When I took these pictures yesterday afternoon I was feeling a lot more carefree than I am today.
You see, when I took these all I had on my mind was a weekend off from work, dinner at my favorite pizza place with some of my favorite people, then some snuggling up in bed in our new place with by beau.
Yes, it was a nice time throwing leaves about and thinking the wonderful days ahead of me.
It was a wonderful evening with friends.
It was a good movie that kept us out til after midnight.
It felt nice walking up to the door of our place after being away for a few days.
We were so excited to sleep in our new bed for the first time since we set it up.
Oh, it was a grand idea, but an idea that was dashed as soon as Marcus opened the door and half whispered, half yelled, "OH my gosh..., oh my gosh."
My stomach dropped out as I rounded the corner and saw him with his pajama pants hoisted up as he tip-toed through an inch of water that covered almost our entire living room and kitchen.
The blood from my face drained out as I listened to the downpour of water from upstairs, running down our walls.
I stood there paralyzed as Marcus ran upstairs to find a busted valve and then ran outside to turn off the water.
I floated in like a ghost, soaking my non-levitating slippers as I assessed the damages.
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the stark contrast of emotions from now and just two minutes prior.
Instead I did neither, just choked down a large knot in my throat.
I text my sister for comfort, which she quickly provided with a phone call and an offer to help, but it was now well past one in the morning and Marcus decided that anything that was ruined was already ruined and a few more hours of wetness wouldn't change anything.
So disheartened we drove back to our in-laws to try and sleep. Upon arrival, it was confirmed that we had not yet gotten insurance on the place and would have to swallow the costs on our own. And that was that.
Now it was time to think of the things we could be glad about.
1. Our just-installed, beautiful upstairs carpet was fine.
2. We weren't as far along as we had hoped to be at this point, but that meant there were less things in the house, which meant less things were damaged.
3. Earlier that week we had moved tons of our boxes from downstairs to an extra bedroom upstairs that was untouched by the water, so none of that was wet.
4. Our downstairs was tiled, so it was mostly only the walls, ceilings, and cabinets that would need tending to.
5. We hadn't installed baseboards yet, so we wouldn't have tear those out.
6. We were still teetering on the decision of whether or not to get new cabinets, so now if they were damaged beyond repair, our decision would be made for us.
7. We had just come from a good meal and a good night with friends, so at least we weren't already in poor spirits about anything.
8. We have a great support system of family and friends that have offered to help in anyway they can.
While the situations is still frustrating, it is what it is, we can sit around and complain and cry, or we learn from the situation (like to always have insurance!) and get back to work fixing the place up. We'll be just fine.
Top: J.Crew Sale
Skirt: gift from Reachel via Anthropologie
Hunter Green Tights: c/o WeLoveColors
Leopard Shoes: c/o Wanted