...our house flooded.
While we were out of town a pipe burst in the common wall of the unit next to us. Our landlord called us on Saturday night to let us know. We told her where the spare key was so she could check our side, since we wouldn't be back until Sunday night. Sure enough, there was water. On Sunday Josh's parents and our landlord and her husband spent most of the day packing up our stuff and moving it either into the garage or into parts of the house unaffected by the leakage.
Sunday night we got back into town and went straight to Josh's parents' house. Once we got Kate to bed we headed over to our house to assess the damage and get things we would need for the next couple days. There were big carpet fans under the carpet drying it out. Our furniture was all displaced - a couch in the garage, the TV in the kitchen.
We are very fortunate that our stuff wasn't ruined and the damage was not extensive. This afternoon they will be finishing getting the carpet back down and then will clean it (extensively I hope!). We can move back in tomorrow morning and our landlord said she would get people to help us move our furniture. Then the process of putting things back in order will begin. I guess this is our opportunity to rearrange and reorganize.
We are thankful we had Josh's parents to call to help take care of things while we were gone. We are thankful we can stay with them. And we are thankful Sammy can stay with us and play with their dog. As frustrating as the situation is, it could be so much worse. It will be good to get back into our house. And it will be a lot of work to get settled again.
I guess I better get thinking about how I want to arrange the living room this time. =)