It’s been a little while… Here’s what we have been up to and why we had Demo Day AGAIN.
Hi! How is everyone??!? It’s been a while, and boy does it feel good to write this. I hope y’all have been well and are finding 2020 to be the best year yet!
15 months. That’s how long it’s been since pressing “publish” on a blog post. So much has happened in that 15 months, I may need a few posts for this….. but let’s get down to it, and try to keep this long story short.
About October 2018 we had moved back into the house, all the major renovations were complete. We had been living in the garage apartment for close to 9 months while walls were coming down, new addition was being built, floors going in, and new kitchen going in. We were VERY tired of living in about 800 sq feet, but thankful for the space to live. Fast forward to NOW. We have been overwhelmed with moving our stuff around and around, my oldest starting kindergarten (no one warned me about this 5 days a week stuff), new job for husband, new job for me…. OVERWHELM.
THEN BAM… leak in the kitchen. We came home from a weekend away to wood floors that looked like a skate park.
Here is the biggest hump, there were others too
Just when we started to think, ‘we are almost done and getting back to normal.’ The universe wants to play jokes, and they are NOT FUNNY.
We knew this could get very expensive, so we called our insurance company to start a claim, cause well, we were out of money. We are SO glad we did.
We had purchased our wood floors on clearance, and practically bought out the store’s supply because the wood is throughout the house except the laundry room and 3 bathrooms. The insurance company sent a flooring professional out, who sent a sample of our floors off to somewhere in Florida to see if they could be matched. Verdict came back, THEY CANNOT.
I didn’t want a patch of different-looking wood. That would have drove me crazy. Luckily our insurance company has been great and agreed to replace all the wood, so all the flooring would match. After all, we spent a pretty penny the first time around putting ALL the same wood throughout the house.
CUE DEMO DAY #2
AND time to move again. Our insurance company would not let us live in the house during construction due to liability issues (we think).
We are trying to make lemonade with our lemons. This mess has given us some benefit, as I truly believe EVERYTHING happens for a reason. We decided to have the construction company finish phase two and install new doors, trim, windowsills, and baseboards in the back of the house. We would have most likely waited longer to do this had the leak not happened.
Also, I’ve had the itch to get back on the blog for a while now. What better time than now!
Much more coming about what kind of floors we choose, second time around (water resistant definitely on the with list), AND what we discovered about the old floors that was a major problem.
Thank you so much for tuning back in! I can’t wait to start sharing with y’all again!