Our ‘cracked tiles’ turned out to be a collapsing chimney, which is extra awesome because it makes the job twice as expensive and it gives our home insurance and our home warranty a reason to weasel out of paying. At least the roofers’ repairs survived this weekend’s biblical rainstorm. Now we can finally think about whether to fix the caved-in guest bedroom ceiling, or (my preference at the moment) just brick over the room and tell guests that it’s haunted. Our water authority has a line insurance plan that will cover major subsidence problems caused by a broken sewer line out front (awesome!), except for replacing our broken concrete stairs, which are expensive and apparently not covered (less awesome).
One the plus side, if our sprouting herb garden continues to grow at its present rate then in two or three years it will cover the surface of the Earth. Bwahaha.