The Quilt Show must go on!!
This past Sunday started off with a bang! Mary and I scheduled an appointment with The Quilt Show to tape a segment for the show.
At 1am I woke to overflowing toilets and ankle deep water! Since the film crew was to arrive at 8am we had to work fast, turned off the water and began bailing water into the tubs. By 5 am the floor appeared dry.
I was able to wet my hair and try to get presentable for the show and the plumber was called.
We had a good time setting up and filming …
The camera crew was great and things were going well other than if anyone needed the restroom they had to drive to the nearest McDonalds.
The plumber arrived at 9:30 and got to work. Whatever had overflowed the toilets had “passed”, the drains were all snaked and the plumber camera man was scheduled to come out at 7am Monday to film the plumbing. Mary kept doing her demonstration through the whole thing like a pro!
Now the real fun begins … My beautiful all wood floors start to swell. Doors won’t open and walking down my hallway becomes a roller coaster ride. But the show must go on and filming continues …
The AC guy arrives per the plumbers advice to make sure that the giant swell in my bedroom is not being caused by leaking condensation. In the meantime all crews are fighting for control over my one and only step stool.
We now have 2 sisters, 2 dogs, 2 tree stump grinders (yes I have tree damage from a recent storm and lost 2 trees) 4 quilt show video photographers, 1 plumber and 1 AC guy in the house … enter the Dry Team! They tent the rooms in plastic and start rolling in 5 large dehumidifiers.
Everyone starts to trickle out as I hand them a check and at 9pm the power goes out in half the house. The dehumidifiers have tripped the circuit breakers. The Dry Team happily comes back and they re position the dehumidifiers onto different circuits. Mind you my husband is away on his man-cation.
Monday 7am the plumbing camera crew arrives, a problem with the main sewer line is discovered and digging begins.
Then the power line for the street lights is cut and the power company arrives. More checks are written.
Enter the asbestos check team! The floor demolition team wants to start this afternoon, the floor re builders are measuring and then the packing up the house estimate guys arrive. The dry team shows up to re check the dehumidifiers again.
Bella now has a crush on Jake the humidity guy! Seems she thrives on chaos and pluming issues!
My husband drove all the way home cutting the man-cation short and Tuesday begins! The estimate is that we may be in a hotel for 4-6 weeks!
With all this I start to wonder … Where is my sewing machine going to be??