Thursday, April 16, 2009

What's going on around here....

I hope everyone had a great Easter! Mine was a bit different this year, since we moved away from family, but still good. The kids and I traveled Back Home on Friday so we could see family and have a little Easter Egg Hunt (which normally would have happened after church on Easter Sunday). The trip was only slightly marred by the presence of tornadoes :).

Arising on Easter Sunday morning, we found that the carpet in the master bedroom closet was soaked...NOT a normal occurrence for us. The unseen leak grew in magnitude, unfortunately, and we had to call a plumber to come out on Monday. Turns out, the faucet in the tub of the master bath had been leaking behind the wall, puddling on the subfloor, and our closet was just an inconvenient place for it to show up. Plumber came, replaced part, problem solved. Or not.

Enter the Water Extraction Team. These are the folks that clean up after disasters, y'all. These guys cleared our closet, pulled up the carpet and padding, and set up humongous driers, fans, and dehumidifiers in the bedroom, rendering it uninhabitable for the last few days. Hubby and I found out that "sleeper sofa" is a complete misnomer.

Yesterday, Water Extraction Guy returned to check the level of moisture remaining in our tropic-like bedroom. Closet carpet passed inspection...unfortunately, bathroom flooring needed to be ripped up. All driers,fans,and dehumidifiers were moved into a bathroom devoid of flooring and way too small for all this equipment. At least we were given permission to sleep in our bed last night. Which we did, though the wind-tunnel effect and the humidity and the high temperature made it like trying to sleep...where?...I can't even think of a comparison. Must be lack of sleep making my brain fuzzy.

Anyway, to conclude: We are very hopeful that Water Extraction Guy will take away all his noisy machines today when he checks the house again. Hubby's brother & his family are coming to visit us for the first time in this house and we're looking forward to spending the day with them. I'll try not to bore them with tales about our house problems, promise. I'll even try to post photos (Mimi, I found my camera).

Later Days!

p.s. Coming up soon...the Flooring Guy!


Jan and Miekie said...

Ah Kelly what a mess! What a way to spend Easter weekend! One consolation - you'll never forget this weekend!
Our house was flooded last year - by fountains that sprung up after lots of rain. No turning off a fountain, like a faucet! We had to dig a deep trench behind the house - on a Sunday! -before it stopped, and we could begin to dry the carpets!

all4memories said...

Maybe it was like sleeping in the Amazon? Anyway, glad it's all better now. :o) Hope y'all have a great weekend, and keep that rowdy bunch that's coming over settled down. :o)