So many of you have been so kind to ask about an update on the plumbing woes.. so here is a REALLY quick update in a nutshell… The plumbing contractor will be here for 5 days next week, rerouting all the plumbing in the entire house, going through walls and the ceiling, bypassing everything that is currently under the slab. 

Several homeowners in this development have had the same thing happen, and if they only bypassed the broken pipe, another pipe has burst shortly thereafter…. so it’s worth it just to redo the entire house.  This means cutting holes in the sheetrock every 6′ in the walls and the ceiling to put the new pipes in.  Cap off the old pipes in the slab, and then reconnect the new pipes to all the bath and kitchen fixtures.  THEN hire a drywall contractor to repair all the holes, and then repaint!!  A little more involved than fixing a broken pipe, huh?   

And the bummer news is… the Homeowners insurance policy raised the deductible to $10,000 after this started happening to a few homes in this development… so… we are out a min. of $10,000 for this estimated $11,000 to $12,000 repair.  {deep sigh}  (you know… for $12,000 I’d really rather have granite countertops – LOL)

This situation reminds me of an email that I got from a friend last week.. (God always has perfect timing, you know)…

I asked for strength – I was given difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom – I was given problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity – I was given a brain and brawn to work.
I asked for courage – I was given obstacles to overcome.
I asked for love – I was given troubled people to help.
I asked for favors – I was given opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted, but received everything I NEEDED.
(author unknown)

God always knows what we need.  We will get through this… in the scope of life, this is nothing.  We have MUCH to be thankful for, and among the things I’m thankful for are all the kind and caring people I’ve met through this blog!  Thank you, friends!!