That One Time I Came Home to a Waterfall

Some of y'all might have seen me post this on Instagram. Well I figured I'd better put it up on the blog, too.

Yes...I came home from work Monday around 5 and my apartment was a straight up waterfall. The light fixtures on the ceiling were leaking, water was creeping down the walls & there was about 3-4 inches of water in my bathroom/kitchen/hallway. That water crept into my bedroom. Thankfully none of my stuff was damaged (other than a few things that don't really matter). Thankfully my boyfriend is awesome and he came to my rescue. Thankfully the manager of my apartment complex is wonderful. Thankfully my grandparents have a spare bedroom/bathroom that I'm living in for a few days.

Turns out a pipe above my apartment burst and my unit was the only one that got flooded...happy Monday to meeee! I almost died when the apartment complex manager told me that I was handling this situation very calmly. I am never calm, y'all. I'm usually a frantic mess. So it was nice to hear her say that. But I guess when things like this happen, my sense kicks in and I just figure stuff out and do what needs to be done. Adam even told me that he was proud of how I handled it, because usually I freak out.

Also - HUGE thanks to all of you who shouted me out on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram asking if there was anything that you could do and sending me good vibes. I'm seriously so glad to have the world's best bloggy friends :) You guys make my heart happy!

I'm gonna try my best to keep up with emails & posts this week, but I have a feeling things might be a little cray (yes, I say cray).

Lesson learned: I will be investing in renter's insurance ;) Oh and if you look up "hot mess" in the dictionary, you'd probably find a picture of me.



  1. I agree with your thoughts here and I really love your blog! I've bookmarked it so that I can come back & read more in the future.

  2. Oh my goodness, that SUCKS! Good for you for staying calm...I would have been a mess. Hopefully they get it fixed up quickly!

  3. Oh my goodness, this is the WORST! I had it happen to me a few years ago because my complex had the heat too low on a vacant apartment and the pipes froze. My complex sucked and we had to stay in the apartment while it dried out since they managed to get someone to come out that day. Hopefully it gets all dried out and is good as new sooner than later!

  4. :( I'm SO sorry friend!! I love how you highlighted all the good things you are thankful though! It's people like you who help us see the light when it's dark in life!

    SO very thankful you weren't hurt through it all! Keep your head up and keep pushing on this lovely Tuesdasy. I'll keep you in prayer ;)

    xoxo, Bev

  5. Big prayers! Can't imagine how annoying/unnerving/frustrating this can be!

  6. Oh NO :( So sorry to hear that, but so glad your stuff wasn't ruined...and way to handle it...I would have freaked out!

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. What a bummer! I'll be keeping you and your place in my thoughts, I hope everything dries up soon!!

  8. This is so terrible. UGH. I'm glad nothing of great value, both financial and sentimental, was damaged and that you have a nice, warm place to sleep at Toy's house. :) I saw the photo of your breakfast this morning on IG. Wahoo for breakfast spreads at grandma's house! Haha. Still sending you good vibes. Love you, Mint Mac!

  9. Oh no! Sorry for your your messy situation! Hope you get everything cleaned up and can get your home back together!!


  10. You're dealing with it with such grace! That is awesome! I'm so glad nothing was horribly damaged. My apartment had the same issue and a couple months later we noticed some mold spores in the walls, so keep an eye out for black spots where the water was dripping!!

    I'm glad your ok! And yes, renters insurance is a good idea!!

  11. That's awful Jessica! So glad you have somewhere to go and people to help you out. It could always be worse!

  12. Oh my goodness how terrible.. Yep, I would have freaked out completely! But thank goodness none of your things were ruined! Hope everything gets cleaned up quickly so you can get back home

  13. Hate me some leggo days!

    Love youuuuuuu

  14. oh no!!! I am so sorry! i would've cried for sure. I hope things get fixed quickly!!

  15. oh no! i probably would have been crying hysterically. thinking good thoughts for you that the whole mess is cleaned up soon! xo


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