Here is a montage of some photos taken over the past weekend.
And I know someone, somewhere out there has been praying along with us for Bear's safe return, because we got the call from Atlanta today. Bear has been located, and is about to be shipped home via Fed Ex. Only a couple more bedtimes before Bilal and Bear are re-united. Yay!
This morning we heard a hissing sound coming from the wall where our water and sewer pipes come down from the upper story. We suspected a leak, so Zakir conjured up the courage to take a flashlight and get under the house into the crawl space, where he encountered a lot of water. This is the wall that was partially rebuilt when we built the expansion, so we called the same company. First the plumber came out, then he brought the carpenter a few hours later. It turns out that whoever nailed the baseboards onto the wall, hit a nail into one of the copper pipes. After a few months it eroded and started leaking. So now the pipe has been patched, but we can't say the same about the wall. We are waiting for the area to dry up, so it can be patched and repainted. Thankfully it it something that happened during the remodeling, so the construction company is taking care of it, otherwise we could have been looking at very costly repairs!