Monday, October 25, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge | Day 7: Favorite Movies & A Surprise Renovation...

I have a good excuse for being MIA the last few days.... two of them actually!  First, is a huge project at work that I was working on Sunday and Monday... all in preparation for going live to the public Monday evening.  I'm pretty proud of how it turned out -- check it out:  City of Soledad

Brand new, top to bottom -- new design, new site map, new photos, new content.  So proud of it and happy that I was able to have such a big role in the creation & launching of the new site!  And no sooner did that get finished on Monday night... and I collapsed into bed early.... I woke up to the sounds of saws and hammers in my house at 4:30 am.  Huh?  What on earth is Brian doing now?!  I thought he was just up early to go for a run??

Yep.... it was enough commotion that I actually got up (I am not a morning person!) to see what the fuss was only to find my husband ripping our floor out in the laundry room.  This is not in plans for the house... this is a shocking surprise!  Why????  Because overnight our water heater died.  And started leaking water out of the bottom of the tank. 

Now granted, the tank lives in the garage on a platform that sits next to the door in the laundry room, so the water should have only spilled into the garage.  Unfortunately for us, it ran off the back of the platform, hit the drywall on the wall behind the tank and spilled down beneath the platform where it puddled.  It then ran along the bottom of the wall beneath the backside of the platform which also happens to be the wall inside the laundry room. 

The water seeped through the drywall then under, into and, in some places, on top of the engineered wood floors (aka pergo) all over the laundry room.  The floor was making squishy noises when you walk on it.  Bye, bye laundry room floors.  Once engineered wood floors get wet with that amount of water there is no saving them.  The wood warps and the floor buckles. :(

That wet spot?  The concrete foundation. :(

So we've had to buy a new water heater, file a claim for water damage on the home owner's insurance  for the floors/walls and we have a good month of weekend home improvement projects ahead of us to fix it.  We were planning on a lawn in the backyard or recarpeting/painting the master bedroom next.  Guess those are going to have to wait!  I'm also looking inspiration for paint color options for our brand spankin new laundry room.... I have the tile somewhat picked out in my head, but I really want to make sure we get this right.  Once it goes back together, I'm definitely not planning on touching it again!!  I'll be back with updates of the remodeling process as we work through it the next couple of weeks.... so stay tuned on that one.

Finally, continuing with Katie's 30 Day Blog Challenge (that I'm falling behind on!), here are a few of my favorite movies...

All-time Favorite: Dances with Wolves
Chick Flick: Pretty Woman
Tearjearker: Notebook
Romantic Comedy: 50 First Dates
Action: Bourne Trilogy
Documentary: Super Size Me

So.... busy few days for me.... Got any laundry room ideas for me?  What are your favorite movies?  Looking forward to hearing what you have to say! :)


  1. I am so so sorry about your water heater breaking and damaging your laundry room floor! That just totally stinks!!! I hope homeowners insurance covers all of it so you don't have to pay too much!

  2. This is such a bummer. Sometimes home ownership is such a drag.

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bummer about the hot water heater.... that happened to us a few months ago... we had to put ceramic tile down... made it easier in the long run...and Fave Movies... Hope Floats, The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality,.....can you tell I'm a HUGE Sandra fan??!?!?! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):) And CONGRATS on the website...very proud of you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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