I’ve been offline for the past month or so. My life had been pretty much consumed with preparing for my move into a new development so much that my head was in a tizzy… as a result I suffered from writer’s block. It happens to the best of us… what can I say?!? I’ve now got my head back in the game and am ready to jump back into the online world from the chaotic mess that is my new build.
When you think of purchasing a new home… one that is built from the ground up… you expect it not to be a problematic experience. Problems will arise, but nothing quite dramatic to the effect of if you were to purchase a resale home. You’d think so, right? Wrong.
These past few weeks have been trying. Needless to say, I’m mentally exhausted. Don’t get me wrong I’m so in love with my new home. I’ve never once lived in a home that actually felt like home… well, my new house felt like home from the moment I stepped foot in it. It definitely has potential of being my forever home. All the pleasantries aside… what put a whole damper on the experience is the waterfall that has consumed my kitchen. Waterfalls may be beautiful in the setting of an exotic rain forest… Not so beautiful when the waterfall is situated dead smack in the middle of your kitchen and also streaming through your walls into the basement.
I kid you, not… we have a massive leak.
The leak has been centralized to our master bathroom. It took 3 weeks for the damage to really be noticed. It wasn’t until my daughter took a bad spill in a puddle of water last week that we really took notice of the issue. Since then it’s a situation that’s progressively gotten worse. I’m living in construction chaos. While it may not seem like a big deal to others… this is a big deal to me. This is a brand new home. This shouldn’t have happened. It’s just so upsetting, albeit I’m sure one day down the road I’ll look back in laugh. Until then I’m living in the middle of a ton of he said, she said. None of the subsidiary companies want to take ownership for possibly making a mistake during construction. Really, I could careless whose fault it is… I just want the problem fixed so that I can return to living in a house with some sort of normalcy.
We attempted phase 1 of “Operation: Goodbye Leak” and it was an epic fail. So for now we wait it out to find out what Phase 2 will be. My guess is they’ll be ripping out our master shower.
Stuff happens. Hopefully it’ll all be sorted out sooner rather than later. Until then my life continues to be consumed by construction chaos. Literally.