I feel like I am moving, we packed up four rooms, a room at a time, pulling carpet padding then the carpet, and shop vac-ing the floor. Once the first room was dry enough we moved the heavy furniture out of the next room and the boxes in and repeated the process. Whew we are both feeling sore tonight. The washers, dryers, fans and de-humidifier has been running non-stop. Oh the electricity. We are all living on one level which translates to about 900 sq feet. It has been raining for two days so our poor children are stuck inside.
However, children being the blessed creatures that they are find ease and joy in this situation! Everett gets to -like it is an honor bestowed on him- sleep on our floor. He is so proud of this and the twins were ecstatic to be able to sleep on the living room floor. Their bedrooms are filled with the contents of my sewing area and the family room.
The coolest part of all this is the memory the kids will have. It won't be that the their bedroom floors were soaked, nor the that they had to scrap up the glued padding-they turned that into a game or sigh, the books and things we had to throw away -well they may remember some of that. But more importantly they will remember the fun of bringing toys into the living room and sleep there as well. Gotta love it!!!