Sunday, February 25, 2007

I am moving back in!

Today marks the one month date of when my home flooded (see last post) and it is finally all fixed! I had to deal with my kitchen ceiling being rebuilt, having the mold removed, the carpets being ripped out and then the carpets being replaced...and in order for all of this to happen, the contents of my house have been put in the garage. Today I finally was able to move everything back in...Yay! I still have to put it all away, but at least it’s out of the garage (which leaks...I know) and I have decided to rearrange!

Until a month ago, I had my studio in both the dining room and the kitchen, while using my gigantic living room to occasionally watch a movie in. Well now I have my studio in the living room, the couches/tv as a cozy den in the dining room and my huge (never used) dining room table in the kitchen. I will post pictures when its all well as the jewelry I managed to make, yet not photo's could be taken as I had no idea where my camera was...ahhhh I am back home.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Whats new you ask?

Well Sat the 27th at about 11 am I walked into my apartment wondering how on earth the shower was on....and why my carpet was wet...and why the floor had two inches of water on it...and upon further investigation why there was water pouring out of my kitchen ceiling....onto a stack of watercolor paintings. Well the pipes over my kitchen had burst and the water had nowhere to go but down and it flooded my entire apartment. My landlady resides in Florida in the winter and I of coarse did not have her number there. So by the time we communicated my house was filled with mold. It took almost a week to get the pipes fixed and the ball rolling on fixing the mess I was living in. Friday afternoon they ripped out the carpets, sprayed mold killer and brought in the industrial driers, and moved a large part of my belongings and furniture into the garage...the rest was all stacked about the place so the floors could be ripped up. Today they closed the kitchen ceiling as the whole thing had been torn down and left open to dry. It will be painted tomorrow and hopefully my new carpets will be installed by Friday. I was rather lucky that none of my stuff was damaged by the water, some of it just was wet, but I am not out of the clear yet as most of its in the garage and the rest will have to join it for the carpets to be put in.

Soooo, I have been unable to do much of anything. My studio is disassembled and I have to sleep at Tyler’s, and leave Faye there most of the time too. At first I thought it might be easier to just move, but then I realized that water has leaked in my homes all my adult life...maybe that’s why I am always painting dripping paintings....I am mirroring what keeps happening...hmmm.

Well its been quite a process and at least you now know where I have been and what I have been up too…so until next time…