Monday, August 31, 2009


Ugh making claims on the house stinks, first we had a huge hail storm a few months ago that damaged our home, our roof, our siding, our window wraps and gutters. So we of course put in a claim and are getting some things fixed, it's a long process but hopefully before the first snow flake falls we will be getting some of this done. Also we have been working our tails off trying to keep water from getting into the basement, we found out last winter that we were in fact getting water in the foundation as there is a crack in it. So we had 11 yards of dirt delivered and with the help of our family and friends we got that laid out, got new poly laid down and 11 yards of rock. What a pain in the butt but it looks amazing. The goal was that water would now run away from the house rather then to it......then last Monday we awoke to a huge rain storm. Tons of rain. We looked outside and noticed a couple of spots that needed to be filled with more dirt as there was pooling.

Then I get a email from Rob at work later in the morning saying he had tried to call me, the basement was flooded. The rain was so hard it leaked in behind our side stairs where there are some openings and also leaked in our egress window that leads into the office. That was the worst of it. After buying a humidifier, fans on the floor for days and using a carpet cleaner to try to suck up as much water as possible, the floor is almost dry.....but we did notice, how could we not (it's horrible) the smell of musty mildew. I hate coming home each day because it just reminds me that there is a huge problem in our basement. So now today we put in our second claim in just 2 months and they have to come to inspect. I'm almost positive we will have to rip up all of the carpet in the finished basement and some of the trim.

I finally felt like we were getting ahead with the landscaping outside, our neighbor helped Rob build a beautiful raised flower bed off the front of our deck and Rob also build me a garden out behind the garage that gets an amazing amount of sun. This time next year we will hopefully have some veggies in that garden. For this I'm super thankful but I'm also so overwhelmed with the fact that there is so much that needs to be done and NO money to do it, I'm thankful we have home insurance as this is what it's used for but we will probably do most of the work ourselves to try to save some money. Which in it's self is such a huge task.

I am trying to look on the bright side of things like, the office will be better organized, we will get new carpet. Etc. But the carpet really wasn't horrible, granted it's burbur but still. Ugh. Ok vent over, feeling better. I need to stop worrying and just enjoy. Be thankful that my family is healthy, be thankful that we have love and a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a gigantic pain in the but. I'm sorry.