Just got a phone call from daughter. Her apartment is OK! Thank Goodness!
apartments between the elevator and her apartment all have water pumps
or shop vacs, vacuuming up the water, but her apartment is dry! She thinks hers might be the first apartment to not have any water damage!
had been in and had put a towel from her bathroom on the floor just inside the front door
(but the towel was dry) and had moved her trash can. So, maybe a little water
might have come in from the hallway under the door, but looks like they
have wiped it up. Or, perhaps the towel was a precautionary measure. But the walls and her
things were dry, the floor was dry (she checked the closet, under her
bed, etc.), her bed was dry, and there were no signs of any water damage anywhere.
This is such a blessing! We are so grateful. It means she has a place to stay and sleep tonight! We had wondered if she'd have to check into a motel for the night, if her apartment was water or smoke damaged. It means she doesn't have to replace any of her belongings. We have renters' insurance, but still, putting in a claim and replacing things would have been a hassle, especially on top of everything else that we are going through.
She's off again, to go to work (1 hr. late, because
she wanted to check on her apartment first, but she cleared it with her
supervisor, who told her to take the whole afternoon off, if needed); later, when she comes back, she can run her dehumidifier,
just to be on the safe side and I told her to watch out for mold in the
bathroom and be proactive.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight back
- Her apartment has no visible water damage
- All her things seem to be OK
- A friend was there to give her a ride to the airport
- Her supervisor being so understanding and accommodating
Daughter received an email from
management stating there was some water damage to the wall in her
hallway and maybe ceiling, and they have installed a big dehumidifier.
They will come and inspect and do any repairs as needed (replace dry
wall if needed, etc.), but her stuff didn't get damaged, so it's all well and good. She'll be coming back home tomorrow and will go up next Wednesday, so, if they choose to do repairs over the weekend, she won't be there to be bothered by the dust, etc. (she has asthma).