I’ve Been Distracted

Dear readers … forgive the less than stellar blogging performance from January to now. We – my husband and I – have been coping with a major water leak at the house. Apparently, while we were away over Christmas, 250 gallons of water an hour spread through our house for 18 days. The consequences have been enormous, required hours and hours of work and meant that we’ve been living like nomads for many, many weeks.

Kitchen – post remediation for water and mold damage

Four rooms in our house, including the kitchen, were seriously damaged not just by water but also because of the mold that grew from prolonged exposure to water and warmth. Someone was supposed to check the house while we were away, but they did not do so. To make matters worse, the insurance company has been less than helpful.

Bedroom – drywall and flooring removed

We spent weeks finding the right remediation company to get rid of the water and mold damage. That was followed by many more weeks to find a contractor who will rebuild the four rooms involved and many hours to find new appliances for the kitchen and so on.

So, here’s my suggestion: TURN THE WATER OFF when you go away!!

Hopefully, we’ve learned an important lesson. With some luck, regularly blogging will soon reappear.

FOR MORE ON READING & WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION – AND OCCASIONAL LIFE STORIES –  FOLLOW A WRITER OF HISTORY. Use the SUBSCRIBE function on the right hand side of the page.

M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com

Share this post

About the Author

Picture of Meet M.K.Tod

Meet M.K.Tod

The historical fiction author behind A Writer of History...

All Categories

Subscribe to the Blog

Receive the latest posts on writing and reading historical fiction via email.

Join 2,208 other subscribers

5 Responses

  1. Oh Mary, devastating! Water does so much damage so quickly. We always turn our water off when we are away in the winter, but in the summer…we need it on for our sprinklers. So sorry you are having to deal with this.

    1. Hi Jennifer … many thanks for your note! And thanks for following my blog. I hope all is well with you and yours. BTW, I should have a new novel out in the next few months. This one is a contemporary thriller 🙂 Stay tuned!!

Leave a Reply