|SO many options! Gee, should I choose cancer or mesothelioma? Source|
Here are the Cliff Notes:
Water = Mold and rot, so get that shit professionally dried ASAP.
Water + Hardwood Floor = buckling and warping, so get the subfloor dried, then get a new floor.
But--here's the fun part--they found
asbestos tile under the hardwood floor.
|Except for those gold curtains, I could live here. Those curtains have got to go. Source|
1. Rip up hardwood floor.
2. Asbestos specialist removes the asbestos tile.
3. A water damage specialist dries the subfloor.
4. New hardwood floors and trim go in, YAY!
So I've been dealing with insurance, water removal, flooring, and demolition/asbestos specialists. All of these things are done by different companies that visit at different times to examine, estimate, sample, and test various bits of my home. So I haven't been blogging much, and it's only going to get worse for the next week: As I type this, I'm watching my beloved hardwood floor get pried up and put into garbage bags.
My only respite was over the weekend, when I went to Lauren of Lladybird's house and met so many awesome Nashville bloggers. Yes, I got to see Lauren's sewing room, and it's even prettier in person! The ladies behind Old Red Boots, Let's Go Ride a Bike, Blooming Leopold, KittyKat Stevens, Blackberry Jelly, She Was a Bird, Mode Stylist, Simply Allis, and more were there, and they are awesome. And get this: one of those ladies and I grew up in the same part of Illinois and attended the same obscure history camp as children, where we dressed like characters on Little House on the Prairie and churned butter. I was so excited to meet her and find all these things in common. Small world!
Stay tuned, y'all. Important design choices might need to be made soon!