Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Nasty Little Four-Letter Word

Remember on Sunday when I spoke of our life being relatively calm these days?  Well, the very next day, I got my reality check in the mail...

This is the view one sees when stepping out of our back door this week:

M O L D.

This is a classic example of what happens when a building company doesn't pay attention to the details.  Now we're the lucky ones who get to foot the bill for their mistake.  (Hope you can hear the sarcasm spilling out.)  That picture above only shows a fraction of the damage.  It starts at the point where the gutter meets the chimney and grows all the way down into our crawl space. 

So, not only are we in the process of figuring out how to get it fixed, we're in panic mode of how we'll pay for it.  Yikes!

When it rains, it sure does pour... right down our chimney wall.


Jordan said...

Yuck! Unfortunately we are feeling your pain now :( I am praying the MOLD does not attack! Will your homeowners ins not pay for it??

Beth Zimmerman said...

Oh Carmen! I am so sorry!

CK said...

Thanks, ladies... : (

Jordan- most homeowners policies do not cover fungus/mold, including ours. We're not under warranty anymore so we don't even think we can get the builder to claim resposibility.

Jordan said...

oooo gotcha. but if the mold was caused by a leak would the leak not be covered by ins, then anything the leak caused would then be covered? if not, that is definitely a 4 letter word :(

Leslie Rivas said...

Thats horrible Car, I'm sorry. Jehovah Jireh, "the LORD will provide". You will be ok.