The crack in the floor — not in the family, that is.

Well, our washer overflowed a couple of weeks ago.  I was persuaded to stay at home the morning that we found out to wait for the ServPro people come to tear up our wood floor hallway.  Did I mention that, anytime Kim says, “I think something’s wrong with …” there is surely trouble afoot!  Anyhow, while tearing up the 12′ x 3′ section with a 3′ x 3′ inset to the half bath, a lady worker said, “Oh, you have a crack in your floor.  It looks pretty bad.”  Ouch. 

It turned out that we had at least a 10′ – 12′ crack slightly wider than a quarter (vertically, that is; thanks to JC for that clarification!) along what is the narrowest part of our slab.  The house is shaped like a “U”, with the garage on the right side in the front of the house (bottom right of the “U”).  Anyway, this leaves only about 12′ – 15′ of slab connecting the the bedroom / laundry/ half bath from the rest of the house.  We had a structural engineer referred to us by the insurance company, but he’s not visited us yet.  On the bright side, the insurance will replace ALL of our wood floor, since the hallway does not have a closing door separating it from the dining room. 

Anyway, it was a little discouraging to find this out.  But, thanks to Kim’s (and my feeble) prayers, we have handled things fine so far.  Oh, and we found out that, Lord willing, there will be a 5th Johnson!  Or, as Kim said, “Maybe a #5 and #6!!!”  Wow.  That surely would be wild.  Hello Suburban, in that case.

Anyhow, it’s just a crack in the floor.  There are worse things:  Our family could be cracked, or our children could be cracked, or any of us could be on crack!  But none of that is true.  We are blessed with a great (but cracked) house.  We have no plans to move, and we’ll do anything we can to fix the problem if it is fixable. 

Praise the Lord that we can cast our cares on Him!

Published in: on March 4, 2008 at 5:02 am  Leave a Comment  

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