Catastrophe at Home!

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  1. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Sounds horrible, it's always hard to believe that the smallest of leaks can do so much damage! I hope you're insured & everything is covered!
     
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  2. Dady

    Dady Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to read this, what a horror, courage and hugs !
     
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  3. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    So sorry for your heartache - I can't even imagine the loss.
     
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  4. marijke

    marijke Well-Known Member

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    Oh Jane I'm so very sorry to read this - what a mess .. I can believe you are still in a state of shock and disbelief! I hope you can return home earlier than planned...
     
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  5. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    oh my goodness, that is horrible. i can't imagine how you felt. especially after coming back from a getaway. my heart goes out to you ....
     
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  6. KimJ

    KimJ Did you check in the refrigerator?

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    I'm so sorry, Jane. What a heartbreaking and stressful situation. Sounds like pretty extensive damage. :( I hope all the repair work goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.
     
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  7. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Say, "birdseed!"

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    I'm so sorry to hear that Jane. Glad to hear you have somewhere to stay during the long renovation. I hope that the reno goes smoothly and you'll have a beautiful home again at the end of it all.
     
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  8. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    Oh, Jane! That's horrible! Hopefully they can get it fixed by October. I'm glad you have your cabin available to stay in. That's a small blessing!
     
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  9. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    So sorry. Water damage is the absolute worst. Glad you could save at least some of the important things. Wishing you a stress free renovation.
     
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  10. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    oh no. bless you.
     
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  11. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    I am so sorry this happened you you! How awful. I can only imagine the shock that was to come home to. :( I'm glad to see that you were able to salvage some of your photos and scrapbooks at least. I sure hope you have somewhere comfortable to go while your house is being put back together. October seems so far away!
     
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  12. rach3975

    rach3975 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, no--I'm so sorry you're dealing with that. Water can do crazy amounts of damage, can't it? I hope you didn't lose too many irreplaceable things and that your insurance company and contractors are easy to work with. Will it create any problems for you to be out of town at your cabin for an extended period?
     
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  13. Donitab

    Donitab If only the TV would yell back

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    I can’t imagine how upsetting this would be and then having to find alternative living arrangements for at least three months. So sorry. Sending hugs.
     
  14. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    So terrible! So glad you came home 3 days early! We've been through a similar experience, but the basement where it happened was not finished at least! You contacted insurance correct? The purifier might not be covered, but the water damage it caused may be!
     
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  15. janedee

    janedee Is a craft project ever really finished?

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    Thanks so much everyone. I can't believe its been almost two weeks now since we discovered the damage. The restoration people have finished tearing out all the damaged material. The basement is gutted - down to the stud walls, while about half of the upstairs has been torn out. The restoration people are just completing the process of getting quotes to repair everything and submit it to the insurance company. So far it hasn't been a problem staying at the cabin but once the repairs get underway we may need to be around more.
     
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  16. mrs2a50

    mrs2a50 Pretty much the best.ever.

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    WOW. This is honestly a very real nightmare I have when we leave to go camping. We had a pipe connected to our utility sink in the garage burst away from the wall, but we were home at the time. I was in the laundry room and could hear a hissing sound, and when I opened the door there was water spraying everywhere. All I could think about was what could have happened if we had been away for the weekend and it did that. I'm so sorry you're dealing with this headache!!
     

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