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Old 12-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default An update on our home.

Thought I'd let you know how we're coming along after the flood.

The water came into our home on October 29th, I just barely got out...the water was so deep in the street that I didn't think my car would make it! And there was wood and all kinds of stuff floating in the street...I made it through and all the engine lights were on - on the dashboard!

Well we were allowed back to our homes maybe four or five days after that. We had about 30 inches in Stan's man-cave - where my washer and dryer and a lot of dog stuff was stored.

Right before we left, we put the furniture on top of the coffee table and end tables - but they were't quite high enough...darn!
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The main level had only about a foot of water in it, but there was mud and stinky slime everythere - yuk!

We moved back in and got a generator to for electric and a kerosene heater for heat. It was a little dirty - I washed the floor several times but never did get all the mud out. But it was kind of cozy living in the two rooms. But no hot water was the hardest thing to deal with at that point.

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then the demolition began! ...and still no hot was getting harder at this point...we were living upstairs in the bedroom for the most part, because we finally got electric!!

The man-cave was bare
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Goodbye hardwood floors
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Then the rebuild began. By this time we had heat and hot water and new gas fireplace logs!!

The bathroom has floor to ceiling tiles - it's beautiful!
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So here we close to the end!!! Our new washer and dryer were installed today!! OMG, I'll be doing wash every day for the next month!! And my new utility sink was also installed today I gave two dogs a bath already, but I need to buy some more towels.....most of my dog washing towels were tossed out by volunteers - well they were all full of mud. The kitchen cabinets are coming on Wednesday, guess it'll take a few days to install them and the appliances are being delivered on Saturday!!!! I can't wait!!!! And I'm just waiting for my general contractor to give me the go-ahead to have the new furniture delivered!!! I can't wait!!!!!

This has been the longest two months I have ever lived through!! ....and the most expensive too!!!

The back deck is another story, flood insurance doesn't pay for anything outside and I can't afford to replace it. My general contractor says he'll try to straighten it out, if so....GREAT! if not....not sure what'll I'll do...

Anyway I will post pictures of our finished soon as it's done! And did I mention...I can't wait!!!!

Life is good!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is great news!!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good to hear. You have such great attitude about all of this.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pat I am so glad things are moving in the right directions and you and the fluff babies are beginning to settle back in at home. I wish you all the best of luck and happiness in your newly decorated home. May God keep it and all its inhabitants safexxx
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Pat at least you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Life is good!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The end is near. Yahoo!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As we used to say in the 60's (or was it the 70's) You've Come a Long Way, Baby. (of course I think that referred to a women's cigarette ) I know it must have felt like an eternity but you're almost there. I can't wait to see all the after pictures.

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Pat -- I'm so glad that you're close to the end of this ordeal. Can't wait to see pictures. Isn't your outside covered by your regular homeowner's insurance? It sure should be!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you have endured through SO much! I'm so happy that your home was saved and I'm sure it will be even better now! I hope everything comes together with all the last touches perfectly in place. Sending our love to you and your crew!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Pat, I still shiver to think you were not going to leave. Living in Florida and close to the coast, I know many people who decided not to evacuate during a hurricane, only to wish they had. Thank God you and your loves got out in time. I'm so happy you'll have a perfect "new" home soon! You inspire me with your great attitude and sunny outlook. Even when your world was water logged...

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