May 5, 2009

Some Heaven & Hell

This weekend has been one for the books. We blessed Leighton this weekend in our brand new ward. She wore my old blessing dress, and looked beautiful. Chad gave her a sweet blessing and I was really proud to be his wife. We had lot's of family and friends there to support us.
The baby of honor
These were the men in Leightons blessing circle minus Trint Pierce and Brian Cole
Here are Leightons Grandmas and Great Grandmas.The happy family.

Now for the Hell part:

On Friday night our 1st floor toilet was acting up. I went and bought a plunger and it seemed to be a fix. Saturday there were more problems and we couldn't get a hold of the builder or the plumber. Mind you, we've been in this house not even 2 wks and it is brand new. So on Sunday after everyone had left we really started to find the problems. There was a ton of water in our crawl space and crap was literally in our utility closet. So we had the roto rooter guy come over at about 9pm. He saw the damage and called the water damage specialists to come over and clean stuff up. The roto rooter man couldn't fix the problem but he was guessing that our sewer line had somehow been crushed. So everyone comes back over the next morning and we stick a camera down our sewer line. Everything is totally clear until it gets to about 80 feet out and then it's just black and won't go any further. So that afternoon a backhoe shows up to dig out our front lawn. They dig and dig and finally discover that we are completely missing about 3ft of our sewer line. So basically everything we flush goes down so far and then ends up coming back up and overflowing into our house. The carpet in the front room has to be replaced as does the bottom 2 ft of dry wall in our living room and we feel like we're living in a war zone right now.

This is set up so that we aren't breathing in all of the chemicals and stuff they are using to clean and disinfect. I kind of feel like we're filming an episode of 24 at my house and we can't let the virus escape. The guys working on this were wearing actual suits and helmets for protection.
This was towards the beginning of the hold digging. Trust me the hole and mess got much bigger.

Here is the broken pipe. The fun part of all of this is that everyone has been billing us because it's our house and it's going to be our responsibility to collect all of the money from the who sold us the place.

This is a long post but I just want to post a couple more cute pics.

13 comments:

milt said...

Sorry honey but we had a good time while we were there,Thanks for takeing care of us. love ya

Lisa said...

Oh no, not fun! That sounds miserable, and especially when a new house should be "perfect".

Leighton looks so beautiful, though, and adorable in that jumper!

Natalie said...

Leighton is a beauty! What a special day! I can swap a pretty good poop story with you! Man that stinks!!! I am so sorry! I hope you get this all fixed fast and none of you get sick! Especially the little princess!

Kelly O'Roark said...

Ugh!!!! I'm sorry for you guys! When you sign a contract for a new place, doesn't the old owners have to sign to say that the house is in working conditions with no problems??? I remember that my mom had to do that.... hopefully they will pay for the damages. Your house looks really cute from what I can see of it so far! I can't wait to see it and plane prices are getting cheaper by the day... I found one for just under $300.00.

Brittany Barnes said...

Sorry for the madness. It seems like nothing can be just perfect when it comes to homes. But one good thing is you sure have a cute girl!

ADAMS FAMILY said...

Oh my gosh that sucks, and a new house at that...
Leighton looks adorable, what a cute little girl

Megan said...

such a cute little girl. So sorry about the house drama. Ryan and I have bad luck with stuff like that too. Last week our refrigerator died, leaked all our our kitchen, and all of our food melted. We had to buy a new one, but luckily our landlord will pay us back. While we were at it, we replaced the dishwasher. We haven't had a functional dishwasher since we have lived here. I now know that I would not be able to live through a remodel without losing my mind. Miss you guys.

Jess and Heather said...

I am SO SORRY you guys have been going through all that what a nightmare!! Your house looks way cute though from the pics you have! Sory we missed the blessing!

Burke family said...

Oh my gosh! What a disaster! I'm so sorry. But I have to agree with everyone else... Leighton is absolutely adorable!

Lydia said...

She looks beautiful. I am so happy for you guys.

Except, for the hell part. Yuck! Sewer problems are the worst! Good luck!

Crystal said...

Oh my gosh! That sucks so bad about your house! I am sorry to hear that. But at least your "heaven" is ADORABLE! She looks so lovely in your dress.

Hope to see you Thursday! :)

Ryan said...

Leighton is such a cute little girl and growing up fast. Just wait, because in a blink of the eye she will be ten times the size she is now. As for your new pad... besides the hazmat suits and the quarantine in your living room, your place looks nice. Wish the best for you guys.

Tara said...

Sorry to hear that. That's no good. At least you have a beautiful family. That's what really matters.
-Jeremey