Friday, October 3, 2008

It's Always Something...

You know what they say, if it isn't one thing, its two. That sure does ring true around here. You see, Tuesday morning, as I was trying to get my children out of bed so I could get them ready for school, I decided that I needed to go in the kitchen for something. As my foot stepped into the dining room, I felt my foot go 'squoosh'. Yes, the water heater kicked the bucket (too bad there wasn't a bucket nearby-we sure could have used one!) and our dining room was turned into a pond. What a lovely way to start the day!
The good part is that our homeowner's insurance is going to pay to fix the damage. And the better part is that we are replacing that old, stained carpet with laminate floating floor. We've planned to do this for a long time, and thanks to an unfortunate situation, it's finally getting done.
Here's what it looks like right now. What do you think-should I keep this look?
There she is, banished to the deck, sitting there trying to look innocent. "Who, me?" she seems to ask...
The vinyl flooring in the laundry closet is going in Saturday morning, and the laminate will go down Tuesday. Until then we're living with the table, chairs, and microwave cart in the living room. Its a little squished, but the kids love eating directly in front of the TV. Hopefully we'll get it all back together before my and Derek's birthdays next week. I'll update you as progress continues.


Shannon said...

This has happened to us before except it overflowed on brand new real hardwood floors. I could have cried. :) I actually might have. Glad you are getting your new floors though!

That stinks about your paint too! You should check out this new paint by Behr (if that wouldn't be supporting the competition). :) It was only $15.

melissa said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Hopefully it will be a hidden blessing with your beautiful new floors! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway!