I missed a couple of posts last week because I’ve been so caught up in the three W’s: winter, weather and worrying.
Every time I start to believe spring is finally on its way, we get hit with yet more snow. It’s the wet stuff that doesn’t stick around for too long, but it’s just enough to spoil the day.
The worrying is house-related.
The adventure of the flooded basement continues. We learned that the damage is covered by our insurance (insert happy dance!)
The noisy industrial fans and de-humidifiers were removed last week so we’re able to sleep again.
It’s looking pretty desolate down there, but rebuilding should begin soon.
Even though the work will be covered by our insurance company, we’re still on the hook for the deductible and getting the outside drain and the perimeter drains scoped by a plumber. This step was recommended by our agent and our contractor as no one is sure exactly what went wrong on the day of the flood. It will be worth it for me to find out if there’s a problem with the drains because I go into panic mode every time it snows or rains, which it’s been doing almost daily.
Before the flood, we’d been looking for a house to buy as a rental property. We’ve never been landlords, but the time seemed right for us to take this big, scary step. After looking at about thirty duds, we found a house we love. The plan is to rent it for a few years to pay down the mortgage and then move into it and rent our current, less nice, place.
Our offer was accepted about two days before we had the flood and realized just how miserable and stressful home ownership can be. On March 31, we’ll be doing it times two.
I haven’t started biting my nails again, but the level in the wine box has been dropping faster than I’d like.
The one ray of sunshine in this sea of worry and anxiety?–We’re still without a vacuum cleaner!