Monday, April 8, 2013

Construction Site

Yep, our house looks like a construction site and it's driving me crazy! 

Some of you may know we are in the process of finishing our rec room. We have been on a roll for a few weeks and have the carpet and furniture picked out and paid for. I was going to go shopping this weekend for playroom goodies and the rest of the decorations for the room. 

But... last week we had a big set back. I went downstairs to turn a light out that Dave left on the night before and I thought I heard a dripping noise but it wasn't a steady drip and didn't think much until I heard it again right before heading back upstairs. I turned the light back on to see this... 

Our carpet was soaked and obviously the ceiling is ruined. The carpet wasn't a huge deal 
since we are getting new anyway but the ceiling was a bummer. I wasn't really sure exactly where this water was coming from but our kitchen is right above it so I was guessing  it had something to do with the fridge? But I also thought if it was coming from the kitchen, wouldn't I know if there was a leak? 

I sent the bad news to Dave with some pictures. He was having an awful day to begin with and then I poured this on him. He wasn't pleased to say the least.. 
A couple of days before this happened, Dave noticed that our hardwood floors in the kitchen were kind of bubbling up in front of the fridge. He asked me about it and I didn't really notice anything crazy so we just brushed it off. Oops..

There was a pin hole leak in one of the hoses that went to the fridge and was going into the cracks of the wall and floor causing the bubbling in the kitchen floors and the ruined ceiling & carpet in our rec room. 
We had to take up our hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining room, the carpet in the rec room and we are waiting to hear if we need to get new cabinets from the water damage. We aren't sure if this is a blessing in disguise or if karma will come and bite us in the ass. We have always wanted to redo our kitchen since we moved in but that was going to be the most expensive so we have been holding off. This looks like it's going to be our chance, especially if the cabinets come through for us. We should be hearing something back from our insurance company today about that. My fingers have been crossed! 

Here is what our kitchen has looked like for the past week:

Nice, right? We have been bumming meals off of our parent's for the past week. I could technically cook but I have no motivation when I don't have kitchen floors and our fridge is hanging out in the living room. I'm ready for things to be done and be back in working order.

 I can't wait to share our 'after' pictures :)



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  5. Oh no! :( I hope things start looking up! Can't wait to see how everything turns out! :)

  6. Home renovations are the pits but the end result are well worth it! I cant wait to see the after pics! I bet it will look phenomenal!