Four years of improper construction makes a nice case for rotting wood and leaks! UGH! Finally, after getting the run around from the builder and insurance company (neither of which I will name here --- although I should) we decided to cough up the cash and take care of this nasty problem once and for all.
For me the 'silver lining' to this huge bill and weeks of construction is it will finally be fixed correctly and I can decorate the music room. For the kids, the upside is they couldn't participate in their piano recital because the piano had to be sealed off for several weeks, hence, no practice or lessons.
Always something good!