Disaster House

While we were out of town at Disney our dishwasher decided to dump some water on our wood floors. It really hasn’t been the best few months for us when it comes to water. If you haven’t guessed already the wood floors sucked the water right up and started to buckle. That is how we ended up in a disaster house the past couple weeks.

While the floors in the other rooms were getting sanded and stained, the three of us and all our furniture were limited to two rooms of the house. The limited space wasn’t bad alone but the stain smell and dust just puts the whole annoying situation over the top. Luckily we made it through the main area resurfacing and now with the contractors finishing up the kitchen everything is coming together nicely. One more coak of polyurethane and then we can get everything back to normal. The only other gap is the missing spindles on our main staircase. It kind of makes me feel like a dare devil every time I go up and down the stairs. If it wasn’t for Carter I would say just leave them out!

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The great flood of 2013

What a week last week. Mother nature just opened up the spigot and dumped a lot of water on us. My rain gauge read 8″ but I bet it was at least double that. Thursday morning you couldn’t even get out of our neighborhood because all the roads were flooded over. I know because at 4:00 AM our sump pump went out and I had to run to the local lowes to buy a new one. It was me and a hundred of my closest friends lined up to buy all the sump pumps that lowes had in stock. Luckily I got the last one and then rushed back home to install it.

By then it was too late, we already had about an 1″ of water in the basement. It ruined all of the new flooring we laid just 3 weeks earlier. Luckily none of the stuff was ruined and we ended up just losing the floors. The next day I shed a tear or two as we ripped all the floors out and put it out for the garbage man. Now we wait as the 8 fans and 2 dehumidifiers try to suck the dampness out.

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