Nothing new but I forgot there was!!

Well there is nothing new in the sinkhole fix up. The adjustor for the insurance company was out 2 weeks ago, said it would be at least 3 weeks before we would see his estimate.

I had a sinkhole renovation company come out they gave me their estimate. They don't seem very reliable, told me a few fibs about things that could get fixed so I think I will join Angies list and see what I can find there.

This whole process is right now at about 2.5 years, much too long and drawn out. Once we get an estimate who knows how long it will take for them to do repairs.

I just finished a huge embroidery order and am now trying to get motivated to do some holiday stitching for the family. It isn't happening. :(

OOOHHHHH yeah, I forgot to tell you that my precious Nicole, her boyfriend Matt and their cat Knobby moved to New Hampshire because Nicole was offered a great job at Dartmouth College. Isn't my Nicoley beautiful?? The beard on Matt was a dare she said he couldnt keep a beard for a month. I am gonna miss these 2 soooooooo much.  Time to start saving for a trip up north.

Well the sinkhole stuff is finally done a couple weeks ago. Now for the cosmetics. There are holes not filled in on the driveway, patio and front door pad. Hydraulic fluid on 2 sides of the house.

I had a restoration company come out here for an estimate that will be in by the end of the week. Still have to wait for the insurance adjustor to come out and give his ideas on it. Its going to be a long road because the insurance company will want to do a quick fix and the restoration company wants to do it right. So it will probably end up going to mediation.

Well I was trying to post once a week on this sinkhole stuff, but anyone who is a spoonie gets it. If you aren't a spoonie you can look up spoon theory or wait for me to post it here maybe next week?? maybe not depends on how many spoons I have left that day.

BTW tomorrow I am having a bronchoscopy done and right after that picc line inserted. Sinkholes and hospitals, this girl knows how to have fun doesn't she??

So back to sinkhole from 2 weeks ago. It was pretty uneventful in the end besides one of their machines blowing up and spewing hydraulic fluid all over the side of the house and grass.

Ok not a great pic, its a bigger area than it looks like but I didnt feel like stepping on morning wet grass in bare feet. Some of the cracks are worse. Some are new.

That was the end of the cement grouting. They filled what was the deepest 100 feet up to 15 feet under the house.

A couple days later that little outhouse was gone. I was told it would be 2 weeks to a month before the chemical grouting began.

Yesterday the chemical grouting began. They usually use some sort of stuff that gets shot into the ground and is like that great stuff you get in a can to fill in small gaps in the wall where air is coming in like around light switches. They decided that wasnt good enough this time and are using some 2 part liquid that will fill in around the sand and make it like cement. The supervisor is supposed to get me the name of it, if he does I will let ya know. Anyhow they work from 15 feet down and work their way up to the foundation one foot at a time.

The nasty looking stuff in the bucket is the stuff they are pumping into the ground. The tubing this time is less than an inch. so you really dont see any thing like you did with the cement. The holes they made for the cement are 4.5 inches. Today they will be working in the garage, lets see what happens in there.

Sinkhole day 2

Well the garden is more trashed than I imagined it would be... :( They said where they were going with the drilling machine but they ended up taking out(squashing) the whole back row of black eyed susans.

Rob was home and he took out most of what I wanted saved. Wish they told me about those black eyed susans
Drilling point by the front door
Master bedroom side
and the front.
Day 1 before drilling
Day 2 after drilling. I think it looks a bit worse. but then so does every other crack that was there and there are lots more new ones.
I think its kind of neat how they went thru the cement and pulled out a solid piece of the cement

Day 3 starts pouring cement into those drilling points lets see what happens in the way of damage from that....

Its sinkhole week.

It really has been a long depressing year for me. I haven't really posted because I have nothing to post about. I stopped doing embroidery, started working, raised a puppy on my own.

And now... Its well over a year and a half that I filed a claim with the insurance company for a sinkhole under the house. Tell tale signs were cracking straight thru the bricks of the house, garage floor cracking and getting wider... Pictures from a year and a half ago are on my flickr, maybe later I will post some here for comparison. This is what todays are like. Just a couple from each side of the house and in the garage. First is my little garden. Lets see what they can do to mess this up. I was warned that all plantings may have to come out.

This first one starts above the hose reel and goes down to the ground.
Under the man cave window
This was one of the first of the bigger cracks on the garage side of the house.
Inside the garage.
here you can see it goes to the ceiling
Bedroom window. The sewing cave window is worse but that pic is on another camera.
Outside the sewing cave.

There are so many more cracks. From 2 days ago really too many to show. The work started yesterday and there is much more cracking and my little garden is trashed. Today the drilling is finished and in a couple days they start pouring cement under the house.

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