Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Almost four weeks in hotel rooms (212.0)

Sorry, it's been almost three and a half weeks since I reported in! The dogs and I finally got to move back home last Wednesday (a week and a half ago). The house isn't back to normal, not by a long shot, but we're home.

Servpro was a confounding mix of thorough and careless. They seem to have done a great job of demolishing the basement and cleaning out everything down there, and the upstairs was largely boxed up and cleaned to deal with likely mold exposure up there. Air testing before the cleaning showed high mold levels, and air testing after showed levels so low as to surprise even them.

But they broke things, left a lot non-functional, left garbage and debris on the driveway and lawn, clobbered my front flagstone step, and, inexplicably, unplugged my basement freezer and let hundreds of dollars worth of local meat, frozen vegetables and fruit, and random stuff like lasagna and mac & cheese, spoil. Ugh.

The washer and dryer had been rendered unusable, but after pressure from the insurance adjuster, they sent someone to hook them back up, so I've been able to do some of my own laundry. Phew! No idea where the two brand new jugs of laundry detergent went, but no big deal to go buy more. They'll probably show up in one of these cardboard boxes eventually.

I've been trying to go through at least one cardboard box a day, getting rid of lots of it and finding places for more of it. I have too much stuff. Soon, I'll have a little less.

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