Friday, September 24, 2010
Oh the Drama!
So with all the drama of me being sick, I never got into the drama that was going on in our condo building. The guy who owns the condo below us is very elderly, and has always used the condo as his "office" (aka: big fat mess that should be on the show "Hoarders"). He lives somewhere else, and hasn't been in his unit for years. Which is apparently where the problem lies. It seems there was some sort of clog in the drainage, and whenever someone flushed all the......stuff....came up through his toilet, tub and sink. Since no one was there to notice it, this went on for some time. Until water leaked into the next unit (the one that was just renovated and about to be sold) and covered that unit's brand new floors. We came home to flood restoration trucks, plumbing trucks, etc. They asked us if they could come into our unit and take our toilet off, so as to try and unclog the system, since they did not want to try and go through his toilet. So the plumber removed our toilet and tried to reach the clog, whilst the whole time I was puking noisily into the kitchen sink. Good times. They finally got the thing unclogged. Then spent the rest of the week (the whole week while I was home sick) cleaning out the unit, vacuuming up water, dragging out rugs and ruined stuff, and cutting out the sheetrock a foot up all the walls to avoid mold. (They also had to do all this on the brand new unit next door). They also had to rip up all the rugs in the hallway. The unit was basically condemned. Now, however, all the trucks are gone. The unit is ripped apart with cut-up walls and ripped up floors. And no one has been back here all this week. I hope they're just waiting for insurance or something. Because the building looks like a slum. And it still doesn't smell so great either.