June 23, 2008

*Change of Luck?

When I got to the Housing office, they gave us cleaning supplies before they gave us our keys. When I got to my parking lot, there weren't many cars, but there was lots of discarded furniture. There was damaged furniture all over the place in the grass in front of my building, and sandbags and plastic strewn about. The few people who were here in my building on the first floor had their doors opened to air things out while they cleaned.

I opened my door, and...nothing. I didn't get any water at all. The place smells a little, and it's buggy, but other than that...nothing wrong. I had left some things in the fridge that wouldn't spoil, like snack packs of applesauce and pop, but the Housing office came in after we evacuated and threw everything away anyway. The only things they didn't throw away from the fridges were prescription medicines and apparently water containers. So the pitcher of water I kept in there was placed on the counter. Everything else was thrown out.

The building is concrete--concrete blocks make up the walls between units, so there is no drywall except within your own apartment. Doors to the apartments are outside, like a motel, and each individual door was sandbagged. So the couple next door got a little water damage, the family a few doors down on the other side had all their furniture out on the lawn, and I got nothing.

I totally lucked out for a change.

Posted by Jennifer at June 23, 2008 02:33 PM | TrackBack


So is this a bleg for a carton of Febreeze?

Posted by: Rev. Mike at June 23, 2008 02:40 PM

Wow, that's excellent news.

Posted by: nic at June 23, 2008 04:03 PM

That's great news. I'm reasonably sure I heard your sigh of relief.

Posted by: Victor at June 23, 2008 06:27 PM

It's good to know those live sacrifices weren't in vain.

...this time.

Posted by: Jim at June 24, 2008 07:33 AM

Congrats, Jen. Maybe inviting the Princes of Serendip over for dinner was a smart move.

Posted by: physics geek at June 24, 2008 07:46 AM


Posted by: shank at June 24, 2008 08:14 AM

Oh, that's wonderful news!

Posted by: sarahk at June 24, 2008 07:42 PM

And there was much rejoicing, yay!

Posted by: Pete at June 24, 2008 08:31 PM

Double yay!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 24, 2008 10:32 PM