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Well, that's a shitty way to wake up...

Last night, as we were falling asleep, we heard water running somewhere. It didn't sound like much; at first, I thought that our landlord upstaris was taking a very long leak. We figured it was no big deal, and went to sleep.

This morning, at 6am, Zil got up to go pee. On her way to the bathroom, she yelled "FUCK!"

Half of our bedroom was flooded, the carpet soaked. The closet, which has a floor a centimetre or two lower than the rest of the room, was in a puddle. It turns out that one of the hoses in the laundry room, which is right outside our bedroom, had slipped off, and the washing machine spent the entire night trying to fill itself, while it was instead filling the laundry rom and our bedroom.

The trickling noise was the water going throught the drains under our floor.

I've speant the morning in a half-shicked, half-panicked state. ZIl has been all panic. I was woken from a completely dead sleep, and my brain still hasn't admitted that I'm awake.

We got our landlord, who knew right away that the laundry room was the culprit. He went and got a wetvac to clean the mess, while we tore apart our bedroom to clear all of our furniature and shit away from the wet parts of the room. Fortunately, due to a touch of mildew in the closet, very little of our clothing was touching the floor. The biggest casualty was a half box of books that I've been meaning to sell to a used book store. The world will just half ot live with a few less 30 year old star trek novels.

I haven't yet figured out how I'm goign to get to my dress shirts for work; they're at the bottom of the pile of stuff from the closet. I am energy drained enough that I made a pot of tea this morning; I'm getting to the beyond tired point, and I'll have to putup with the chest pains tomorrow if I want to make it through today. I'd consider calling in sick to work, but I don't want ot be in the appartment for a while.


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Apr. 2nd, 2003 05:47 am (UTC)
Poor Curgoth and zil. I'm crying for ya now cause I've seen how much stuff you guys have on your floor.

Did the new computer get wet? Or did the wetness just stick to the bedroom?
Apr. 2nd, 2003 10:29 am (UTC)
Nope, just the bedroom; the wood flooring in the living room, plus the desk, mean the computer should be pretty safe, unless the entire place ends up under several feet of water, which would only happen if there was a flood and the drain got blocked.

But yes, the appartment is a disaster now, even more than usual.
Apr. 2nd, 2003 09:23 am (UTC)
I know it's a bit late now, but ...

You could have called into work sick, and then left the house. Hell, you could have probably said "my apartment flooded during the night, and I'm going to have to take a sick day to take care of it," then gone out.

In any case ... I may not have known the Star Trek books well, but am more than willing to attend the wake.
Apr. 2nd, 2003 09:37 am (UTC)
I second that -- on both counts.
Apr. 2nd, 2003 10:31 am (UTC)
I was actually considering delcaring this a stress-relief party weekend.

Unfortunately, the appartment is is disaster, and most of our time this weekend is going to get spent putting it back together. So we're not going to be in much shape to either host a wake or commute to Hamilton for one.
Apr. 2nd, 2003 06:36 pm (UTC)
If you'd like, I'm sure most of us wouldn't mind coming by to help you guys out with the cleaning and putting things back. Then afterwards, we can have a stress-relief party!! What do you think?? Although, right now I'm not sure I'll be hanging around much (see post).
Apr. 3rd, 2003 07:24 pm (UTC)
There isn't really any damage, and most of the putting things back is going to involve throwing stuff out, not stuff that's been damaged, just extra stuff we have sitting around.

But thanks for the suggestion, and the offer.
Apr. 3rd, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
I second that!

All in favour of attacking The Den of the MonkeyLizard with hairdriers!
Apr. 3rd, 2003 07:22 pm (UTC)
It's actually just about dry now.

And what needs to get done, cleaning-wise, is stuff that we need to do ourselves, unfortunately - it's mostly going to involve getting rid of stuff.
Apr. 3rd, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC)

But... attack... with hairdriers....

Now I'm just going to have to go back to raiding coastal villages for their IKEA furniture,
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