Sunday, August 19, 2012
This House is Haunted (or Jinxed)
This past week has been nuts. So, I guess I'm here to whine about it... I'll post more pictures, than words though, so maybe that will help us all get through this.
I'll start with some good stuff (to make me feel as if I'm a positive person by nature).
We are supposed to close on a building for the business this week!!! YES, it's true! I have never felt more sure of a building, in the whole year we've been looking. I started my mobile unit... I have 1 child right now, but that's because I haven't gone out marketing yet. There's a reason for this.
Oh, this is where the chaos begins, by the way.
When I ordered my equipment for the mobile unit, I was told by the company that my card was denied. Hmmm... that's weird. We called the card company, and apparently there was a $950.00 transaction that was stopped right before I ordered my stuff. Someone thought Western Union online would be a great way to get free money. Thank goodness for a card company that was on top of it. Anyway... we had to shut the card down, then I had to wait to order my equipment again. It's all ordered now, and as soon as I get it in, I'll hit the pavement.
Next: I signed up to volunteer for many activities before we made the final commitment to get this business up and running. I sit on several HOA committees, I am a medical director for a local pet rescue (I decided this would be the best way for me to help because I cannot go into shelters... I think we may be bordering on pet hoarding as it is), and I started volunteering for an adult special needs Sunday School class. I love it! So, right now, I'm feeling a bit pulled... in many directions, but this is a good thing... until this week.
I was feeling great, actually. I had gotten a lot accomplished as far as the business, I was caught up on the house work. I guess I was feeling over-stressed about the kittens... Oh yeah, we saved three little kittens from shelter death row a few weeks ago. I forgot to mention that... here they are.
I also forgot to mention I'm allergic to cats. These cats are itty bitty little things, a LOT of work, and stink. Bleh. All of this stink, and all of their clutter was getting to me. I was constantly running around the house, mopping, and trying to keep things in order. Well, apparently the universe decided I needed to learn a lesson, about what chaos truly is....
Friday, I had a doctor appointment. I kind of guilted the wife into going with me, and then we went to lunch. It was a nice "get away" for me, because I felt overwhelmed with animal duty. We didn't take a long lunch, because the kittens had an appointment later that day, and then the wife and I were planning on going out that evening with friends. Woohoo, two get aways in one day!
Anyway, we walked straight into a disaster when we got home. Our home was flooded... then while the special flood guys were here doing what they do, it flooded again. The looks on those guys faces, was priceless in a non-funny kind of way. We told them the house was jinxed. So, we've got a LOT of water damage. All of our hardwoods will need to be replaced, along with a few other things.
Right now, we have over 35 flood fans blowing, and three de-humidifiers. Our home is in total disarray. See...
I didn't even post pictures of the living room.
Oh, I forgot... I woke up at 4 am after the night of the double flood, and for some reason decided to get up. The front door was WIDE open! Who knows how long it had been open. Obviously, I couldn't get back to sleep after that. Nope, I spent the rest of the morning looking through the play backs on our security cameras to be sure no person, or animal came in. My biggest fear was running into a king snake while doing my best to clean up some of the mess.
SO yes, the house is jinxed, haunted, whatever you want to call it.
1. The day we closed on this house it was struck by lightning. It knocked out all of our a/c units, and fried the breaker box. Every outlet in the house had to be replaced. It took months to repair the damage.
2. We found a snake in the house our first Easter here. Luckily this past Easter was quiet.
3. Car vandalized.
4. We had a gas leak. There was a small hole in the thick, hard pipe that attaches to something. Very unusual they said.
5. The Great Flood... door wide open at 4am, even after I made sure it was locked.
We've only been here a little over a year. We're kind of stressed over it all. The wife was even looking at available homes earlier today.
This too shall pass... right?!?