Friday, April 1, 2016

H2O Damage

So a few weeks ago, our roof was repaired and I was so happy that I would no longer be hearing the pitter patter of squirrel feet up in there.  I already had to deal with a squirrel who got lost in our roof a few years back.  Poor little fella got lost, in the middle of summer and I banged the ceiling with a ladle yelling at it to stop whining and die anyway, our roof was repaired.

A few days later the water in our toilet started to disappear.  

A day or so later it rained.  

It rained a lot.

It really REALLY rained a lot!!!

I came home from work that morning, tired as can be.  I put in my ear plugs, put on my sleeping mask, crawled under the covers and into dreamland I boldly went.

Later in the afternoon when the husband came home from work, I was awakened to yelling "SUSAN....SUSAN!!!"   

Ok so I get out of bed in a hurry and rush to his voice which is right there near the linen closet....

The ceiling inside the closet is leaking!!!

Ok so that photo I snatched from the net, but our ceiling was pouring in just like that!!!  

The good thing was I was able to mop up all the water and place plastic drop cloths over the floor to prevent more water damage.  

The bad thing is the roof drain was clogged, hence our toilet's receding water, same drain basically, and the overwhelming amount of rain caused the drain to flood and the puddle decided to leak through the roof and into my closet.

Oh, did I mention that everything in the linen closet got soaked?  The sheets, the towels, the curtains.... everything that was stored in that closet absorbed up most of the water, which explains why there wasn't much water on the floor!  But it all became laundry because of the dirty water that leaked from the roof.  

So, anyway, we took everything to the laundromat early one morning and monopolized all the large machines to get everything washed, then monopolized all the dryers too!   A couple hours later we were done!   

The ceiling will be repaired in the coming days thankfully and yes, we have insurance!!!  Someones gotta pay for all that laundry!!




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