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July 9, 2013

It sounds like a 747 is landing in my living room.  The roar of the engines is rumbling my chair as I type.

We returned home from vacation yesterday only to discover that the drainage tube for our AC unit had clogged at some point during our absence, causing water –a LOT of water –to back up into the house.  While everyone else was getting flooded with water from the sky outdoors, we were getting flooded indoors.

Like, in and under the carpet in the under-stairs/hall closet.

Like, in and under the carpet in the adjoining bedroom entryway.

Like, under the laminate flooring in the hall and entryway.

Today the dry-it-out company came and yanked up all the warped wood laminate and padding.  They lifted the carpets and pads, too.  Then they installed a dehumidifier and a couple 747 jet engines to move the air around and dry stuff out.

One may have sucked up a cat.  I’ve not seen Dr. Love lately.  Normally I’d rattle the food bowl to get him to come running, but you could butcher a live wildebeest in this racket and nobody would hear a thing.  Then again, those cats have a special spidey-sense when it comes to their food bowls.

It’s inconvenient, this business of having your floors all torn asunder and the hum of an international airport vibrating the walls of your house (and probably your neighbors’ houses, too), but I am very grateful for home insurance and prompt responses from AC and dry-it-out companies.  I am grateful that there wasn’t actual damage to the AC unit.  I am grateful that someone who knows how to deal with this is dealing with this.  I am grateful that the provision was in place before the problem ever happened.

Then again, when you think about it, the provision is usually in place before the problem ever happens.  We just need eyes to see it.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2013 7:33 am

    Oh NO!!!!!!! I hate that for you!

    However, I am thankful we have a God who sees ahead and makes provision. Pro-Vision….. Yaay!

  2. bethkvogt permalink
    July 9, 2013 8:16 am

    “Then again, when you think about it, the provision is usually in place before the problem ever happens. We just need eyes to see it.”

    Brilliant truth, friend.

  3. Kayla Jo permalink
    July 9, 2013 9:25 am

    That is definitely an unexpected turn. I’m glad everyone and everything is really ok!

  4. Lori permalink
    July 10, 2013 4:05 pm

    “One may have sucked up a cat. I’ve not seen Dr. Love lately. Normally I’d rattle the food bowl to get him to come running, but you could butcher a live wildebeest in this racket and nobody would hear a thing. Then again, those cats have a special spidey-sense when it comes to their food bowls.” You are killing me! lolz

  5. July 17, 2013 2:39 pm

    oh man, how awful!! I’m sure glad you had insurance as well!!

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