Friday, April 15, 2011

The story...

So I went downstairs last Monday. Lately I haven't been going downstairs very much due to my lack of desire to scrap + I can't (ha ha!) clean cat butt when I'm preggo but I went down to my scraproom to get some cardstock to make labels for some horse stuff I'm selling. As soon as I hit the hallway, I notice my socks are wet:/ Then I realize I'm squishing down the hall. WTH?! I do into the utility room and our sump pump hole is overflowing with water. So either we had a husband malfunction or a sump pump malfunction. Lance was gone for 9 days so before he left I asked him "So everything is good with the sump pump because all of this snow is going to melt this week". The response I received was "yes, it's all taken care of. Don't worry".

Hmm..... hence the husband for give away:/

So Monday nite when he gets home, we rip out all the sokaing wet carpet and pad and get the sump pump working again. Not a great job for a 8 month preggo woman but oh well. (read...hubby will pay for that!) So Service Masters comes on Tuesday and assesses the damage. Luckily there isn't any except the carpet and pad. They do leave 2 huge dehumidifiers and 12 huge fans to help dry everything out. These are in our house for 1 week. Now we have stuff EVERYWHERE!! It's only going to get worse as more stuff needs to move up in order for the carpet layers to put carpet in. We haven't picked out carpet yet because we've been too busy drying out. Monday we'll go pick carpet and hopefully have it all installed in the next week or so.

In the meantime, I'd really like to get all the wallpaper pulled off the walls and everything painted down there. I think that may be a bit of a pipe dream but at least all the wallpaper gone. There is A LOT of it!

So there it is. Thank God for insurance and my sheer willpower that my hubby is not buried in the back yard. He's still in the doghouse for it because of the mess. I didn't realize how bad wet carpet and pad stinks:/ Ick!! Its in the garage but still! ICK!!


Morgan Owens said...

I'm not going to lie, when I first started reading and you said your socks were wet I thought your water broke haha!
Sorry about the mis-hap!

Gina said...

I'm the worst at checking blogs lately.. I'm SORRY! I miss it. I will be better. This working everyday thing is really getting in the way.. good thing I will be done in 19 more days! Yippeeee!