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I am very, very grouchy today. My dad called last night, apparently for the express purpose of making me depressed - he wanted to talk about the amount of water that theoretically might have been in my apartment - and well, he certainly succeeded. I have been getting by by being massively in denial and I was not ready to stop yet, dammit.

I don't actually know any more than I did before. This is not a meltdown caused by any actual information, just speculation.

(But I got in WoW! So I'm happier than I was. It's the small things.)

Date: 2008-09-22 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hate those speculative conversations. I'm by nature (and training) a problem identifier, so everything I encounter involves a calculation of "what possibly could go wrong with this, and how do I react?" But perhaps to compensate, I tend to be pretty good at not worrying about things over which I have no control and focus on what I can control. In your case, what I'd suggest (in addition to cutting off such conversations in the future!) is to think like this:

1) If there's no water damage, everything is fine, and it's just a matter of time before we come back home.

2) If there's water damage to one degree or another, call the insurers and put in a claim. Dry out and clean up what can be dried and cleaned, and replace what can't with the insurance money.

I really think focusing on concrete steps that are in your control can help with peace of mind.

Hang in there. This, too, shall pass.

Date: 2008-09-23 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Are you going to try to get back in tomorrow? I did a Look-n-Leave last Saturday at my house in Jamaica Beach.

My sister's inlaws and her rent house on Ave S. and 40th plus others in that general area were fine. No flooding and they even have water and power back. The Island itself is in a pretty dreadful state but hopefully your area was one of the higher areas.

Date: 2008-09-24 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We are still up north (Illinois, currently) and are on the way back but decided not to try to rush home to look. We will be back Sunday or so, we figured that was soon enough. Maybe things will be a bit better by then.

I saw the pictures of your house - I guess from what I'm hearing you were fairly lucky but I bet it doesn't feel that way! How was Jamaica Beach generally? All we've seen from up here were the really dramatic things like that picture of the one house left standing in Gilchrist, but I hope it's not quite that bad.


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