My apartment is all washed up!

When I got home late Friday night, I immediately sensed that someone had been in my apartment. This was because it was exceptionally neat: the floor sparkling, the front hallway and kitchen cleared of girly debris, and said girly debris carefully placed into stacks in the corner and on my table.

Deducing from the stacking patterns, I realized that my symmetry-happy intruders must have been my landlords. I was indignantly brainstorming moving plans when I saw water marks on the walls.

My semi-basement apartment had semi-flooded! Oh God, WHY?

The water came in from underneath the doors and seeped in under the radiator near my bed. Thanks to my landlords’ ministrations, the only things ruined are a few magazines and a couple books. That sucks, but considering my eccentric organization skills, I could be typing “photo album,” “irreplaceable anniversary gift from boyfriend,” or “my precious, precious iBook laptop, my only friend” in place of a “couple books” right now, so I’m going easy on the whine.

The funny thing is that I’d actually signed up for a renters insurance quote on State Farm Insurance’s Web site a few days ago, and had been planning to go into the office today to make my first premium payment. Needless to say, I scrambled into there this morning and plunked down that check. It only costs approximately $15 per month for me to get my studio’s worth of girly crap insured, and I highly recommend that everyone else do the same thing. This Gothamist article offers a bunch of tips that’d get you going.

3 Comments so far

  1. Anna (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    Melissa, I think you need to move.

  2. Catherine (unregistered) on June 6th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    Er, I’m Catherine.

    The water invasion sucked, but all things considered, it’s way better than the other stuff I’ve encountered in other apts: brazen mice, homeless men yelling racial epithets at me from my stoop, perma-drunk roomies, absolutely zero natural light, no hot water, and a really, really bad flea infestation thanks to a roommate who refused to take care of her poor dog (“But I can’t afford flea spray!” Subtext: I spent all my money on crap, oops!)

    All things considered, it’s just water [hysterical laughter].

    Though if Melissa is living in a semi-basement too, ruuuuuun!

  3. Allspaces (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

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