Monday, August 25, 2008

Who needs stupid geckos?

Oh my land, I'm about to go through a nighmarish experience once again, I've been through it before in my old house and I spent the whole time freaking out, now it's gonna happen again....I'm going to be without a kitchen for the next month or two. I'm happy and freaking out at the same time.

It all started when my kitchen floor started warping awhile back....I didn't think much of it because it was humid outside and I know that the former owners put the floor in themselves. And from some of the other projects they did around here, it is obvious that home improvement wasn't their thing. Like, for instance, when the kitchen cabinet with the glass door fell off the wall, or when the bathroom medicine cabinet pulled away from the wall.

So, I just thought that I was going to have to replace the vinyl tiles sooner or later because they weren't installed correctly.

But then we noticed a small puddle of water in the basement under the kitchen area. The dishwasher was leaking water under the kitchen floor.

So I called my insurance agent and lo and behold, they ordered a restoration company to come and dry up the kitchen and then a contracting company to tear the kitchen down and rebuild it.

I love State Farm Insurance.

But I do not like being kitchenless.

Anyone who knows me knows that I practically live in my kitchen. It's where I find peace. I love to cook and bake and whenever I am going through a tough time, you'll usually find me cooking or baking up a storm.

Today State Farm came out and approved everything, even a food allowance, if necessary, for having to eat meals away from home. And an hour later the restoration company came, they still are here, drying up the kitchen and basement. There are fans a blowing and dehumidifiers sucking up air all over the place.

So you can have that gecko, the cavemen and all those other insurance companies....I'm sticking with State Farm, 'cause....

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.


nancygrayce said...

Only if you don't live in the hurricane state! :) I do know how it is to live without a kitchen.....we completely tore ours out several years ago and rebuilt it and lived here while it was being done. It was horrible! But don't let me discourage you! :) Seriously, just keep thinking, it will be so pretty, it will be so pretty!

RR Mama said...

I am thrilled for you. But I completely agree with Nancy Grace. State Farm ain't all that great when hurricanes come through your town and a tree falls right into your house and splits it right in two. I'm just sayin'. And for the record, this didn't happen to us and I pray it never does. But it did to my neighbor and State Farm gave her H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. It was a very sad experience for her. Good luck and I hope you get the kitchen of your dreams. I want one as big as my living room! What does that tell you.

Nadine said...

Thank God for State Farm. I'm glad it's going to work out in the end. Hope the time goes quickly.