It is very interesting how everything needs water to survive, yet water destroys everything! If just about anything gets wet, you have to take immediate drastic measures to attempt to salvage it… and even then most things are beyond repair. That is what we had to do following that time a pipe burst in our rented house. We literally washed every single thing we own.
I meticulously cleaned, dried, and gave excruciating individual attention to the books and records. Although most were salvaged, many no longer possess any real value. They only have the value that I personally assign to them, which itself has been greatly eroded. This whole ordeal has really driven-home just how ephemeral everything is.
Although my landlord managed to find and employ the most inept contractors of every trade, the end-product is far better than it was before the flood. The house has been stripped down to a shell and fully renovated and restored.
Everything to do with the interior is brand new: walls, ceiling, flooring, cabinets, wiring, plumbing, lights, fixtures, and so on. The best part was that got to give a lot of input on how it was improved, optimized, and customized for what we want. So it was kind of like renovating our first house, [except it’s not our house].
Anyway, things have been back to normal for a little while now, and this post is long overdue. Sorry to keep you all on the edge of your seat. Here is what the place looks like now. Honestly, the place is way better than it was.
|The kitchen was an overall improvement. |
You can read more about our thrift-store counter-tops here!
Tess and I built a Murphy bed to save precious space in our tiny house. We ordered a kit from Create-A-Bed which came with good instructions, hardware, and the essential mechanisms. We then cut the lumber and assembled, built, painted, and installed it. It turned out perfect, and we are quite proud of it.
|Murphy bed down.|
|One good thing to come from all of this is we got a washer/dryer in the house now.|
|The Bathroom is pretty much the same.|
|The kitchen was rearranged a bit.|
|The stove was re-positioned, and the counter extended to the wall.|
Now that things are in good shape, and we are back in a livable house, I fully expect it to burn down for no good reason other than Murphy's Law. I only ask that if that happens, I am inside when it all goes down in flames.