I must give a shout out to my kids who handled this along with their friend Corey - who is directly responsible for them even finding the leaks as he didn't close the front door and Bella went out to see what was going on and came upon the water show happening in the dining room. They pulled the towels and garbage bags and got to work in a hurry!
I left the salon in a flash in the very capable hands of the people who work there and found the towels and garbage pails of the house strategically placed under drips.
I placed an urgent request on Facebook for plumbers and soon had a whole list of names. The plumber we used lives very close by and was at the house in a matter of minutes.
Meanwhile, a friend sent me this:
Hi Maggie! Sounds like you need to order in dinner and open a bottle of wine....can I send you pizza ?
HOW sweet was that? I took her up on her offer. I went back to the salon to close out, the pizza was delivered, Liberty Mutual was called and it was arranged that the "clean up crew" would come first thing in the morning.
At 8:00 on Thursday morning Rytech showed up and using a reciprocating saw cut open the PLASTER (yeah!) ceiling and walls and pulled down the ceiling tiles in the den. They ran five loud fans upstairs and downstairs and hooked up two ginormous humidifiers. The one in the closet made the upstairs so hot I ran the A/C so I could sleep. (This is comedy.) They came at 9:00 this morning to take back all the loud equipment. I did tell them the mess they left before leaving was too much. He apologized, but really, do you think he even cares? I doubt it, he has other homes to get to.
AND, because life is perfect, on Friday I spoke to Kacey's husband Mike about fixing up this horror show. He is a brilliant contractor.
Kacey's dad Moe helped build this house when it was first built; we've come full circle. I will look forward to no holes in the house.
So...how was YOUR week?!