Monday, January 11, 2010

Houston....we have a problem

Well it's been a whirlwind 24 hours to say the least.
Last night, about 10:30 I was laying in bed watching tv
I started hearing what I thought was water....in the ceiling.
Nah...probably just the dishwasher or someone in the floors above us flushed the toilet.


(The perks of living on the 1st floor)


No....I most definitely hear trickling water in the ceiling.
(Gee I sure hope we don't get flooded like last years disaster)
And then it happened.
Oh dear. There's water dripping from the smoke alarm.....


"HUN!!!!! I think the unit upstairs has flooded again!!!"


Yep. Sure enough. 13 months later...the same vacant unit, has the same pipe burst.
Within about 30 minutes we have water pouring out of our vents, lights, smoke alarms and sprinklers. Joy.

The unit upstairs is a swimming pool and we're acting as it's drain.

Luckily we were able to get everything valuable out of harms way
and emergency flood people arrived within an hour.
We were able to sleep in the building's guest room while they worked on sucking our place dry until about 5:00AM.

The biggest damage is the hardwood floors in the living room.
Which means we will get to live through floor demolition for the 3rd time in less than a year.
*Sigh*
At least none of our personal things were ruined.
Now let's just pray we don't get mold....again!

23 comments:

Brittany said...

OMG! That is terrible! It's horrible that it happened once, but twice?! That is a little ridiculous! Did they not fix it the correct way? I am very happy to hear nothing personal was ruined and you and your hubs are okay, but still. That totally sucks!

Hi, Lane said...

Oh no! You don't have to pay for all that every time it happens, do you!?!?

Brown Girl said...

OH shit that sucks, I'm sorry! Glad nothing of value got ruined.

Allison said...

That totally and utterly sucks! I'm so glad nothing valuable got ruined. Perhaps it's time to twist some ears for what will happen if they don't get that pipe fixed correctly this time around...

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's sounds awful! I think I would start looking for another place to live after this 3rd incident.

Annie said...

oh no!! that is horrible!! sorry you have to deal with that!! i'm glad nothing was ruined hun!

Kim said...

OMG! that is terrible - hopefully there won't be too much damage and they will get it fixed soon!!

Brittany Ann said...

Oh no! I really hope it's as painless and easy as possible! Here's to no mold!

Jax said...

Ohmy! I'm so sorry! I'm glad nothing valuable was ruined, but what a pain in the arse.. gosh.. Crossing fingers, toes, etc for no mold.

brooke said...

WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?! that is insane!!! what a hassle! i am sorry you have to live through all over and over again! hopefully this time they'll take the time to replace the bursting pipe RIGHT!!! glad to hear nothing of importance was ruined!!

KLaw said...

What a mess! I'm so sorry :( That really stinks! Thank God they're taking care of it!

Gwen said...

Oh no!!! That's just awful that it happened and even worse that you are having to go through it all over again. Hopefully it doesn't take too long this time since there is a little peanut on the way and I pray for no mold. Good luck hun!!! XOXO

Sadako said...

Uh oh...that's awful!

Patience said...

I am so sorry this has happened. Thankfully you were home and were able to get all of your valuable things out of harms way.

Patience said...

Thanks for the suggestions of renting the tuxes on the cruise. We would take advantage of this, but L wants a tan suit and they only carry black tuxes.

Lucky in Love said...

What an awful thing to go through!! And so many times! Ick!

Jamie Pickle said...

What a nightmare. Glad nothing too important got ruined.

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh! That is horrible! Sorry friend!

Kristin said...

OMG??? Do you rent? If you do....renter's insurance! I lost all my stuff the first apartment I had after college do to a burst pipe!

ihatemichigan said...

AGAIN!!! I bet you're parents were thrilled with that news. At least someone was there this time to minimize the damage. LAME!

Elizabeth Marie said...

OMG that is ridiculous. I am so sorry you have to deal with that, glad you got everything out!! jeeez!

Jules said...

What a disaster! I’m so sorry that happened to you guys. Thank goodness you were able to save all the important stuff.

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Oh no! Im sorry that happened!