ALL the carpet had to be tore out. Not sure about the walls, Mom didn’t know. I have no idea what kind of situation I’ll be going home to. And no idea where I’ll be sleeping tonight. This is really too much for one mental chick to deal with, particularly on a school night. I know my mom will do her utmost best to make this right as quickly as she’s possibly able to, I know that. I just never do seem to do well with change or surprises, especially when I have other stress going on.
The damage in the basement is more widespread than we had originally thought. The carpet needs to be tore out in at least two places and in fairly large-ish chunks. The baseboards in those areas as well as the drywall up to about 3 ft high also has to come out. Everything that was in the utility room and was touched by the water has to be scrubbed and treated. The restoration people had started doing all of that when I left.
So, this likely means all the carpet in the basement will have to be replaced and the new bits of wall will need painting. If Mom does decide to go ahead with installing the half bath there will be that construction as well. It’s just going to be an interesting summer.
I’m still tired. I really should eat something nutritious instead of the crap I have been eating. Just wanted to pop in and give y’all an update.
I was pretty well frazzled yesterday after all the drama. I came home, started downloading software I need on my laptop, and flopped on the bed to await the arrival of Captain Douchebag. When he got here he immediately started loving up to me. He apologized, told me he’ll do better, told me how much he appreciates everything I do for him. Apparently I was too far gone because I succumbed to his advances. Dammit.
This morning I’m at home, waiting for the restoration guy to come look at the water damage in the basement. We’re not entirely sure how much of the carpet got ruined. Mom also told me this morning to ask him if it would be feasible to put a half bath in that area. I’m pretty excited about that. Not excited about the construction mess that would go along with that, but excited nonetheless.
I should probably spend some time working on my project while I’m waiting. I finally got all of the software loaded this morning, but I’m not sure how to retrieve the file from where I saved it. I really am enjoying being in school again, I just hope I can survive this 5 weeks.
The moods continue to not be bad. I was fairly grumpy with Josh this morning, but I think I’m at least a tiny bit justified. He knew damn good and well that I wouldn’t be leaving the house for awhile and yet he insisted that I get up and shower with him. Seriously dude? So here I am, showered and dressed, and I likely won’t go anywhere for another several hours. I’m actually really happy I won’t be seeing him again until tonight. Mama needs a break.