If you follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, you’ve probably heard a little about the troubles the roofers have caused me in the past couple weeks. I told this story to the teens Sunday morning, and I wanted to share it with the blogosphere – complete with pictures!
About three weeks ago, the roofers finally made it to start working on the building I live in, putting on a brand new roof. After about 4 days of work, a monsoon hit and stayed around for about two and a half weeks. On about Day 12, I was on my porch watching a fantastic thunderstorm go by, when I suddenly heard the sound of rushing water (I was thoroughly expecting a car to come rushing through the river of a parking lot, sending water 15 feet into the air). Instead, the noise was coming from inside the apartment! I turned to see water pouring out of my ceiling, about 3 inches away from my lamp! I rushed to get a towel and empty a trash can to prevent a huge mess. I called the emergency maintenance line, but they said “just watch it, and we’ll check it in the morning to get it patched and clean the carpet.” They never came.
Memorial Day weekend was the first time we had seen the sun in what seemed like forever. As the sun continued to shine, the roofers got back to work. Then last Thursday, I was in the kitchen fixing supper, I could hear the roofers still working. A few minutes later, I walk to my bedroom to put on some shoes to go to my car and I see a chunk of sheet rock laying on the floor and some smaller pieces in the frame of my bed (becuase my mattress doesn’t fit quite as snugly as it should – Image 1).
I look up and there’s a pretty good sized hole next to the ceiling fan (Image 2 & 3).
So, I turn the light on to take a closer look at the mess on the floor (which the light switch also turns on the fan). Suddenly, pieces of sheet rock go flying across the room!
I found some behind the door (Image 4).
And some more by the window (Image 5).
When the foreman came to look at the damage, he told me that because they messed up my carpet (I had a nice puddle of water under the hole as well – not pictured), I would not have to pay to have the carpet cleaned (per my contract with the apartment complex – worth $75) when I move out!