Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tiny Good News & HUGE Bad News

Good News
I will be in DC watching the Brewers play the Nationals on Sunday! Its our Annual baseball trip. Last year was a 2-day, 3-game NY baseball extravaganza. This year is a day trip to the brand new Nationals park and my first Brew Crew game.

Bad News
Water poured from one of my upstairs toilets for 8+ hours on Thursday. Most of my house needs replacing. The drying machinery is working overtime right now. If only the insurance adjuster would call me. The baseball game will keep my mind off it for a day. Oh yea, my new 8th grade students show up on Tuesday whether I'm ready or not!

Since this is a baseball card site, I will tell you that no cards were flooded. I wish that made me feel better about it all. Needless to say, trades are on hold and posting will be uninspired at best.


Collective Troll said...

I remember a few years ago when my hot water heater exploded while I was at work which caused pipes to burst. I came home to a very and damaged house. It sucked, but everntually all was fixed and better than ever. I lost a lot of cards that night and they weren't replaced, so be glad of that. Enjoy the ball game. I am sure that things will work out in time. Trying to get an insurance adjuster to return a call on Saturday isn't easy...

night owl said...

As a home owner, I have all kinds of dreams that water is ruining my home. It is literally a nightmare for me. So, you have my immense sympathy.

Troll said it best: it'll be better in time.

MattR said...

I had a pipe burst from my hot water heater a couple of months ago. Luckily I was home at the time and was able to turn off the water pretty quickly. Some damage was done, but it could have been a lot worse. Hopefully in time it will work out for you.

Good luck with the 8th graders -- hopefully you'll get a good group.

Carl Crawford Cards said...

When I was still in NC a guy repairing the flat roof on my house put up tarps and left for the weekend. I was at my parents' house, and apparently it rained for three days.

Well, long story short it rained in the house for three days and we came back to an inch of water throughout the house and collapsed ceilings everywhere. We were covered (thank God!) but lost pretty much everything.

Troll's right: it'll sort out in time.

Advice: all states are different, but when insurance cuts you a check, make sure you both have a clear understanding of what is the check is to be used for, as well as if "That is it." Example: the first check we got to rebuild the house might have covered 1/10 of total expenses, and cashing the check would have been legal acknowledgement that we agreed to that amount.

I feel you pain, man, and a few days before school, too! Hope you enjoy the game, and that things start looking up!

SpastikMooss said...

wow...that's awful. I'm so sorry to hear that man. It won't make it all better, but I've got a pack of cards I made up saturday headed your way tomorrow!

Also, you teach secondary? I'm going into teaching secondary. Cool beans.

Dinged Corners said...

Oh Mark, we're so sorry to hear that. What a pain! Water in houses often = nightmare.

At least the eighth graders are lucky.

Fuji said...

Hey Mark,
I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope the insurance company takes care of you.

--David said...

Man, I'm sorry about your house!! I hope you're able to get things backs in order quickly and smoothly!

Brian said...

Sorry to hear about the damage and hassles you have to go through now. Best of luck!