Being a homeowner has it's ups and downs- today I remembered one of the downs!
Quick update of my fun Saturday... Chris is in Cali working on his uncle's website, so this morning I planned on taking all the kids to a movie and lunch and having a fun day... Oops! I put them all in the showers and baths, and we were going to be ready to go play UNTIL... I heard water dripping in the kitchen and started to tell the kids to turn it off until I realized they were all upstairs. When I went to the kitchen- it was raining IN my kitchen from the can lights above the sink!!
Long day later- after cutting a hole in my kitchen ceiling, the plumber could tell me that the shower pan was leaking. The water damage restoration company tested for moisture and there's about a 6 foot space in the ceiling around 3 lights that is wet, including about a 6 foot space radiating from the shower where there is too much moisture in the tile, and going into my master closet! So now I've had 4 men in and out of the house all day, and I have 8 holes in my kitchen ceiling, 3 industrial fans, 4 ventilating hoses, 1 dehumidifier, 1 missing door casing and 1 footboard, 4 kids and no husband! I've been on the phone with plumbers, restoration people, insurance people, trying to get builder people, meanwhile trying to explain everything to Chris over the phone as well!!
And believe it or not, I'm not freaking out... and it even looks like someone is going to have to rip tile out of my shower in my beautiful bathroom! So that's my Saturday in a nutshell... but bright side is that there is no mold, and won't be because of the holes and fans- and I was able to manage everything by myself without crying and for all that I'm pretty proud of myself!
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