Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Great Flood of 2012

I should have known May 9th when I pulled up to the garage with the kids in the backseat after a long day of work and saw the garage door open and the wet-vac in the garage that something bad was going on. But I didn't. I should have known when Avery went inside and said "wow, look mommy!" that something bad was going on, but I didn't. I really thought it might still be a good surprise. But alas, our dining room had flooded. Jon had spent the past hour or so wet-vaccing the floors to get up as much of the water as he could. Over the course of the next week or so, our floors were slowly ripped up by various workers. We found mold, possibly from an old flood from before we bought the house. So we tried to see that as a silver lining, flood the house but get rid of mold. We also ended up having to remove about 1/2 the downstairs flooring, which got rid of a few bad scratches we had from the past year. Lastly, we got new baseboards which had been kind of shoddily done and now they look wonderful. This is the tiny hole in the pipe that caused all the trouble.

 We are so happy to have our house put back together again!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Water Slide Fun!