We are completely out of sorts.
The dishwasher leak brought unwelcome and absolute chaos into every aspect of our lives.
One way I know I am a tangled up mess inside is that I have no words to adequately describe all this.
How do I convey the sense of violation — complete strangers literally and figuratively going through your private places to pack things up.
The fury — that a simple something done by someone else caused all this damage and all this everything.
The sense of dislocation and disorientation — I feel like I landed in a whole new world, complete with a new language. Replacement value and Depreciation and Subjugation and blah blah blah. Submit these and get up to this much and blah blah blah.
Did I really want to spend my summer — the end of my Sabbatical — navigating how to put back a kitchen on the amount allowed by insurance? Negotiating with them so that I can have matching cabinets and matching walls?!
“We just had a representative from Linley's Cabinets come out -- they installed the original cabinets.
I wanted to know from him if the lower cabinets were really damaged beyond help -- they are.
I also wanted to know how we could save the upper cabinets and still have a kitchen that matched. Unfortunately, this will not be possible. The original cabinets are custom-made oak.
Bottom line -- trying to save and match the upper cabinets would be more costly than just replacing all of the cabinets.
What can that information do to our cabinet replacement budget?”