Progress: drying out + rebuilding

We're making amazing progress on recovering from the flood. Damage to my Bernina 1090 was worse than I thought, but less than it could have been.  Two motors and a full overhaul later, I've been told by the repair guy that it's performing very well. I'm hoping to see that for myself this weekend. The insurance company has been great about getting us through the cleanup and inspection process and providing funds to start the repair. Just as amazing was the fact that our general contractor was able to fit us into his schedule earlier than he anticipated. So, we're very far along with the rebuilding.

The basement got a little worse before it got better. After the old tile floor was exposed and thoroughly dried we began noticing a few loose tiles. By "a few" I mean just about all of them. That meant removing all of the tiles and disinfecting the cement floor underneath.

tiles removed
tiles removed

Yesterday we came home to the scene below. The new vinyl blank flooring is installed and the painting looks like it's just about done. With luck we'll be completely finished by Friday afternoon and ready to begin moving back in over the weekend. It's been a complete whirlwind--the flood was 2 weeks ago yesterday--but that's way better than the long-and-slow process that it could have been.

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