Now before you get all excited, I have to tell you that this post isn’t what you think its about.
I’m not redesigning or moving my blog (yet) so my itty bitty space in the blogosphere is not what is under construction. (Oh how I WISH it was that)
Nope, it’s my actual house that is under construction. It wasn’t planned, or expected and it has thrown us for a tailspin.
We are currently living in a construction zone. Sections of carpet are ripped up. Moldings are off the floors and around the door frames, our walls have been scored with a razor blade marking where they will demolish our walls today. The hardwood floors? Say bye bye! They are being ripped up tomorrow as well.
So what caused all of this to happen if we weren’t planning a remodel? Why the construction zone?
Roots grew into our sewer pipe which caused a backup into our house. Which means my friends I had sewage coming up and into my house/floors/walls etc. on our first floor.
Yeah….let me say it for you!
I’ll admit it. I’m not coping well…AT ALL!
We (well not WE, the water damage company that our insurance company sent out) are just in the process of demolishing and cleaning it all up and it is a MESS!! Two rooms will need brand new carpet, about 10 walls are going to be cut out, and they are guessing half of our hardwood floors are going to be ripped up. Not to mention some cabinets. HOLY CRAP!
We are most likely going to have to leave the house for a few days (read as 5 friggin days) so that they can dry out the subflooring. I simply can’t tell you how the thought of all of us in a hotel room for 5 days while trying to work out the logistics of my husband getting up at 4am to go to work (without waking the babies) and getting the kids to school on time when Big T normally take the bus since he starts school so friggin early scares me to DEATH!!
I do believe we have hit nightmare status.
So I’m writing this to ask that you hang in there with me. I might not be able to post next week. But once we are back in our home and settled again I’m certain I will have stories upon stories to share with you about this whole ordeal!!
Have you ever had a nightmare situation as a homeowner? How did you handle it?