Saturday, September 22, 2007

Land of the Living

I'm still in the land of the living. As of today, that is. So far, two bathroom floors are torn up, a large portion of the downstairs sheetrock is removed and upstairs carpet is ripped up. Each team that comes over to check drying progress, has a different opinion about our kitchen floor, but today, Joe and I made a command decision to not have it removed. We are negotiating having our upstairs carpet completely replaced. One team said it was salvageable, but the other team says it's not. As difficult and inconvenient as it is going to be, we would rather have it replaced. We are also going to pay the difference, and have our third bath flooring replaced to match the others. We are also wondering if we should replace our cheesy toilets. The guy that came today, said that he sees a lot of water damage in new construction, because of the cheap toilets they put in. He recommended either replacing all of the "guts" of each toilet, or just getting new ones. I'm all for that, as I don't want to ever do this again......

I also started my Anatomy and Physiology, as well as my Physics classes the day after our flood. I'm going to have to study hard, but I'm actually excited about learning A&P. I've always wanted to study this stuff. The Physics, not so much, so my focus is going to be on doing well in A&P.

Thank you to those who have commented and are praying for us. I'm feeling not so much like I'm going to crack anymore. But, each day is some new question or surprise, so keep those prayers coming! Insurance is going to cover all water damage, but they determine how much money we need to do everything. Once we agree, they cut us a check, and we have to take care of hiring out the work. Joe has a friend lined up to do the sheet rock repair, and he is going to put up the crown moulding himself. After that, it's on to the flooring and having the downstairs carpet cleaned. Pray it goes smoothly, we stay within the budget and it's done quick.


The Draper Family said...

If you decide to do the carpet.... We had our carpet replaced by Sumner Carpet One--- they were fantastic. Did our entire house in 2 1/2 days and were so professional and great to work with. I HIGHLY recommend them!!

Chelle said...

Glad things are coming together. You will make it! Praying for you guys :)