Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A collectors worst nightmare! We had a flood at our home this weekend

This weekend, the Satan seed of a washing machine, we currently own, decided it was going to spew water.   I had started a load of laundry and the machine never stopped filling.   By the time we realized what was happening, the laundry room, hallway, part of our master bed room, and into the kitchen were flooded.   To compound the situation, I spent spring break trying to spring clean.  I had boxes
the view from the hallway
and bags of clothing all marked for donation.   All got wet!

Thankfully, none of our carded figures or costume pieces got ruined.  My husband did lose a few autographs from his collection, but thankfully those can be easily replaced. Things could have been a lot worse.  Needless to say, our home is in chaos.   We have spent yesterday and today packing our collections and the rest of our home.  Everything will be boxed away until the repairs are completed.

The people from Servepro have been awesome and our insurance company had been very helpful.  
We are trying to stay as positive as we can, which sometimes isn't the easiest thing to do.  But, the kindness of others certainly goes a long  way.  Today, at lunchtime, I had run to pick up some food for my husband and myself.   The lady who was in front of my in the drive thru paid for our lunch.  Her random act of kindness was extremely touching, especially when life has thrown us a whole bag of lemons.

I would just encourage everyone to perform a random act of kindness,  you never know when somebody really needs it.


  1. I feel your pain. We've had a couple in our house, one about a year after buying it and of course no one let on this could be a problem. We had to throw out quite a bit of stuff because there was so much water that the containers on the floor started floating and the ones atop them fell into the water. It wasn't anything we probably can't replace on ebay but it was more the fact of the memories tied to the objects.

  2. Sorry to hear this! Hopefully you and your house are back to better-than-new very soon!