Hello! So here’s the update on the house. After the water was removed with a gigantic vacuum thingy, the professionals came in to do the drying out of the home. Unfortunately for us, that meant tearing it to shreds. 🙁

where my sink was

where my sink was



Floors were ripped out, cabinets and countertops were demo’d and sinks and toilets are now in odd places in the house.  The toilet in the master bath is now sitting inside the shower.  🙂

So, for two weeks we’ve been living in a hotel room with a tiny fridge.  You know the kind that has the little baby freezer at the top?  And the closets here are about two feet wide.  The hubs took it over with all of his suits and dress shirts so I got the “dresser” for all of my painting clothes.

No, I really don’t mean to sound ungrateful.  There has been a silver lining.


I mean not everyone has an indoor pool at their “house,” right?!

Next steps are to get our furniture and “contents” moved out of the house so we can get the contractors in there to install floors, drywall, baseboards, crown moulding, sinks, toilets, tile, etc. ….

Our friends and neighbors have been so amazingly helpful to us.  People have given us food, gift cards, helped us pack, donated boxes and packing supplies…..Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us, called, texted, emailed, etc.  We appreciate you!

Oh, and did I mention that the hotel has free happy hour each night??

3 thoughts on “Update

  1. Leslie Basham says:

    so glad to hear you are all okay. I had know idea as I missed the first post. It’s always good to look for those silver linings! I will forward to Claire and you will be in our prayers. (We are extra proud of ourselves for finally painting a bookcase with our Miss Mustardseed over holiday.) Take care and if you find that “gentleman’s chest” during all the craziness, let me know! Hope to see you soon!

  2. Kami Murphy says:

    Sharon this makes me sick….and it’s not even my house! So sorry you are going through this. I know God’s faithfulness will shine through. He is the restorer of EVERYTHING spiritual, material, and physical. In my thoughts : )

  3. angela says:

    Free Happy Hour?!? Silver lining indeed my friend 😉 Joking aside, these are the times you grow stronger as a family! I know having your home torn up and being displaced stinks but you’ll appreciate that home like never before when you get back to it! Praying for you guys!

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