Monday, September 24, 2012

Like What We've Done to the Place?

A week ago, Dr. C, our son Ryan and I were getting ready to go up to bed, when we noticed some water on the floor in the family room.  Not knowing where it came from, we looked up and this is what we saw..........

Grabbed a bucket and poked a hole in the ceiling, then grabbed towels, and tried to salvage the books in the bookcases as best we could---and turned off the water to the house.
The next day, the "water mitigation team" that's insurance speak for the guys with the huge fans and dehumidifiers that sound like B-52's taking off came out to take out the ceiling and installed 3 dehumidifiers and 5 fans. 

Oh, and the plumber found a pin-hole leak in a pipe between two walls in the master bathroom---3 foot section of dry wall gone there, but at least he didn't have to tear out the tile.

This is the other side of the wall, which just happened to be wetter than the family room---not a lot of cooking, or anything going on around Chez Phillips until we get this taken care of---it's a mess, BUT the good news (and I am definitely a glass half full person) this happened when we were home, and it could have been so much worse, we are so blessed that it is contained in these areas, an easily fixed.
The blowers all left today and I can finally hear myself think---the heat from the dehumidifiers made the house about 90 degrees most of the time, and there was nowhere to escape, BUT it could have been so much worse.

Dr. C. and I are off to Italy on Thursday and we are counting our blessings it didn't happen after we had left.  I'll be blogging and posting on my FB page while we are gone, so feel free to stop by and find out what wonderful things we are eating and drinking.  Ciao!

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