Hyperfocus saves the day. . .So here was my day yesterday. . .
woken out of a sound sleep by a crash/thud that literally shakes the house. I was immediately awake (can you say adrenaline?) and ran to the window, to see a car sticking out of the wall below me. I said, "Matt! Get dressed- there's a car in our house!"
Babies are crying- Matt runs downstairs to see our living room wall pushed in about 3 feet, plaster dust and broken wood everywhere, and water spraying into the room. He ran downstairs to turn off the water and the electricity, and I got dressed and dealt with the boys. When everyone was calm, we joined DH downstairs, and the plaster dust was so thick in the air I could taste it. :
we went outside, where the police and fire department were already there, and answered all the questions. We had water in the basement- not a whole lot- just ebnough to make a mess. They didn't want to move the car until the collapse team checked to see if the second floor would come down or not. The firefighters cleaned up a bit while they waited.
The collapse team built a wall in the living room, and a support for the porch roof. They were most;ly done by about 9:30, and the clean up team from the insurance company was there by eleven.
IL's came up right away and helped us get cleaned up, and by 5:30 pm today, the living room is in livable condition- well, behind the couch is off limits, because that's where the shattered wall is, and lots of dirt, broken stuff, and grit. I'm very tired, but I'm proud of the work I got done.
When I figure out how- I'll poist a link to the pics online. probably tomorrow.
I sincerely hope everyone;s weekend was significantly more boring than mine.