Earlier this year, the pipes in both apartments above me exploded and the flooding waters all fell into my kitchen. I was lucky enough to be off that day so it was caught early and the damage was minimized.
Last Wednesday, not so much. It happened again while I was at work, and this time was left to wreck havoc for several hours due to the fact that no one lives in the upstairs apartments now. So basically, my apartment and a good chunk of my belongings are totaled, especially my computer monitor mouse, keyboard (I'm using my laptop for this) and desk that housed it. Thankfully the ACTUAL computer was sparred, but without a keyboard, I can't really do much with it. I also lost a good lot of magazines, my hair clippers, and other nick-knacks. And that's only assuming everything that's not on the floor (my couch, tables, etc.) isn't damaged underneath due to water creeping under it.
The damage to my apartment is so much greater this time that I'm going to have to be relocated to another one. However, since this just so happened to happen to me close to Thanksgiving, they're not going to move me until the beginning of December. So my hopes for the first Thanksgiving I've had off in years are pretty much screwed. Go me.
Thankfully, my job has some sort of program for cases like mine of an employee in need, which I might qualify for. Emphasis on MIGHT, so I'm not getting my hopes up. I tried talking to my housing authority and they said that all they can do, since this was a freak occurrence and not neglect of any kind, is move me to a new place. In regards to my belongings that got damaged, "That's why you have Renters Insurance". I tried talking to State Farm about it and they said that I'm going to have to pay a $500 deductible while they cover the rest. And that's not even taking into consideration how much it's gonna cost to get a U-haul truck, moving supplies, and finding someone to help me move as I don't know anyone in the area.
All costing money I barely have.
I'm going to be somewhat MIA for the next two weeks until I get things settled.
, I dunno if I'm gonna be able to finish my collab entry in the middle of all this, but I'll try. Lameplay Theater is on hiatus while I figure things out, but may be kaput if I end up moved next to neighbors who aren't going to put up with my shit (I mean, look what living near nobody has gotten me).
But yeah, this is to let you guys know.