Yesterday started off as a really great day. The weather was beautiful, I enjoyed the company of other bloggers, had my hair and make up done, came home, started whipping out posts for the blog and all the sudden I hear my husband say, “we have a problem”. He seemed so calm for what I was about to find in our garage, so I was really surprised.
It was raining in our garage! Really, water was dripping from the ceiling of our garage in multiple places. My first thought was something is severely wrong with our air conditioner, because to me it looked like that was where the water was coming from, but there was so much water. Suddenly I hear my husband again, it’s not the A/C honey. It was the kids’ toilet running over, and over and over. Not only was the water running but it was poopy water. So Gross! My husband stopped the onslaught of water and cleanup began, and so did the freaking out.
After going back and forth with my husband we decided to call someone to make sure our house was ok. Good thing we did because the house is far from ok. I mean, water came down from the celling into the garage and because it was soiled water, EVERYTHING has to be replaced. We haven’t even finished discovering how far the water damage goes.
The whole bathroom has to be gutted, the walls have to be cut out up to two feet, the insulation has to go, the A/C has to be turned off until we have confirmation that the contamination did not go into ducts (did I mention it’s been a little warm outside). Both of the kids rooms are losing a wall and carpet. We have fans all throughout the house to help dry everything that got wet.
How are the kids doing throughout all this, well, since they have to sleep in mom and dad’s room they think it’s an on going slumber party. They are having a blast. Me on the other hand, I think I’m going to lose my mind. Why is it that whenever I need to deal with the house, talk to someone on the phone, or take one minute for myself, suddenly the kids slumber party is over and all hell breaks loose between the two of them?