Well, my new crisis is that the entire ground floor of the house flooded in a torrential rainfall, all the way into my bedroom up to the fireplace. I called a home disaster reclamation company (it was 11 pm on a Sunday) and they came out the next morning with all the equipment to vacuum up the water, then tear the carpet and pad out. We moved everything salvageable upstairs (where it looks like an episode of Hoarders) and the company set out a dozen or so dehumidifiers and blowers to dry the floor. Now the reclamation has ground to a halt while we wait for carpeting to be installed. This isn't the first time we have had this happen, but it has been 15 years or so. Back then we did all the vacuuming with a shop-vac which was like draining the ocean with a teacup. I estimate this current disaster to be around 500 gallons, based on how much water there is in the 50 gallon water trough.
And of course homeowner insurance does not cover surface water damage.
The cost of all of this is frightful.
I am really really tired. And I can't find anything amid all the tumbled belongings. Like clean sheets. And underwear. And everything in the laundry basket that was clean and isn't now. Teach me to fold clothes and put them away promptly....
Quote for the day: "If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining."