"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Things Fall Apart

 So, ironically, at my evening book club Thursday night, we chose Chinua Achebe's Thing Fall Apart for our next month's read.  A few hours later, the main water line to our hydronic heating system burst and flooded our house.  So yes, things really did fall apart.

The leak occurred in the middle of the night.

If these pictures look familiar to you, that's because we had a similar issue over the summer when the water line into our refrigerator burst and gave us the same sort of results.  This was easily twice as much water though.

 Our rental company called in a crew to clean up, and we had to move everything out of two rooms in the basement, and put it all into the school room/library.  Thankfully there was no damage in there.

I thought they were just going to remove the carpet but before I knew what was going on, drywall on the walls and ceiling was removed.

This is what it looked like when I last saw it.

Now all the drywall is off the walls, and they've begun pulling up the floorboards.  Not sure if they're going to remove the floorboards or not.  They're definitely soaked and there is standing water under them.  They are also starting to bubble, so they should.  I'm a little concerned that mold will grow if they don't.  We're starting to wonder if it's time to look for another house.  I love our location, the view, the house... But we pay a crazy high amount of rent to have constant problems (water issues twice now, plus constant septic and heating issues).

For now they've put us up in a nice hotel - two adjoining rooms for the six of us.  Obviously with the problem related to our heater, we have no consistent heat at the house, and the kids all sleep in those downstairs rooms, so until they get that fixed, looks like we'll be camping out.  Nice place to camp :)  Not exactly what I had in mind for Christmas though...