For several years I thought we couldn't adopt unless we got a bigger house. About a year ago, we decided that we could make this house work with another child.
But the house was long overdue for some work. It had been over 10 years since we painted the main living areas. We had been busy having a bunch of babies and loving our growing family.
So, we began the prep work for painting and noticed that the carpet in the dining room was squishy which led to the discovery of a leak in the wall. Which led to this.
And the purchase of a new water heater.
We moved the table from under the chandelier to keep the table from getting wet. Julia walked by one day and just couldn't resist giving it a little tug. And that's all it took to send it crashing down from the ceiling, hitting her in the head and scaring us all to death.
Our insurance settlement was enough to replace the damaged carpet with hardwood floors (yea!) because we did all the repainting ourselves with "Oops" paints from our favorite discount hardware store.
What a happy ending!
After a long delay involving a water heater, a hole in the wall, ruined carpet and a crashing chandelier (see above) we started to prep for painting. Again.
And found this.
Drywall damage. From termites (yikes!) But we have a termite bond (sigh of relief.) They'll kill the termites and repair the damage. (Wondering if there's a way to "work" this one. Maybe we can get a home theatre system, or build an addition or something - just kidding.)
And then just yesterday, I went to turn off the water at the kitchen sink. There was a snap and the suddenly the water was stuck in a permanent "on" position. Replacing the faucet at the kitchen sink was on our "to do" list. It magically moved to the top.
With every new disaster, I tell myself that I'm so thankful we're getting this fixed before Joseph comes home. I want to be free from house projects to just love on my new family.
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