Day 11 – Waiting Game

Yesterday the adjuster and the contractor were out here.

Today, we are waiting on an estimate for the repairs and to find out when things will start moving along. It will take two to four weeks for the trusses to get built.  Then we will need at least three consecutive dry days for them to install them, put in the new ceiling, and then put the plywood and shingles on.

We are also waiting on what we should have done with the remaining portion of the tree and how much they will pay for it.  The tree guys say it is still an active threat to the property.  There is some confusion as to how much is covered for its removal, and we’re not sure they quite understand how the tree split and fell.  Hopefully that all gets sorted soon.

In the mean time, the contractor company is also the emergency damage control company.  I don’t know what exactly it is called.  But they are the ones who came and tarped the roof once the tree was removed off the house.  Today they sent some one out to tend to the inside, by cleaning out twigs and additional insulation, bits of plywood and shingles, doing a cut out on the hanging bits of ceiling. Then covering the almost one full sheet of dry wall size hole in the ceiling with plastic.  It makes quite the noise when the breeze blows.

The fear now is we have wind coming in tomorrow.  One map looks like we could see anywhere from 21-35 MPH winds, no idea on the gusts.  But another map says its SE of us.  So we don’t know, but what we do know is that any wind no matter how slight we are going to be on edge. Especially until that other half of the tree is cut down. As sad as that makes me, it is a necessity.

All we can do now is wait.  Wait for the numbers to be crunched.  Wait for decisions to be made.  Wait for repairs to begin.  And then wait for them to be completed.  And for all of us, that can’t happen soon enough.

Waiting (in this case) SUCKS!


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