A Case of Life . . .

Kitchen Sink area and Dining Room
Both of you, who have been following this blog may have wondered about the pause in the updates.  After the beginning of the year, we got busy with various issues, but coming up to April, things settled down enough to begin refocusing on cooking.  However, that came crashing down March 30.  

That morning, I woke up and took my shower.  When I got out, Peg asked me if the water was warm.  I responded, "Meh, luke warm."  She got up and headed into the Living Room.  "Oh, No!!"  A river was flowing down the hallway.  I quickly throw on some clothes, rush outside, and turn off
the water to the house. I come back inside and we found that the Hot Water Heater busted and flooded Peg's Crap (Craft) Room.  

View of the Kitchen and Dinette
taken from the Living Room
We quickly moved as much of her stuff out of the room and called the insurance.  The Mitigators came in and started drying out.  We found that the Water Heater took out Peg's Crap Room, Cate's Bathroom, the Hallway, and made it's way into the Dining Room.  We lost all of the furniture in Peg's Room, as well as the Credenza and China Cabinet in the Dining Room.  

But it gets better . . . 

As the Mitigation crew cut holes in the walls and pulled up the carpet to assess the damage, they found more current water damage coming from the Kitchen.  

Kitchen and Dinette
We knew about Kitchen issues.  But we though it had been fixed.  Shortly after we moved in, we replaced the leaking Dishwasher.  A couple of years later, we found more leaking in the Sink area.  We called a plumber, and he fixed it.  About 6 months before the Water Heater broke, we found another leaking issue in the same area.  Again, we called the plumber and again, we thought the issue was fixed.  Nope.

The water damage from the Kitchen came into the Dining Room and ran down the length of the Kitchen and Dinette area.  So due to the two issues, the entire back side of the house (Cate's Bathroom, Peg's Crap Room, Hallway, Dining Room, Kitchen, and Dinette) was taken out and needs to be put back together.  

Our Insurance put us up in a Hotel the day the damage occurred.  I took these pictures yesterday.  As you can see, we have a long way to go.  We expect to be in the Hotel for at least another month.  Thank Goodness for the Instant Pot.

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