Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Just a litte update
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.
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
Dear Nationwide Flood Insurance Department