Home again, lots of work ahead of us


After a week of chaos from our recent flooding, and sleeping at either a hotel or in-laws (thank you!!) we're finally home again. And now that we're home there's a mountain of work ahead of us to get our house back to normal. Everything from our kitchen is in boxes, shortly to be joined by everything from our bookcases, which all got damaged. We're also going to be going through everything with an eye to getting rid of a good chunk of our possessions that we just don't either need or use anymore, which should greatly lighten our load. We've submitted some initial details to our insurance company and hope to hear in a few days when we'll get funded to replace our beds as it kinda sucks sleeping on a mattress pad on cold, hard terrazzo. Anyway, hope your year is going better than ours.

Water is great, but not on your floor


When you awaken out of bed at 12:30am to discover that your feet are wet when hitting the ground - panic. That's what I discovered last night, after having only gone to bed at 11:30pm. The water leaked from the kitchen through the entire house and onto the back porch / Florida room leaving around half an inch of water everywhere. Thankfully two inlaws came over to help so by 4:30am it was almost all dried up. Many things have been damaged, including all of our beds, some furniture and electronics, but our two main computers were luckily off the ground, including my laptop which I'd left sitting on a couch. Luckily we'd just taken out the Christmas tree, otherwise the problem could have been very much worse as it had cables and connectors dangling on the ground. I've got a claim in with the insurance company, now I just need to get a list made up of everything that was damaged. Argh.


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