Our 8 day vacation came to a screeching halt on Sunday. We were unpacking the truck & I thought I would take a look at the basement because we knew there was some water damage. When I opened the door I wasn't expecting it to smell like a 100 year old Michigan basement.
A week before we had heard the news that there was a hail storm that had come thru our neighborhood. Golf ball size hail. We sent my Dad over to survey the damage. It punched holes through our siding & clawed out 6 screens on the back of our house better than a mangy cat every could. It was disappointing but nothing to run home to & end our vacation over. So we decided to stay & keep in contact with our next door neighbor. She called a few times letting us know the power was out & that there was a brown out. She called to let us know to when the power was back on. She kept us posted & we were very thankful for that.
Once we surveyed the basement, we knew some of the hodgepodge carpet we had down there needed to come out. It was going to be a late night & hubs decided to call the professionals in & let them deal with it. Good call hubs! The Pro's arrived Monday morning and said ALL the carpet had to be ripped out (bonus:it was garbage day too)! And 2 feet of dry wall had to be cut.
GULP! This is where lil' alice studio is located & my eyes got big. I was away for 8 days and ready to sew. So I complied, there really wasn't another option anyway!)
So after 4 day of drying out the floor & the belongings, all potential mold & spores have been cleaned out!
So today, I am headed to the basement to reassemble lil' alice. I don't have carpet or padding. But I am making due with what I have because I think it's going to be awhile. There's no use in complaining, it's not going to make insurance or construction work any faster. So I am choosing to be happy with my current circumstances.