I live in an apartment that I, quite honestly was planning on moving out of at the end of the summer but I think that might be coming a bit earlier than expected.
So today the water was shut off in the building for repairs. Now, this happens regularly and most of the time there is running water when they claim there isn’t and so I didn’t think much of the notice that was given about it. Well I slept in this morning because I was working the afternoon/evening shift, and when I got up I went into the kitchen and started to clean up a bit. There was a pot that had been soaking and I dumped out the dirty water and went to wash it. Hmm, no water, oh well. I can’t clean up the sink because well, no water, I go about my business, I get ready for work, and leave.
Now apparently I didn’t close the faucet fully, well I couldn’t really tell because, you guessed it no water*. And the stuff left in the sink clogged the stopper of the drain and so when the water came back on there was a little flood apparently. And when I say little I mean that I live on the fifth floor and the restaurant on the ground floor was flooding as well.
Now I have insurance so I am covered for any personal damage, but the building is run by a large company that, from what I hear, has kicked people out for less.
Again, that wouldn’t normally be a huge issue because they were jacking us around and we were planning on finding a new place anyway, but I am leaving for five months in just under two weeks and I can’t leave my boyfriend to move the entire apartment by himself, oh and find a new place in the meantime too.
So that is my little freak-out, I admit that I made a mistake, but it sucks anyway.
*the faucets are tight and you really need to reef on them to close fully