Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Flood

Yes, our apartment really flooded 3 days after Jarom's seizure! We went to Target with Courtenay and we were gone for about an hour. Maybe an hour and a half. When we left it was sunny and hot. When we came out of Target it was raining. Hard! and thunder and lightening-ing. When we got home, we walked into our kitchen and saw tons of water. "Where the heck is all this water coming from?" We then go into the living room to find that everything had flooded! The front drain had clogged and so all the rain that had fallen, flooded in through our front door to the back door and through our kitchen! UGH! We couldn't get ahold of our landlord so we tried soaking everything up with towels. Waste of time! there was WAY too much water to even make a dent with towels! We called Joanna and Cody and Cameron and Virginia for help. Virginia saved the day with her Water Vac thingy, to bring up most of the water. The boys pulled up the carpet and the pad was SOAKED. there was nothing we could do from there except wait. Our landlord came over the next morning and got some people to start working on it. It has taken all weekend to dry it all up. The carpet will be fine they think but they need to replace the pad, maybe the drywall and possibly the wood floor in the kitchen. They have heater-fans going in there and it is completely unlivable! Everything is in shambles and out of place. It's a dirty mess and stressful to even look at! It has been SO HOT here and like 20 degrees hotter in our apartment. Luckily, we have been able to hang out up in Jenni and Michael's apartment! Its still really hot but at least it's a place to stay! Thank you SO much, guys! We don't know how much longer things will be like this or when we will be able to live in our apartment again but we are hoping it's soon! We are so tired and just want to go home! Life seems hard everyday but we are grateful for the little things in life. For family and friends who love and support and help us so much! For a healthy baby. For a place to stay while all of this is happening and to have each other through it all! Things could be worse. I just have to keep telling myself that!





6 comments:

Emily said...

Ah man, just what you need, right? So sorry. Good thing your neighbors are out of town and you can stay at their place!

Our basement apartment flooded once and it sucked. I swear the smell never went away and we got to live with our way old landlords in their attic where we had to walk bent over and have spaghetti pie for dinner for 2 weeks straight. Good times.

Some day you'll look back on it and laugh. But probably not anytime soon.

Jenni said...

ohhh my gossshhh the pictures are NUTSSS!!! I just cannot believe it! But you have a good attitude, that's all you can do, right?! Stay at our place as long as you wish! Mi casa is Su casa! :) I wish we were there. I miss you really bad!

Things are bound to look up soon, right?!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh my gosh Steph! Your life is crazy and stressful! When are the trials going to stop?!!!! I promise they will. Mike and I are feeling the good days now, yours will come too, just keep up the great attitude you have. love you.

Leanne Hill said...

Oh my gosh! I have never seen a flood that bad ever! CRAZY.

Shelby&BrandonOsmond said...

Stephanie! I had NO idea!! I am so sorry that is so stressful and awful! I need to bring you something- what can i bring. What do you need? I would love to help! At least your not the landlord and have to pay for that whole mess! Either way its just awful and I feel so bad! I saw you on sunday and you just looked tired and I should have asked you then and I'm sorry I didn't. Hope things get better...

Erica and Spencer said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so sorry! That is seriously crazy! Our back drain got backed up once and I was afraid that would happen...I can't believe it went all the way from the front to the back of you apartment!

Let us know if you need anything! We're just right next door.