Status Update

My last update was at the start of my house problems. I’ve been updating the progress/lack of progress on Patreon.

We had an incompetent insurance adjuster.

They put us in temporary housing, which was nice as dealing with insurance was a chore of constant delays where the adjuster was in over her head and couldn’t keep up. This blew up at the end of January when she dragged her feet in approving our housing extension. We were notified with less than 24 hours notice, that we had to leave the property, with NOWHERE to go. That’s with two dogs, three cats, and my autistic daughter. That was a nightmare.

The adjuster vanished.

Thankfully, ALE (The housing coordinators) got us into an extended stay hotel the next day. That’s where we are now. All of my equipment is in storage and has been. I have my laptop and that’s it.

The good news is that we have a new adjuster who is more eager to get through this, but basically, we’re starting from scratch. Most of the repairs have been approved. The floors were removed down to the beams and playwood is down. They tore out sections of the water damaged walls and removed asbestos. Right now, waiting on plumbing to be done so our wonderful contractor can get everything BACK in our house.

We are moving forward, it’s just taking time. :/

  • Tiff


I’ve been at a writing convention all weekend, during the day. 😀 It’s local so I was able to attend, meet with my awesome writing group, and watch panels for all three days.

That’s…not the reason for the delay.

Two weeks ago, I tried to get an inspection of our house foundation because it had shifted dramatically…suddenly. They came in. Did measurements. Opened the crawlspace access….and would not go much further because there was a lot of standing water under our house. We called a plumber, assuming we had a leak.

It was a sewage leak.

The plumbers wouldn’t take the job and recommended another company. Called other company. They explored and found iron mixed with pvc, which had a failure under our bath room. Sewage under my house and I suspect it’s been that way for a few weeks because my backyard has exploded with green after over a month of over 100 degree days and no rain. There’s literally a path from the back of my house down the middle of my backyard.

Had pipes replaced. Foundation repair people still don’t want to come out. Tell us two weeks. Second set of plumbers recommended a fire and water restoration company. They came in, took measurements of the humidity in the house…noted first: Bathroom floor and hall floor are going to need to come up. That has now expanded to: So your house probably needs all the floors replaced due to the damage from the sewage.

They can’t do that with us in the house.

So that’s where we are right now. Insurance company is involved and looking to relocate us elsewhere until the floors are replaced….