It looked as though New Wife and I would be able to move back into our apartment around next Monday (March 8), but that was before we went back there yesterday evening to get a few things. Here’s what greeted us, firstly the living room:
…and the laminate flooring has gone bye-bye too. Next, the entrance hall:
And finally, the master bedroom:
…but amazingly, the carpet (which was soaked) is being covered up to protect it from the carnage — which means they don’t plan on replacing it. Uh huh. Time for a little explanation of the facts of life to Management…
But it looks as though month-end will be a more realistic move-in time, now.
And once again, folks: Thank you all so much for your unbelievable generosity. It has made all the difference, by enabling us to order replacement furniture and such before the insurance company made its final settlement offer — the excellent news being that we’ll be getting a full settlement of our stated replacement value, and the funds will arrive either tomorrow or the next day. But having that little bit of financial security immediately after the catastrophe made all the difference to our mental well-being, and we are eternally grateful.