Breaking Point

I thought that the termites were my breaking point. I was wrong. It was my recently flooded basement! I completely broke down. Kev finally got me off the wet floor were I was frantically trying to soak up water with a towel to put in a tiny bucket while sobbing like a baby. He sent me upstairs to watch Oprah and calm down. This was all after I called him at work and bit his head off and called my BF to vent. It was just too much for me to handle and I couldn’t put two coherent thoughts together. After we got most the water up we went to Home Depot and then Olive Garden for some bread sticks and salad. When we got home it was full of more water. Since Friday around noon we have had to spend every 3 to 4 hours mopping up water. It could be worse I grant that much. (Kev got the 3 a.m. shift and I took the more reasonable 7 a.m. shift.) I finally found someone who can come out next Thursday to look at it. I’m beyond angry. None of the damage we have found so far in the house is covered by anything. Not by our insurance or the stupid home warranty we got. The ridiculous inspector won’t return any of my calls (which were all very polite “call me” kind of calls). It looks like we will just have to bite the bullet and pay for all the damages and repairs ourselves.
While I do believe that we probably have a suit against the shoddy inspector who didn’t notice the rotten porch, termites and bad foundation patch job, I don’t know if I have it in me to sue anyone. Plus, by the time it is all over with we still have to pay for the repairs now and then we would have to pay for a lawyer. I only got a part-time job. I would have to get a full-time job (which I still might) just to get thru this crisis. My body feels like it has been hit by a truck! I’m completely worn out. Every time I write a post that may not be the most positive I am trying to end it with three things that I am grateful for so y’all don’t think I’m a completely Negative Nancy.
1. I am thankful for the inner voice that told me to go check my basement for water. There was no reason for me to go in there looking for water but something told me to go and if it wasn’t for that the damage would have been a lot worse.
2. I am glad the rain let up and we haven’t gotten as much as they first predicted.
3. I am thankful for that thing that you can put on the end of a drill that is connected to a hose and it helps pump the water into a bucket. It is so much faster than mopping.