If you have not already read my Week One and Week Two posts, please click here and here, so that you can get all caught up. As you know, I have chosen to makeover my kitchen. Week Three of the One Room Challenge is all about sharing any setbacks that you may have encountered thus far. Unfortunately, we had a huge setback on only day three of living in our new house.
I should have known we were in for a bad day after I slipped and fell down the stairs. Our son was having a hard time adjusting to his new nursery and had woke up sobbing in the middle of the night. I rushed to him while half asleep and the next thing I knew I had fallen down a flight of stairs. Thankfully, I did not brake any bones, but I did suffer a week of solid pain in my arm, neck, and ego. Not even an hour after my accident my husband spotted brown water in Joaquín’s playroom on the lower level (we have a split level home). We opened the utility closet to find sewage everywhere. I quickly called our realtor, whom recommended a plumber. I had an entire day of patients booked and after much coaxing Lucas and our nanny persuaded me to leave and said they would take care of the baby and the situation. A couple of hours later, I received a text from my husband saying that a main pipe had clogged, causing the pipe in the house to burst, however everything was repaired. I breathed a huge sigh of relief and went about the rest of my day thinking the worst was over — until, Lucas texted me again saying that the clean up crew had arrived and they claimed that not only was there waste and bacteria, but that basically everything in the utility closet and Joaquín’s playroom would have to be removed: 800 square feet of carpet, the stairs on the carpet, the floor in the utility room, parts of the wall of the utility room, and the utility room door. If you are thinking thousands of dollars of damage, then you would be correct. The worst part for me, was that they brought in ten industrial sized fans that had to be run twenty-four hours a day to dry everything up. How do you explain to a fifteen month old this situation, when I could not even comprehend it myself? The noise from the fans was deafening and a constant reminder of the disaster we were experiencing just days after moving into our dream home.
The latest is that we had to file a home insurance and warranty claim. We are waiting to find out what will be covered and not covered,although there is no way of getting around the deductible and the fact that nothing else can happen to us going forward or our insurance could drop us is a terrible thought. If you are reading this please send us some positive thoughts and vibes!
As you can imagine, I have not really thought about our kitchen this past week and have not updated either. Thus, instead I have some of my favorite photos from my Pinterest account to share with you. The following are ten pictures of white kitchens that have inspired me greatly:
And a girl can dream right. . .