Friday, November 11, 2011


According to the conversation we just had with our insurance adjuster, our claim IS covered! Huge relief here. I've been very worried for the past week, as an ever-increasing number of workers have paraded through my house, shaking their heads discouragingly and cutting up more and more of my house in the process.

Yesterday a team of mold remediation guys showed up. Very distressing. There was no mold a week ago. Now there is. In my imagination, there is a great, fuzzy, black monster gradually working its way through my walls, eating everything in sight.

The restoration guys are on their way right now to "pack out" the areas that need repair. (Areas that include the fully-loaded china cabinet in my dining room and a 700 pound wall unit in my living room--also fully loaded--as well as most of my knitting room). Tomorrow the mold guys are supposed to start "demolition." And then I have to get the plumber back to replace the plumbing in the bathroom that caused the problem. And all of that has to happen before the restoration guys can start repairing the damage.

Do you think I can get away with a Thanksgiving barbeque on the back patio with paper plates? Because I think that's about all I'm going to be able to manage.


lisa said...

Yeah, get rid of that mold! And maybe some nice people will invite you all over for Thanksgiving dinner.

kmkat said...

Look at this whole thing as the ideal opportunity NOT to cook for Thanksgiving. Find a restaurant that serves Turkey Day Dinner and relax afterwards. Or drop hints to all your friends and relatives. No way should you have to do major cooking during this house uproar.

At least, that is what I would do :-)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Glad to hear it's looking better...and yeah as kmkat says just don't cook this year...make it a special year out..

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Unknown said...

Join the not-cooking-legion! I'm not cooking this year either. The boys are flying in from school on Thanksgiving morning, and this year I'd rather focus on spending time with them, instead of feeding them. We're going to my brother-in-laws and I'll probably cook a turkey on Friday or Sat, just to make sure we have leftovers.
Since all your stuff is getting packed up anyway, now might be a good time to consider rearranging rooms, or changing flooring.

Anonymous said...

I agree with kmkat. The last thing you need to do is cook a big meal...or put a turkey in a fryer. I don't think I would push my luck at this point ;-) Seriously though you have a lot to be thankful for, it doesn't seem so, but things could be worse. Go out for dinner and relax!!