customers in the plants up and down the river. He needs to be alert.
That is a hard state to achieve now. I worry when he is on the road, especially now with all the stress of this flood and our home.
We met with the cabinet company, Ourso Designs. She had designed the layout based upon the dimensions from J4. We spent 2 hours going through the layouts and moving things, tweaking dimensions and choosing where appliances would go. Before the changes the price tag was $39,000.
That included the master bath, guest bath, two tall cabinets by the fireplace and the kitchen. Wow. That is a huge chunk of money. I am certain that the insurance money will not give us that much for replacing the old cabinets. The photos are the before pics, LOL.
I have spoken with several people who have gotten their settlement figures from their insurance companies. Generally it has been between $60-80,000 for the building. Nowhere near what it would cost to rebuild these houses. It is not looking good when more than half your settlement is in cabinets.
Like I said, we are lucky we have the money.
When the plumber came to replace the hot water heater, he failed to secure a permit for the job. We have a building permit, but the hot water heater is obviously not included for some reason. So when we called the city about a gas leak at the meter, they turned the gas off until the permit is completed and an inspector comes.
Now the house has no hot water, which is not a big deal at the moment, since the house has no faucets. But it does have a washer, thank goodness for the cold water washing we do now. And gas will matter soon. So that is another thing that goes on my list to check on, something the plumber should have done.
A different plumber is coming tomorrow to plumb the master bath and hook up the fireplace gas. It will be the first physical progress on the house in over a week.
I came across the photos from when we were evacuated. The photo in my header came from that group of photos. I will have to post those for you soon.