Recovering After a Water Leak


I should have double checked the bathroom before we left on vacation for a week.

But I didn’t.

There are just some things that you should do when you have kids in your home, but I was too excited to be on the beach and soaking up the sun to be worried with something as simple as the taps in the house.  I was sure I was the last one to use them anyway, so I didn’t feel that there would be any problems.

Boy, I was wrong.

What we came back to when we got home was nothing short of a disaster.  I had never smelled anything so foul in my life, and I never felt so much pain in the bottom of my heart – my house was not in good shape at all.

I cried a little.

Once I had composed myself, I decided that it was time to tackle the problem head-on and get the people out here that we needed to get the house fixed.  I wasn’t doing it on my own, so I picked up the phone and started to find someone that specialized in Water Damage Restoration Altadena – there had to be someone out there that could help.

Thankfully that search didn’t take long, and before we knew it, there was someone at our home working on the problem.  In fact, if you take a look at the picture above, you can see some of the work they did – it didn’t take them long at all.

We  are hoping to be back in our house by the end of the week.  Hopefully something like this never happens to us again.


Window Shopping–Literally

While most people don’t think of me as a funny person, I had a little chuckle to myself today.  For all the years that I had been told that it was okay to go “window shopping”, I was actually out shopping for windows today.

That makes you chuckle a little too, right?

It is okay if it doesn’t – but it is okay if it does too.

Yes, I was really out shopping for windows replacement in Hancock Park while I was staying over at a friend’s house there.  She had to go to work today, so I needed to find something to do to spend my time, and there was a storefront that was just calling my name.

My house needs windows badly, but I had never found ones that I fell in love with.  I had hoped that today was going to be the day, and low and behold it was.

Finding the style I was looking for wasn’t easy as I’m picky.  I have always been that person that wants something a little different, and that sometimes means that you walk out of a store with empty shopping bags.

I’ve done that so many times.

But today was my lucky day and I found the perfect windows for my home.  In fact, I’ve ordered them to be installed in a couple of weeks when I am back home.

I can’t wait to see how my house looks with a facelift.


New Work Clothes

While I had not planned on it, I had a good friend of mine stop by on my birthday and he dropped off a present.  Mike and I have been friends since we were in high school and we usually make time to get together on each others birthdays, and I had almost forgot that it was going to happen this year.  I’ve been so busy with my new job that I had not counted on him stopping by, but I was happy that he did.

He brought me some presents.

Instead of the usual gift of chocolates (I have a weakness for dark chocolate), he brought me some new grooming apparel that he picked out himself.  I suppose that I shouldn’t have been surprised as we looked at some a couple of weeks ago while we were out on a “date”.  I could tell that he must have paid attention to what I was saying then, as he picked out the ones that I mentioned liking including this one:


The clothing was the perfect gift as I needed some new ones for work.  He is always so thoughtful – I wonder if he will ever have the guts to ask me out.