After the Flood

I’m sorry we haven’t been posting!  One of the cardinal rules of blogging is that you post often!  We initially thought the bathroom would be a quick fix (2 days, tops) but after getting a reasonable quote, we decided to go ahead and make some bathroom improvements.  After all, when the shower already looks like this, why not just keep going?

Yes, that is a toilet and a sink laying where our bed used to be.  It’s been a long week in the White house.  I hate to complain when we’re getting a pretty sweet bathroom out of the deal, but if we hadn’t had a huge flood I would definitely have planned this remodel at a more convenient time (like NOT the first few weeks of school).

This post wouldn’t be complete without a HUGE shout out to our friends Kyle and Shannon.  We have showered at their house almost every day for the past week.  You guys are great and I’m not sure what we would do without friends like you!

Hopefully in the next day or two I’ll have some pictures of our pretty new bathrooms and we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled postings of delicious recipes and food!

Please Pardon Our Dust

See what had happened was…

…we had a little leak.

A few weeks ago, we noticed that the floor in front of the dishwasher was buckling.  We thought we had a leaky dishwasher.

Then the buckling spread in front of the sink.

Then water started squishing up out of a small hole between the wood floor in our bedroom and the tile in our bathroom.

So we had a plumber and a leak detection specialist come out and they found a hole in the roof that leaked water down through the wall and spread to the kitchen and the bedroom.

We had the roof patched and Lucas tore up our soggy floor (LOVE that I have a family of wood floor men) and we were letting the concrete dry up when this morning we found this:

I dub this Lake White.

Artie did an experiment and it turns out that when water goes down the bathtub drain, it comes out through the floor in the bedroom.  Swell.  A roof leak AND a plumbing leak.  Occam’s razor and Murphy’s law are competing for our house.

We’ve moved to higher ground (the guest room), but it looks like it is going to be a few days before the plumbing is fixed and at least two weeks until the floor is finished.  With the chaos of the first week of school, both of us working this weekend, and the house being a hot mess, there hasn’t been a lot of cooking taking place in the White house.  One night last week I ate instant mashed potatoes out of the measuring cup in which I boiled the water.  It’s not exactly a recipe and no one really wants to see a picture of that 🙂

We’ll post what we can, but just figured we should let you know why we don’t have much to say this week.

We’ll be back as soon as we can, we promise!