Hello Friends! Today is a detour from my usual Friday post. No fab finds or pretty pictures to share today. Unfortunately, I spent the last two days with this guy--not my favorite date for sure!
I woke up very early Wednesday morning to the sound of water and my first thought was that we were finally getting some rain. It only took me a moment to realize the sound I heard was not rain. Still waking up, I sat up and thought maybe there was an issue with the toilet in the guest bath. When I got up, I stepped into a pool of water just about the time I heard my surge protector pop and the smell of my laptop power cord fry. I followed the sound to my kitchen, horrified to see that everywhere I looked was flooded with 2-3 inches of water. When I opened the kitchen cabinet under the sink, water was spraying full force from the cold water hose. I was able to turn off the water at the sink but I was overwhelmed with emotion. Being single takes on a whole new meaning during times like this and as independent as I am, I felt totally helpless. So I did what I always do when I feel overwhelmed, I prayed! Thank God for a helping friend, and we've definitely had better days than 7 hours with a shop vac but finally, the water was up and the sink hose repaired!
Besides extracting the water, everything had to come out of the one bedroom that still has carpet and all of the closets. Exhausted and relieved to be finished for the day, I was ready to take a break when I noticed how hot the house was. We are having our highest summer temps here this week, so at first I wasn't alarmed. However, when the thermostat climbed to 79 within 30 minutes, I was ready to call the AC guy. Seriously--on the same day! Incidentally, the two issues were not related. I thanked God again when it was fixed within an hour and under warranty! I wanted to share my experience with you because we all have home emergencies from time to time and it can be hard not to panic! My Mom may be 290 miles away, but she is still the first person I call when disaster strikes. She was a comfort to me and then Dear Firstborn called to encourage me during her lunch break after I'd sent her a frantic text. I couldn't help but notice the familiarity as she repeated words to me, I've often said to her ;) I filed with my insurance and will need to make sure there isn't moisture in the walls. I am still finding damaged personal items and cannot put my house back together until the carpet and closets are dry, so it will be a challenge! One of my biggest concerns is white markings that were left from the water on my stained concrete that I haven't been able to remove. Anyone seen anything like this? Suggestions?
I'll be sharing my progress. Thanks so much for taking the journey with me!
Do you pray or panic? Or a little of both?