Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Just a litte update

We are still hoteling it. We have the basement all cleaned out, and the plumber is coming in tomrorow to insall the hot water heater.

We have had the fight of our lives with the mortgage company and the flood insurance company. That is a whole post in itself. This morning, we should be good to go so we can get a gosh darn flood adjuster out to our house.

I think we have some nastiness growing under our bedroom. We have that flexible dutwork under there, and the water totally saturated it. So we know there is the possibility of black mold growing in there. The plumber/HVAC people are going to take out that ductwork, as well as remove our furnace.

The basement looks like a veritable no-man's land. No walls. No possessions. Just a broken hot water heater, furnace, and a sink that needs a good washing down.

We have learned a lot about community in this past week. It is hard to believe that just one short week ago, we were on pins and needles, watching the water rise in our basement. It is definitely a flood for the record books. Everyone has a story or two to tell. The hardest part now is seeing everyone's life out on the curb. And what pisses me off the most is as soon as you throw something out there, there are gawkers, looking through your stuff, seeing if there is anything the could salvage and make their own.

Sure people ... have the freak at it. it sat in sewer-infested, nastiness for over 36 hours. But its ALL yours.

Our thank you card list is growing longer. I need to really start writing them.

Thanks to you all for your well wishes. One day, the posts on here will return to their lightness and humor.

But for now, it is real life that is weighing the family down.

Later, dudes.



Anonymous Robin said...

Love you girl..
please help yourself to my house! Even if you just need to get away, hang out for a bit...
trying to find a bit of normal..

8:49 AM  
Blogger The "Mind" said...

I'm glad things are starting to come together and get on the road to "back to normal".

11:44 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

I cannot imagine what you are feeling. I am so sorry that dealing with the folks who are supposed to protect you is so'd think they had learned their lessons after Katrina!

Well, at moments like this, I indulge in a bit of fantasy daydreaming...that all those who were nice receive a room full of gorgeous, non-allergenic flowers and those who were mean and difficult...well, I wish upon them a terrible case of long-lasting hemorrhoids and I imagine that they know the painful, itchy things are courtesy of me!!!

Lots of love and good wishes to you and yours.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just glad you're all okay. Good luck with everything that's left to be done, at least you have flood insurance, we've never seen a reason to purchase it ourselves, but now I'm seeing things a bit differently.

5:22 PM  

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