I'll show you the birthday card I made, then you can get on with your day!
It's for a 75th birthday party Ray is going to in Grande Prairie!
I'm staying home...........
About a week & a half ago I got a call from the guy renting Kalens house.
"Gail, there's water in the basement".
I flew to town(on my broom), went into the basement,
checked the sump pump,
ran to the laundry room, which had water on the floor;
then I could hear it.
It was running down the walls in the bedroom!
I called Kalen,
told him he'd better call insurance,
as I thought it was more than I could handle.....silly me!
I rented the Rug Doctor from the store (everyone should have one of those!),
and sucked up all the water on the carpets.
The insurance adjustor was there a week ago yesterday, and the restoration guy's coming on Tuesday.
We have pulled 2 walls apart, that were honest to God, built to last F O R E V E R!
Today, we're bagging the insulation, most of which is dry...go figure!
I'm wearing a long sleeved shirt, and taking clothes to change into!!!!
I don't think I like insulation!
I've got help,
did I say I had awesome friends,
and Vanessa's moving in, so we're using her friends too!!!
They're easily swayed with a home cooked meal & drinks!
I've also got 5 gallons of paint that will be applied where needed....
ceiling tiles, paneling in the downstairs bedrooms, entry way, bedrooms upstairs,
the list goes on. Paint is an easy fix......
We have had renters in there since Kalen moved,
and haven't had a chance to do anything!
The upstairs tub also needs new taps.
Kalen says: "We know a couple plumbers!"
I figure I can get them replaced for a case of beer.
That's right, the barter system is alive & well!
I also need the smoke detector that's wired direct, disconnected.
I can do that, or get it done for a bag of poppycock!
The place needs new light fixtures here & there.
Not sure what the restoration guy will tell us!
We're ready to put it all back together if insurance isn't going to pay for anything!
Pretty sure it will never happen again.
It was -30 for so long at the beginning of winter, then in February;
that when SPRING came with a vengeance and was 10 degrees for 48 hours,
the water that melted had no place to go.
Ground was frozen!
It's winter again this week!
-28 this morning!
Happy Spring to you!
So I might not talk to you for a day or two, but I'm checking your blogs as I can, and I always read back to catch up, so I'll be thinking about you!
Hope you're all well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!