Friday, March 19, 2010

Owning A Home...

Such a fun thing, owning your own home. If you tried to call us yesterday, our phones/internet are down due to the need to unplug the power in a soggy room.

Washer ran, and ran, and ran and ran and ran, never shutting off the water, so it just filled and filled and filled, until 65% of our carpet was wet. Including the laundry room, three closets, a hallway, and two rooms.

So far we're at about $2600.00 damage, missing most of the carpet padding and some trim. Then there is the 8 super mega fans running non-stop and 3 dehumidifiers. They were working last night till almost 10pm and will be back for the next two or three days to check on how the stuff is drying out.

So, thats what I get for starting a load of laundry and then running errands. Fun pictures of the initial damage and the whole process to come.


Brooke said...

OMG..I posted on facebook but these kind of woes definitely suck and make you want to be in an apartment again!! That happened to me before too so I always make it a habit not to leave when the washer or dishwasher is going. Why is it, we always have to learn the hard way...So so sorry!!

Emily said...

Oh. no. That is soooo not fun! I'm so sorry!