Monday, January 4, 2010


So sorry for my absence, but my life has been complete chaos since the last time I blogged. Patrick and I were Check Spellingso so looking forward to a nice and long relaxing vacation. It was supposed to start on the 20th and end on the 27th. Well nothing in life goes as planned and now I'm just so used to that!
On the 19th I started some laundry, you know getting everything nice and clean for our trip we were supposed to leave on the 20th and spend 4 days in Crawfordsville with Pat's parents and then to Louisville Christmas Eve for Mass at Pat's home church and Christmas with my family... so I threw in the load of whites and because I wasn't feeling well all crampy and such I laid down to nap while the load was running ( I turned on the buzzer to wake me when it was done). Well I woke up 34-45 min later and noticed my light "express wash load" wasn't done???? I got off the couch and took one step toward the hallway and the carpet smooshed and water pooled around my feet. The closer I got to the Laundry room the more water there was. In the laundry room itself there were two inches of standing water!! There was water everywhere. Our house is not that large and probably half was covered in water. My washer had never shut off! The water just kept running! Thank goodness for my neigh boors they ran right over to help, what a godsend!
Over the next day we kept sucking out the water with the new shop-vac, running the commercial size de-humidifiers, and running tons of fans to keep the air circulating. The bedrooms seemed to be drying ok, but they were not that wet, but the hall way and the living room were still really soggy. So on the 20th we decided that we needed to rip up the carpet in the hallway and living rooms (see below).
Well the hubs and I went to Menards (the best store ever) and picked out some flooring and decided to install it ourselves. We thought it would be simple click together flooring... NOT After 3.5 days we were finally finished with the install. It looks great now but we missed all our time with Pats parents and our lives were completely upside down for days!! Here are some pictures from the carpet being ripped out to completely finished! And my new rug!

Completely done~ Don't mind all the wires to our new theater system we still haven't had time to install!! Tomorrow Ill share the next phase of my Christmas vacation!

God Bless,

Cassie R.

1 comment:

  1. I have lots of things to say!

    1. I'm so sorry your Christmas was so soggy! Will the washer co. give you any reimbursment?
    2. The new flooring is BEAUTIFUL even if it did come from a stinky situation. I LOVE IT!
    3. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
    4. We got your Christmas Card & it was gorgeous (of course)
    5. SO glad you're posting again. I need my Cassie updates!