Saturday, October 13, 2007

My House

My house. It smells new now. Joe finished painting the repaired drywall today, and you wouldn't even be able to tell that it had been torn off. His last task is to reinstall crown moulding on that wall. We will be having our downstairs carpeting cleaned on Friday, and we're officially DONE with our water damage restoration ordeal.

Our insurance company covered all the water damage done to the specific areas of the house. This did not cover the carpeting in two bedrooms, but we did it all anyway. We also had our third bathroom floor replaced to match the other ones, which was not covered, either. And, actually, there was a small bit of water damage to that flooring as well from a tiny separation in the old vinyl, so it was probably a good thing we ripped that up. They actually had to cut out a piece of that underlayment. Anyway, my task now is to tally up everything we spent and see it we spent what they gave us. If we did, we can claim a little more money, which would be cool, since we went ahead and bought the toilets.

All in all, this whole thing has turned out O.K. It was a major inconvenience, and sometimes overwhelming, but we got through it, and have a pretty cool-looking house. I remember the first day all of this happened. Joe was working a double shift, and came home to find me sobbing on the couch with fans everywhere. I was freaking out. We went outside to get some air, and he stopped and prayed about everything. It was nice. He also handled a lot of the coordination, since I had just started my classes. He has done a great job putting things back together.

Apparently, it's not the end of the world to have a flood in your house and replace most of your flooring. It is survivable. Life does actually go on......

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