Pipe Dreams, Part II

A few weeks ago, I posted this lovely p2014-07-27 14.56.53hoto of my “cabinets”, or at least where they used to be. I did not bother changing the photo because, well, it doesn’t look any different than it did the last time I posted this photo.

While I know that blog posts work best when accompanied by beautiful imagery, there is no way this photo will ever be beautiful. I don’t think it should be beautiful, because it tells the story; that my kitchen is still a wreck.

A few weeks ago we received a call from our insurance company regarding our plumbing issue and the claim we are trying to make to help pay for repairing the damage to our sink, cabinets, floor and wall.

He confirmed one thing that we already knew. That our insurance would not cover the pipes. Insurance companies consider that homeowner maintenance, so it’s usually never covered. (FYI for anyone who did not know that.)

What the nice man at the insurance company also told us was that the only information from the insurance adjuster that he had received so far was to replace our flooring, and minus our deductable he was happy to report that he was going to send us a check for $157.

Meanwhile, we have had two companies come to the house to give us a quote on what it will cost to fix this mess. Company #1 took over a week to give us a quote and company #2 took two weeks to give us a quote to do the work. Ugh.

Company #2 is supposed to come two days this week to close up the hole in our wall and replace the missing sub-flooring under and around the sink. They are supposed to plug up the hole where the pipe goes down under the house too. That should at least keep the bugs from coming up through the hole into my kitchen. Ugh again.

We have been living like this for over a month now. Hopefully next month I won’t be posting the same high quality image of the blue tape, plastic sheeting, and hollow cabinetry. Wish me luck.

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