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08 August 2009 @ 01:37 pm
The Week From Hell!  
As some of you have probably noticed, I haven't been around as much as usual. This is due to the fact that we are getting our entire house rewired and I haven't had access to the internet much. This has been such a hellish week I hardly know where to begin.

It all started when after a heavy rainstorm we noticed water leaking from our power box. *yikes* We had to hire an electrician to come over and install new boxes inside and out. That actually went pretty smoothly so when he finished we had him look at a couple of our outlets to see how they looked. You see, unfortunately for us, our house was wired with aluminum which, I guess sucks. Most people have copper. We had been told prior to this that it would probably be a good idea to have the house redone with copper, but it costs quite a bit of money so we had put it off until now. When the electrician checked the outlets he said they had to be redone or else we could have serious problems down the road. :(

Anyway...the job began this past tuesday and was supposed to last for two days. Needless to say, he still is not finished! In the midst of doing the job he found many other problems here and there that needed to be dealt with (costing us yet more money), the worst of which was found on thursday. While rewiring our guest bedroom he found that one of the outlets had burned right through the wall and within a matter of days/weeks it would caused a fire and we probably would have lost our house! D`:

I don't think I've ever mentioned this tidbit of information about myself here, but I am terrified of fire, always have been, so I was completely hysterical! Thank the dear Lord this problem was found before anything happened, which I am eternally grateful for, but when I think of what could have happened I just loose it. So now he has to cut out part of the wall and change more of the wiring and drywall the area, which, you guessed it, costs more money. *cries* Our house is still completely torn up, furniture and various things pulled out and scattered all around (I'm not good with clutter), so I'm struggling to be calm right now. I'm not sure how far into next week this job will last, but it's just a disaster!

During all of this they have been turning the power on and off, so I've only been able to get online for short intervals and got way behind with my f-list and everything else. I've beeb trying to catch up last night and today, so I hope I didn't miss anyone's entries!

On a happier note, I would like to wish Happy Birthday greetings to makesmebelieve & anndawson. I hope you both have a wonderful day surrounded by your friends and families! *hugs*
Trialiatrialia on August 8th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Better forking out lots of money than having your house burned down! I hope things start to look up, honey.
Kristin: Emma Watsonkristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
You are absolutely right! *hugs back*
Artsy: ST: S&U!Animatedhiddenfantasy on August 8th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
I hope this next week goes way better for you! Keep your chin up! -hugs-
Kristin: David- Black & Whitekristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! *hugs back*
Watson: Sam & Dean: Fade Inwunderstruck on August 8th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
OMG that sucks! *hugs*
I am so glad he found those problems now though. Fires are scary, I am scared of them too.
Hopefully he gets everything finished up soon!
Kristin: Supernaturalkristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
I am really glad too, especially when I think about the alternative. Thanks for your kind words. *hugs back*
Buffy Summersbtvsbonesheroes on August 8th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
I HATE fire.

Kristin: SG-1: Daniel Jackson #2kristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Me too! *shutters*
jeanniefan04 on August 8th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds hectic. Hope it all gets resolved soon.
Kristin: Stock- Butterflykristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
It seriously has been! Thanks so much.
ring ring hooker: simpsons: bart . my ovaries!i_said_boourns on August 8th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)

Well I'm glad the electrician was there to find that problem outlet and fix it! I hope everything goes back to normal soon.
Kristin: Dumbokristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
I am too, believe me! I appreciate your words of comfort. *hug*
the mcroxoring jingle jangle: SYTYCD: Phillip/Jeanine - aww thumbs up.realdetective on August 8th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds scary. And crazy. I hope all this rewiring goes well and gets worked out soon. And that you and your family don't have to worry about electrical problems for a while!
Kristin: HP- Ron & Hermione <3kristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
I really is quite scary! I thank you for your positive thoughts and comment. *hug*
.lovedforaday on August 8th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
Hope the job gets done as quickly and safely as possible. Take care.
Kristin: David- Headshotkristypadalecki on August 9th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, I do too!
Maia the Owlsie: Chloe - there for youmiss_nightowl on August 9th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Whoa, that certainly was one hell of a week and no mistake! Let´s hope the next one will be better for you. :o)

Kristin: Stock- Flowerskristypadalecki on August 9th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
It definitely was! Thanks so much for the bear hug, that's just what I needed right now. ^^
Maia the Owlsie: Chloe - there for youmiss_nightowl on August 10th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better *hands out an Owlsie-hug too*
Kristin: David- Angelkristypadalecki on August 11th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! =)
sane_psycho02: Shexy b/w Hughsane_psycho02 on August 9th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'm so sorry about all that's going on with your house! But it's a very good thing they found out about that outlet when they did!

I hope this is all behind you very soon! At least when it is, you won't have to worry about the safety of your house anymore! :)
Kristin: Heath Ledger #3kristypadalecki on August 9th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
I appreciate your supportive words, I am truly glad that this problem was found before anything really bad happened!

I hope it will be behind my family and I very soon.
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Kristin: Stock- (Dogs) Colliekristypadalecki on August 10th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is so true! I'm still comes to terms with what could have happened.
Krissyghostpiano on August 13th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Eep! That sounds like quite the ordeal! But at least it's all getting fixed and out of the way now so you won't ever have to worry about it again. *hug*
Kristin: Pushing Daisies- Chuck #2kristypadalecki on August 13th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
It was! I'm so glad everything is getting fixed now. I definitely feel better knowing we'll be safer. *hugs back*
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Kristin: Lost- Charlie & Claire <3kristypadalecki on August 14th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm really glad too! ^^