Update on flooded house PAGE 2 @ bottom of page

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Baymule, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    A pipe burst in the ceiling on Dec 1 and gifted us with a huge mess. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=426341 Thanks to all for all the encouraging words. We have dealt with the insurance company and recieved a check today. By doing the work ourselves as much as possible we will be able to stretch it to do some extra up keep around here. Our DD and DSIL are our wrecking crew. They tore out sheetrock in 2 bedrooms, cloroxed the wall studs and got the ceiling up before going home. They will be back Friday and we will go up with the walls. Hoorah. (sarcastically she snarls) Sometimes I think our DD and DSIL don't have enough sense to pour pee pee out of a boot. I told them the control board on the wall in the middle bedroom was where the phone and TV was wired in. Weeeeeeell.................they took it down and threw it away. I TOLD them!! The garbage ran, and it was gone. No phone, TV or internet until Monday. At least when I get the bill, they won't be here so I won't go to jail for strangling them. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They also insisted on 12' sheetrock. No, I told them, it won't make the turn in the hallway. Oh, they both reassured me that they took out a whole sheet and it did go down the hall and made the turn. So I took off at lunch on Christmas Eve and met them at Lowes. I bought 30 sheets. Hah! Guess what didn't make the turn? Pinned against the wall by the sheetrock, I growled, did you think about MEASURING the piece you took out? [​IMG] My son in law suggested that I stay there for a while to cool down. So back to Lowes where I am well known by most of the crew there. They laughed at me for being a dufus. We bought 45 sheets of 8' sheetrock and the loading crew told me not to come back. [​IMG] We are the most unskilled de/con/struction crew ever.

    On Christmas morning I really nailed my poor longsuffering DH. I told him, I know we agreed not to get Christmas presents for each other this year, but I couldn't resist (while holding a pretty Christmas bag in my hand, evil smirk) Bless his heart, he had the biggest deer-in-the-headlights-look on his face. For about 20 seconds he felt real bad. I handed him the bag and he opened it. Inside was 2 peices of Pex plumbing pipe and a tee fitting. He yelled, you A_ _!!!!!

    My house is upside down, stuff everywhere. With no room or desire for a Christmas tree, I bought green wrapping paper, construction paper and a glue stick. My DD and 3 year old DG cut out a tree and ornaments and taped it to the wall. Looks pretty good. [​IMG] My decor is rolls of insulation, stacks of laminate flooring and lots of displaced belongings. The curbside shoppers have struck the Mother Lode at our house, we have tossed out in a massive pre-pre-pre-spring cleaning. The master bedroom is a shambles with a narrow trail to the bathroom and both sides of the bed. the worst part of that is when we get the other 2 bedrooms done, we have to move the master bedroom down the hall and wreck that room out. Sheesh. Not to mention both bathrooms and the floors. This has all the sounds and symptoms of lasting a while. Now I know what an explosion in a furniture factory looks like-I'm living in one. [​IMG] I'll keep ya'll updated, and if any of you need some remodeling work done, I might be persuaded to work for chicken feed. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011

  2. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    I can't even spell FLOODED. Oh well.
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I know you'll be happy when that stuffs all over. And congrats on getting the insurance check!
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hey, you have done well. You salvaged one of the most important things - your sense of humor! Best wishes!

  5. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    Thank you for sharing. You've set a good example to all who read this on how to manage in a crisis. We'll check back on Saturday to be sure the DD and DSIL are still above ground and you are not in stripes [​IMG]

  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I fixed your thread title for you since you mentioned it. [​IMG] I feel for you! We've been flooded for various reasons several times, by water heater malfunction or when in a bsmt apt, the gutters went wonky and flooded us a few days after coming home from having my second son. I hate to be flooded. We now live on a mountain and the house is on an above ground basement with the water heater downstairs. Best of luck with getting all your repairs made!
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    [​IMG] You poor thing.
    Breathe in, breathe out...and don't jacksmack anybody! [​IMG]

  8. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Hooray for your insurance company! Some pay out quicker than others. Sounds like you are pretty much on track. Just think how nice it will all look when you are done! [​IMG]
  9. firedancer57

    firedancer57 Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    Lurking in the corner
    It's all you can do but smile and continue to laugh. I know, lost most of everything after Hurricane Ivan. Seven trees through the roof,newly plastered hardwood floors and some of the most comical moments of our lifes together (well, we laugh at them now)
    Good Luck and remember to count to Twenty!

  10. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Keep posting! Keep posting!!

    When I start freaking about the workmen in our house - here again today at 830 telling me that everything in our attic was not supposed to be moved out of the rafters - it was supposed to be moved out of the room!! There is no way I can move all of that stuff and the stink bugs! [​IMG]

    (Today I discovered that despite careful packaging there are now stink bugs in my wedding dress.)

    Your situation is waaaaay worse than mine so you give me perspective! [​IMG] Sorry to benefit from your misery! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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