is paved with uncertainty. I have to be very honest here because I know that somewhere along this journey it is going to help someone else. I am going to tell you that it has not been an easy week, and I really don't know what is going to happen next. My thoughts are not clear, and my mind feels like a scrambled egg, but I am going to update on the septic situation. Oh and did I tell you that my youngest now has a staph infection? Yeah that all happened on Tuesday.
Tuesday: We left the house and stayed at a hotel. I am so thankful for the fast response of my insurance company. I am also thankful for the fast response of ServePro. I had to call and postpone Lil'Man's appointment.
Wednesday: ServePro came out and began removing all the carpet. Damage to the house so far has been all the bedrooms, the living room and the pantry in the kitchen. Our insurance company worked diligently to find us a place to stay until Monday, but did say that we will not be able to move in until we fix the problem. They want us to stay in a suite that has a kitchen. I found 2. One is not available until next Wednesday, so the other we made a reservation for.
When we got there...yeah...no. It was not a safe place to stay. I'm not going to say much more, but when Mike came to where we were, he said no way. I called the company that was helping us find a room and by the time I was talking with the rep, I was in tears. I was so tired, so mentally exhausted and really hungry (yeah...I hadn't eaten) I was just overwhelmed with the situation. They worked on reversing the charges, and we went to grab a sub.
I called a couple of friends...and we were offered a place to stay with a friend so we took them up on their offer. Oh, thank you for friends. By the time we were settled it was about 10pm. It was a long day, but it was a safer nights sleep.
Thursday: Environmental Services came to the house and flagged the yard. Mike says that is where we are going to have to expand the drain field to. It's more than half my yard?! Oh boy. We now have a permanent, temporary place to stay. Now I feel a little more normal. We got settled into the rooms early afternoon but we still had to go out to eat and pick up a few more items from the house. Mike picked up a floor sample. I like it, looks like Pergo for the house...here's hoping. I know this. I'm not wanting carpet again. I saw all the DIRT that was on the ground when they pulled up the carpet and the padding! Yeah...NO.
Friday: Well it's early on Friday and I only have a skeleton of a plan. I have to fax over our expenses this morning, then get back to the rooms to get the kids and then go to the house to let our poor dogs out. Clean the dishes that have been sitting in sink water for the past 3 days outside with the house and take Bart (my co-worker) down to the airport. Everything else...I have no idea. We'll see. I'm just praying that I can hold it all together without falling apart.
If you can help us out in any way, let me know. I would greatly appreciate any and all help. We cannot borrow money, we have no credit cards, and we have very little savings (as in none). We would like to repair our septic so it never backs into our house again (Did I tell you that this is the second time in four years?), and have a yard that is once again safe for my children to play in.
~Peace & Blessings~