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Where have I been?

Hello Everyone!  

Long time no post!!  I have not posted anything for a while because on April 9th my apartment was flooded!  My crazy neighbors above me decided to throw a party (on Easter Sunday?!), and take a drunk bath.  They clogged the drains of the tub, and let it overflow for about FOUR hours.

At 5 AM Monday, my fire detectors started to go off.  They were pulled out of the ceiling, and water started pouring out of them!  Over the next two hours, water started to pour out of every ceiling fixture and ran down many of the walls.  (My apartment building was built in 2003!)  The water even ran down the inside of the wals, and out from under my trim.  By the time the bathroom and kitchen were completely mopped, they were flooded with water again.

The water even flooded the neighbors below me! My landlord says it was about $40,000 worth of damage.  So  up until now I was living with some friends and so far from my crafting supplies!  lol

I have moved back in, but they aren't even done yet.  They still have to finish patching the ceiling.  I cleaned up most of the mess left over from the construction workers, it took almost two and half hours to dust and clean everything!  (There were black greasy finger prints everywhere!)

I took photos of the entire process.

Water everywhere!  And it was bright yellow because it ran through the insulation before it got into my apartment. They are guessing 150-200 gallons of water poured into all three apartments.


They ripped up my floor, counters, and parts of my ceiling. They had these huge fans running for days trying to dry everything out.  Then they had some super heaters running, and I had to take all my candles out of the apartment because otherwise they would melt.  Some of my beauty and bath products have been ruined though that I didn't remove.



They tried to patch up the ceiling, and put plastic on all of my belongings.  They still have to texturize it so that it blends in.

New bathroom floor. Luckily my homemade owl and tree shower curtain is still doing alright!

New kitchen floor.

Almost completely normalized. Luckily I am moving into a duplex in about a month, so I can avoid any mold and mildew that might spring up.