Thursday, August 13, 2009

40 days and 40 nights? Took us 2 hours!

Well, when it rains, check the toilet! I took the kids school shopping yesterday and when I returned it was to a small flood. Apparently the toilet overflowed while we were gone and was stuck running. I managed to get the toilet to stop running and started throwing every towel we had on hand on the floor. We used them all up and ran for the neighboors shop vac to no avail. Our bedroom carpet was soaked the laminate in the hallway had water running under it. The water had made it's way into the kitchen and it was raining toilet water into the basement. Part of the carpet was soaked the insullation all had to be pulled and the air conditioner shut off so it wouldn' t short out. So, it was 7pm by this time. I called our homeowners insurance and they sent over a 24 hour disaster clean up crew, thank goodness they came out last night. They managed to pull up the floor in the hall, the tile in the bathroom is cracking and the floor is bending, the bedroom carpet was pulled partially up and the pad removed. The insullation was pulled out of the celing in the basement and about 45 high intensity dehumidifiers/dryers were put in the house. We set up a tent in the backyard and camped for the night. Lisa, bless her heart, is going to take Haley and Mark for me today while I supervise the demolition of my house. They are going to have to take 4 inches up the wall board, and all my baseboards off. So, it will take 3-5 days to dry, then Monday the adjuster comes to estimate damages. Life just got a little more complicated, but then as Mark said last night, "It's just stuff. It can be replaced. It could have been worse. We could have been sleeping and a fire broke out." So, I guess there is always a bright side! We'll be moving into my Grandma's house for the time being. So you can reach me on my cell 801-678-2916. Love ya all! Check your toilets before you walk out the door!

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! Well your other bright side - new flooring! That sounds terrible though. We have got a funny toliet so now I am getting nervous! Great Oregon pictures though.