Ceiling.. meet floor. How to scare the mess out of your kids. | #whatjusthappened
The other day, I posted about our walls crying and bleeding.
Ultimately, we had an A/C leak. We had the guys come out and fix the leak, and yesterday, I was talking to my dad about coming over here to see what we need to do about getting the house dried out, when I noticed that the ceiling was sagging. He said he’d be over a little later, because my sister had just gotten into town a bit earlier.
I messaged Andy:
this ceiling is sagging BIG TIME.
did you dad come out?
he’s coming tonight
At 3:43 pm, I put my headphones in and got into my grove to write a post for a rep. When I have my Paul Frank Skullcandy earbuds in (check em out.. sooo cute!) , they’re noise canceling, so I can only hear my music. I was listening to Eric Heatherly, Flowers on the Wall, when I hear a blood curdling scream, and I see, out of the corner of my eye, a HORRID look on Kylie’s face (thankfully she was holding the baby), and I see her mouth HAWK!!!! OH MY GOSH!! HAWK!!!!!! I turned around to see this:
At this point, I was thinking, “what happened to Hawk?” The boys were playing the Xbox, and Hawk usually sits on the left side, right at the corner of that black table. He was screaming. He was covered in insulation, it was coming out of his mouth, and he was just screaming. His mouth was burning, and he was terrified.
First, I called my dad back and told him that I thought he better come now! Then I called Andy and said “GET HOME NOW!! The ceiling fell!”
I picked hawk up and took him to the sink where I washed out his mouth with the faucet hose, and immediately took both of the boys to the tub.
Hawk was so terrified. I’d never seen him that terrified. After all, having the ceiling fall down on your head with tons of burning “pink stuff” isn’t really supposed to happen to a 5 year old.
He kept thinking that the rest of the ceiling was going to fall on him. He was looking up and having me make sure that it wasn’t going to fall. I remember he told Braxton “I don’t want to live in this house anymore.”
He ended up being fine after my parents and my sister showed up with my nephew, but it was so hard keeping 3 boys, a baby, and a teenager contained in the bedroom end of the house while we got this mess cleaned up. It was horrible.
All we could really do was laugh. Well, except my dad who was facilitating the clean up.
We got on the phone with the insurance company, and because it was already 4:30, everything was CLOSED FOR THE WEEKEND, and they said they would send out an adjuster on Monday to take a look at everything. They told us to go ahead and clean it up and make sure everything was as secure as we could get it, so that’s what we did…… and did… and did…. til 11:30 last night.
So, now we wait. Hopefully, the insurance will cover all of this without our premium going up too, too much!
What a nightmare. I don’t think it would have been so bad, but we had insulation blown into the attic before we moved in here, because in most places, there was absolutely none up there.
Now, Hawk is afraid of “the pink stuff”, so I’m sure he’ll never eat cotton candy again.
We only had one picture frame break, but we saved the picture! However, my entire Nolan Ryan baseball card collection… ruined.
A HUGE thank you to my mom, dad, and my sister for helping us get this cleaned up and our house back under as much control as we have. Even though this is pretty much a big deal, and a catastrophe, I am thankful that we’re close to my family in a situation like this. Although it was a lot of work, it was kinda fun doing it together, I am glad my dad knew what to do immediately (and that he wasn’t at work). I’m thankful to Kylie for making sure the boys all stayed safe while we were getting rid of the mess.
By the way.. Happy 11th Anniversary, Andy.