Sunday, June 29, 2008

Oh, S*&%!!! the deja vu edition. Only slightly more melancholy

Remember the fire that happened at my complex last week? Well, today while I was sitting at Jared's place, I got a call from my mom, who said that she got a call from my uncle who lives in the same condo complex that my building was on fire. My first reaction was that maybe my uncle is a little slow, so he possibly didn't realize the fire was last week, and doesn't know where my building is exactly. But then his description to my mom painted quite a different scene than what happened last week, so I took it a little more seriously.

Sure enough, there was ANOTHER fire, and it was in the very top unit in the south east corner of my building. I'm in the bottom unit of the south west corner. This means my house smells like smoke--not the awesome barbecued turkey smell either. It also means there may be water damage as the water seeps down from above over the next day or so. It actually started to drip down through the light fixture in Matt's bedroom. Totally bites, doesn't it. Oh, they also declared all of that building as uninhabitable, and had to break my doorknob to get in and make sure no one was inside. Luckily, the dead bolt still works, and you need a key for both sides, so it would be hard for anyone to break in. Even so, we took out all our valuables and anything that might absorb the smoke smell really well, and got outta there.

So I guess I'm lucky to be house sitting, huh? I've got a place to stay now, and I might just stay here at Jared's place until they say it's ok to move back in and maybe even after they come fix anything that needs fixing. Matt will be staying here, too. I might be able to get carpet and paint out of this, so we'll see how it goes. And if the insurance company pays for all that, then I won't have to do it and I'll have somewhere to stay while the workers get everything done... but again, details are shady right now and I'm not EXACTLY sure what is going to be covered.

So for now, please bless that the damage isn't too bad and that no one tries to loot our place while we aren't living there... suck-a-la-sucky, I tell you what.

11 comments:

Katey said...

What in the heck, what happened??

brandyrose said...

oh darling, that's terrible. No one was hurt, right?

garrett said...

No one was hurt. It seems to have been electrical problems relating to an air conditioning unit on the top of the building... but they're still investigating and don't know exactly what it was. I'll let you know when I know more.

Elizabeth Ward. said...

That is totaly sucky with some extra suck stuck in it. Our casa is your casa as long as you need, and Matt too. I hope everything works out O.K.

brandyrose said...

whoa, that "unsafe do not enter or occupy" is a pretty wild sign :)

garrett said...

yeah, crazy huh?

brandyrose said...

seriously...it's right up there with the "you're coming into contact with folks with aids" sign at work :)

Haley Greer said...

I WONDERED if it was the same complex... sorry to hear, Garrett. Maybe it's a sign that you're supposed to move back to Logan and magically fix the economy such that we all can live there too and make good money.

Maybe.

Katey said...

I second Haley's comment, maybe it is a sign...only if I can come too though! :)

Tori said...

Wow Garrett! that does suck. When I saw it on the new the other night, I was just getting the end of the story and thought they were recapping the other fire. Sorry about your luck. :(

Tiffanie said...

holy crap! I am so glad you have a place to stay and that you are ok, sorry about your place! That really does suck!