were filling up and the kids' bedroom floors were soaked. Thankfully, the water didn't quite make it to their bedroom door where the wood flooring in the hall starts.
We have an AWESOME insurance agent (if you need one, they're the best!) who came over right away and worked for several hours with Ray to move furniture out, remove wet carpet, tear up the wet pad, and suck the water out of the vents. Awesome I'm telling you...he completely went above and beyond. Thanks Von!
This is bad, but it could have been so much worse. We've never dealt with flooding before, and I can't imagine what it would have been like if the boys had been away from home longer than they were. I'm so thankful! They worked like dogs to get everything cleaned up and salvaged and stashed elsewhere around the house. My guys are the best!
So, as I write, I'm waiting for the installers to come with a new pad and they will re-install the carpet in those rooms. It's all dried out and fine. But, I'm totally at a standstill as far as getting some things done until I can get everything out of their bedrooms back INTO their bedrooms!
And, of course, I'm hosting a baby shower here this weekend, so all of the projects I planned to get done for that this week just flew out the door. Fun times, right?