Flooded house

My absence has been slightly longer than anticipated, owing to a bit of a domestic crisis.

When we got back from Italy on Monday night, we discovered that the water tank in our loft had overflowed, flooding much of the house (right down to the cellar) and causing the ceiling beneath the tank to collapse.

The ceiling underneath the water tank collapsed

Luckily, our neighbours heard the sound of running water and managed to get into the house and turn off the water and electricity at the mains – or the damage could have been even worse. 😦  So instead of going to college yesterday I spent the day trying to clean up the mess and dealing with insurance companies, loss adjusters, plumbers, locksmiths et al.

The biggest problem is getting everything dried out, especially large items like rugs, as the weather is too wet to put them outside. Some of my fleece got wet as well, though most of it was in plastic bags.

So there’s likely to be a slight hiatus before creative activities resume. Lord knows how long it will take to redecorate. 😦



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5 thoughts on “Flooded house”

  1. Thanks for the sympathy and offers of help. Most of the mess is cleaned up now – I think the real disruption is going to come when we have to have four rooms plus the hall redecorated, including my studio (aka the dining room).

    Calm? You can’t see how hard I am banging on the keyboard! 😉

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