Remember the flood? I think of it every time when I sit down to watch tv on an old 19" tv with no HDTV, and I am either on the floor or sitting in a lawn chair. (On the bright side my lawn chairs are comfortable!)
My kitchen as they started sucking up the water and I could get in there. Apparently my house is lopsided and the water ran into the kitchen. It couldn't possible run into the bathroom located on the other side of the house where the hot water heater was located and a drain!
Imagine all the little paint pockets you see below, filled up with water and squirting all over your stuff. There were hundreds of them, which just made the whole thing worse, because with the squirting streams of water, it was able to destroy even more. Plus, this is one section.....the whole living room was covered and the water was about 4" deep. A mess I tell you! The water was gushing out the front and back doors, leading to a sheet of ice at both places.
I have to give housing kudos for putting us up at The Hampton Inn (whose beds and pillows I love), and for getting our house done in just under two weeks. While I loved the Hampton, even with two adjoining rooms, it was tight quarters for the 4 of us. Every day after carting children around, I would go check on progress and document it....just in case.I was contacted by the someone related to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, to check out their new FREE iPhone app related to creating a home inventory. Something I SHOULD have done before I ever had a flood occur. Unfortunately mother nature doesn't follow my time schedule.
I did have to download this on to Gunner's phone since my software wasn't upgraded, and I just have the 3G. It's super easy to use, take pictures, and you can even email it to yourself and have it backed up on your computer. During the claim process, they wanted before pictures of the furniture and electronics, which I didn't have unless they were in use. They got a picture of Junior jamming on the wii guitar, a random picture Abs took of the tv, and a picture of me sleeping on the couch. I was not thrilled about sending any of them!
The NAIC also has instructions on how to create a home inventory.
To help you create a home inventory, the NAIC is offering a FREE Kodak Easyshare digital camera (retail value $49) for one lucky reader! (It takes amazing pictures as you can see below!) All you need to do is leave a comment telling me what is the most loved item in your home is, that you would capture first on your home inventory!
I will draw a random winner on Monday April 25th!
Sammy the dog after he was rescued, kept by a friend for a while, and finally groomed.
Disclaimer--I was provided a digital camera to use for my review, but all opinions are my own, with no outside influence from the three little kids that live here.