chilling on sunday

ImagesSundays are generally reserved for relaxation, reflection of the past week while preparing for the week ahead, filling up the refrigerator and watching football. 

This particular week has been one of particular stress.  We came back from Thanksgiving to a flood in our apartment.  A nightmare is an understatement.  We basically have to gut our entire floor where the kitchen, family room, dining room and living room reside.  We must move out for three months or so and the work needs to start asap.  You don't want wet floor boards hanging out as mold slowly starts creeping in. I figured out the living situation by Friday afternoon. 

The realization starting to creep in around mid-week.  I function really well when I have at least ten balls juggling in the air but this particular ball was not expected and I think I over-stretched my bandwidth by Friday morning. 

Sunday is here.  I am chilling on the couch watching the Jets and Redskins play.  Catching up on email and cleaning my desk while tending to a big pot of spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove.  Perhaps an afternoon cocktail and I will be feeling just fine and back in gear by Monday morning. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Rohan

    Ah. Wonderful. Happy Sunday!I’m working away listening to music on my playlist. Roof above head. check. Food when I need it. check.Life is good. check check check.:)

  2. Tereza

    Aww that sucks. So sorry to hear it. Not sure there’s much more stressful than finding a place for your family to sleep that same night.

    1. Gotham Gal

      it blows but what are you gonna do except figure it out. ARGGGHH!

  3. kirklove

    Sucks. Make it a double. 

  4. ellen

    How the heck did that happen? Did a plumber not solder a water pipe together properly and after a year the pressure was just too much?One of our hot air furnaces decided to blow this week after a street electrically  power outage.The first week of december seems to be a stellar week for plumbers and heating contractors.

    1. Gotham Gal

      it was like being hit by lighting. a small coil inside a 2 year old a/c unit just popped. although the machine shut down the piece that sets off the alarms to an outside company was fried because the water came over the top of the box. i screwed all my neighbors too. the good news is we have chubb insurance. they are amazing.

  5. rachel

    UGH – sorry to hear – what a pain in the a…

    1. Gotham Gal

      huge pain.

  6. daryn

    ugh, sorry to hear about the flooding! 

    1. Gotham Gal

      the floors look like mountains.

  7. CCjudy

    Oh no – that is such bad fortune – did you lose anything like rugs? Anything else? What an upset … J

    1. Gotham Gal

      we didn’t lose one thing except all the floors and my sanity.

  8. awaldstein

    Unplanned natural disasters challenge even the strongest of us.Oy! In the winter no less.

    1. Gotham Gal

      i’m stretched for sure.

  9. Sunchowder

    Wow, so sorry to hear this 🙁   Thank God for insurance.

    1. Gotham Gal


  10. Laura Yecies

    We had a flood that happened while we were away for my son’s wedding – master bath, kitchen and laundry floors shot, guest room below floor, walls and ceiling.  We were lucky that USAA covered us but it was a huge pain.  Fortunately I was on such a high from my son’s wedding that it dampened the frustration.I feel like there is a technology opportunity in this market – there are smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms – we need water on wood floor alarms.

    1. Gotham Gal

      We have those alarms. Unfortunately they got fried in the process

  11. Rebecca Stees

    triple ugh!  thinking of you as you sort it out!

  12. Ann

    And of course you had to be away when it happened… It happened to me at four in the morning but luckily I was there, and I avoided a lot of damage! Such a pain!

    1. Gotham Gal

      i wish i would have been here…you are lucky.

  13. CCjudy

    so much for leaving things on the floor … congratulations for not doing that – judy

    1. Gotham Gal

      Im a bit of a organizational clean girl

  14. Erin Newkirk

    Oh no! Just catching up, so sorry to hear. I have this theory that there is a tripod to life – love, home, work. When one of the legs is missing, it puts you off balance…when two are unstable, watch out….when three are out, hunker down. Thank goodness you are solid in love + work. 🙂  

    1. Gotham Gal

      it is like moving. very stressful

  15. TanyaMonteiro

    been catching up on your blog, dang this must have been frustrating, sorted by now though!