Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Water damage

It's never a dull moment in this house! Our drain in the service room of the basement backed up which caused extensive water damage. A plumber was able to clear the drain, but the damage was done. We had an emergency restoration company come out and set up industrial dehumidifiers, fans and antimicrobial machines to clean up the area and keep mold away, while Jason tore out all the affected carpet. It looks like our home owner's insurance will cover most of the clean up and new carpet, so that's nice, but this sure is a headache and a mess to deal with.
In kid-news, the boys are doing well. Jax had a vomit-free day today, so that's always an accomplishment. Both boys have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow and they have speech and feeding therapy on Thursday. We've been in-and-out of the house a lot since the weather is a little too hot to sit out in for long periods of time, but we're trying to get into that sunshine as much as possible!

Half of the basement carpeting sitting in our garage - yuck...


Laura said...

Hey, about the Five More Minutes. I have been giving the boys a 5, 2 and 1 minute warning for about two months now, ever since the weather started getting nice because it was a traumatic ordeal to get them inside. I found if I gave them a warning and really stuck to it every time they started complaining less and less. Now it's rare that they get upset at all. I didn't really think they knew what I was saying but I figured one day they would get it, now they do. I do it for everything that requires an end to an activity or playing with a toy that someone wants to share.

Melissa said...

I feel for you! Our basment had water in it as well!