Monday, May 11, 2009
It never rains but it pours
Really? I post a blog about how unbelievably overwhelmed I am, then go on a really quick cross country trip with my family tagging along on a business trip with David. We got home yesterday afternoon (Mother's Day, ironically enough) to be met with a gagging odor emanating from our garage and basement. Apparently the insane amount of rain along with flash floods in our area caused some water problems in our basement and garage. Some actually sounds a bit weak in this case. It's not a flood in the terms that you would think of a flood, but it seems that almost everything in our basement @ floor-ish level has been affected. It's called hydrostatic pressure. There's not really anything we can do about it, and since we're not in a flood zone, there's not flood insurance and so insurance is happy to inform us that we're on our own. This is going to be a huge undertaking. The (new) carpeting will have to be completely torn out, as well as the walls. God has provided, even in this. We had been saving some money for a small renovation to enclose part of the garage into an office space for David since he works from home. We'll use this to help replace the walls and flooring. In the meantime, everything in the garage has to be sorted and a very lot of it tossed. We are going to have to condense all of our living space into the 1200 sf upstairs area. I've been "in the process" of decluttering because we simply have too much stuff, guess this will really motivate me, huh?