|This is the hallway..looks like the Titanic.|
When your phone rings at 5 am, it's never good news. As my daughter was sleeping last night, a 4" water pipe burst 5 floors above her in an empty unit under construction. While she dreamed it was raining outside, she awoke to ankle deep water. Her brand new apartment that she has only lived in for 3 weeks was completely flooded. She tried to escape through the stairwell, only to discover a cascading waterfall. That's when she called me. I suggested she grab a coat, boots, cell phone and keys and head to the other stairwell and call the fire department.
|4" of water disappeared into the units below.|
Tomorrow the Fire/Water loss people pack her entire place and put it in storage while she is camping out at the hotel across the street. She has exams for the next 2 weeks and a job interview tomorrow. Soldier on Sweet Pea!.
And what do you think she saved of all her belongings?
Her entire shoe collection was safely stowed in the bathtub.!
I know I was promising to show you her Petite Maison on the blog, but I'm now delayed on that front.
|Several hours later, the water is almost gone. The baseboards and kitchen cupboards have started to swell and burst.|
|All base boards in hallway off and tossed|
|This is the residual water under her flooring. Her sofa may be Ok, fireplace wet and likely won't make it.|