I say studio in the headline, but it's really my home. I want to start by saying how thankful I am and indebted I am to the gaming community for your support through this. The outpouring of help and encouragement has been unbelievable. For everyone who donated, thank you! I read all your comments if you included one and I will do what you said to do with the money (to include making sure the dog gets something).
All of your emails offering prayers, thoughts, and best wishes are much appreciated and help us keep going. This past week has been non-stop work to get things cleaned up as fast as possible to minimize the damage. Unfortunately, only so much can be done. It's been a steady stream of contractors coming through taking pictures and measuring rooms and such.
This is the 45 ton crane they used to lift the tree out
My Wife says I need to keep everyone informed of our progress, so I've included a few more pics of how the house looks now. Actually there's a third tarp over the house covering even more of it since there are so many holes in the roof. My biggest fear now is any thunderstorm with enough wind to break the tarp off as I have no way of getting it back on if that happens.
The storage pod holding all the upstairs stuff
The little bit of stuff I kept inside out of the heat
My Wife tells me I can get a new desk when the time comes. There are other things like a washer and dryer that were directly below the leaks that we need to make sure get replaced first. But just the idea of a new desk has me all excited.
I promise to continue posting hobby content in the coming days, I have a couple of posts saved up and I can use my online time to explore the parts of the hobby I've always been meaning to post about but never got around to since I was busy modeling and painting.
UPDATE: July 25
The tree is gone and the house is back under roof. The new roof looks gorgeous and the guys that put it on did an amazing job. No more rain damage! Work inside continues as I try to line up all the contractors back to back to get things done. I'm doing sa couple of the smaller tasks just to keep things moving so we can get back to a "normal" lifestyle. It won't save us any money, but it will get things done much quicker.