Sunday, May 13, 2007

A little Remodel....

Happy Mothers Day to all the Wonderful Mother's out there!! :)

My moter's day has not quite gone as planned....I had hoped for a nice relaxing day with family....enjoying my 4 beautiful children. But what I got was a phone call from home (we were in Parsons at my inlaws) saying that we had a water leak at the house and it was BAD!!! Well bad doesn't even touch what happened to our house....a modest estimate would say about $100,000.00 in water damamge....it's horrific. So needless to say....looking at the positive(which I always try to do)....I'm getting a little home remodel a mer 3 years after building this beautiful house!! ...the changes in my kitchen that I was dreaming about...done. New carpet in the entire house...done, darker stain on the cabinets and hard wood floor...done, replacing the crappy dishwasher we have, done. Painting the kids rooms...done. Finshing the basement....I can only hope that will get done also!! I have pictures but haven't downloaded them yet....they really are heartbreaking to look at.

More later...for anyone needing to reach us please use cell phones...as we will not be at home...probably for a few months!! ~Jen

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness....that is terrible!!! Bless your hearts. I was going to tell you Happy Mother's Day but it doesn't seem very appropriate now that it has not been very happy. :( Instead I'll say enjoy your beautiful family and good luck with the remodeling.

Emily Adler

Melissa Mullinax said...

I am literally scared to see the pictures. :( It sounds absolutely terrible...makes me sick to my stomach just to think about it.

I'm off for the entire summer in just a few days....so come on down anytime. We'll be glad to pitch in and help in any way.

~M

Jessica said...

OMG. What happened? And where the heck will you all be staying? I PRAY that you have insurance and that it's all covered... terrible way to spend your mothers day. ick. So sorry.

Anonymous said...

No fun!! I will say I am amazed at how well you and Jared are handling this-you were both very calm and I'm pretty sure not many other people could have been so calm in the face of this yucky-ness. You both have a wonderful ability to "look on the bright side" even in situations like this...we are here for you guys, whatever you need-just call! Amy

Anonymous said...

I can not believe that with all you had going on today that you still got a post in! You are truly amazing! I can not even image what you are facing and how "fun" it will be with the four kiddos! If we can do anything - you know you just have to say the words!
Love to you all and Happy Mother's Day - your kids and Jared are lucky to have you (& so are we)!
Erynn

Laney said...

I am SO sorry that happened. And today of all days. :( Love your positive attitude though!
Laney

S~ said...

oh geez... i don't know whether to be happy or sad for you.. on one hand i'm sad.. that really sucks.. on one hand i'm happy.. New Kitchen.. New appliances.. YAY..

A Mother's day to remember, huh?

Let me know if I can help in any way!

The Stephens said...

Jen -
thinking about you guys! Let us know if we can do ANYTHING! I love the postitive - little remodel AND you don't have to do it.
What a mess.

Come cocktail at the stephens pool. Bring the kiddos - kick back - let the labor be done!

:-)

xoxo
Kim

Whitney said...

Wow! I can't imagine the "flood" of emotions you must be going through. I want a kitchen remodel too so in a strange way, I am jealous!! I hope everything goes smoothly.

Whitney