Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Before Pictures


I think I've hesitated to post these pictures before now because they were just too devastating to face. Even though we've been living in this construction zone daily, the photos just make it hit home and bring back the whole ordeal of the night our pipe burst. Now that the repair work has started and we can see some progress, I thought I'd post some "before" photos to put the "after" pictures I'll post later into context.

The first picture is our office, under a layer of water, before the carpet was ripped out. The second is the kitchen, after they cut out a foot of drywall to prevent water from seeping up into the walls and causing mold to grow. I think the ripped up drywall has been the worst part of this, visually. It has felt like our home had giant gashes in it. Interestingly, Julia mentioned that she thought this was the most disgusting part of the mess. I see what she means. Fortunately, it was also the first thing to be repaired and we all felt better once we saw our house healing. We also have our new floors almost completed. I can't tell you how good it feels to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel. Hopefully I'll have more pictures to come soon!

5 comments:

Tracie said...

Torreh,

Those images are awful when it comes to your house! You didn't bargain for it and certainly don't want to raise up your children in that is what you must have thought at some point.

We've experienced horrible storms around here recently and I know so many people that have had their basements flood as a result. Not only the loss of your treasures is hard felt but the mere thoughts of having to rip everything out, clean it up and start all over again.

OneScrappyChick said...

Oh T... you poor thing. I am sorry you are having to go through such hell. I hope that it all gets better soon!

skrpndiva said...

T...I've been so worried about you. Hoping that everything was all right. Glad you finally let us know. Smile kiddo, it can only get better!

Jaq

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

You poor thing. I hope you at least get to pick out some decadent flooring options......something to look forward too.

Nik Just Nik said...

WOW T!!! I can so understand why you did not want to show these... I know how proud you were to have the house painted the colours you wanted and to be living in your own place at last...

But talking to you the other day I know that you are in such a great place with it all... I cant wait to see the after photos darl.. and your huge smiling face standing in the middle of it..