...because, really, a disaster is huge. I have merely been highly inconvenienced
over the last twenty-four hours. Let's see.
1) Came home from Bonus Greek to find that Pixel, who'd been lethargic and not eating overnight and in the morning, was up and moving around. Yay! Right up until she started horking up all the water she was drinking, then foam. So I drove her off to the vet at 4:30.
2) About three hours later, I finally left the vet, having paid them a large (but not unreasonable) sum of money to do several tests, and then keep her overnight for 12 hours of fluids by IV, monitoring, and so forth. They promised to call between 6am and 7am to let me know if I could pick her up or not, and for any emergency otherwise.
3) At about 10:30pm, an enormous storm that had been pounding the area took the power out. We all shrugged and went to bed.
4) Rob discovered that Pixel had also
barfed on his side of the bed, and decided to sleep on the couch.
5) ...which was for the best, because at 3am he woke up wondering why the house was so humid, and discovered that water was forming giant shallow puddles in several rooms, having come in through the baseboards. Cue: me getting up, lots of moving fragile items out of the way of incoming water, towels being laid down, and then me going back to bed
, because I might need to drive somewhere at 6:30am.
6) Vet called at 6:30am. Pixel was doing better, but they wanted to keep her another twelve hours. I agreed, charged my card for another large sum of money to cover the next twelve hours of care, and went back to sleep.
7) At 11am or so, I went with Rob to visit Pixel. Who was up! Tail wagging to see us! And she even agreed to eat more of the chicken (poor dog, to have such hospital food as that) they were trying to coax her onto so long as we were there to watch her do it. Then I took Rob to work, bought dinner things and some new air filters for the sadly taxed AC, and went back home.
8) ...where I proceeded to put dry towels down on the extremely soaked carpets of two rooms, stomp on them until they absorbed some water, rinse/spin/dry them, and repeat, for several hours.
9) Plus a call to the internet service to find out if their service was out, or if the water-damaged modem was broken. It was the latter. We get to go pick up a new one tomorrow.
10) ...along with pack up everything in the office and the small bedroom, move it out, and rip up all the carpet, because honestly the carpet probably isn't salvageable and we've wanted new floors for a while there anyway.
11) I'm now waiting for an 8pm phone call that will tell me if Pixel can come home, or needs another twelve expensive hours of monitoring/fluids, and also if she really needs that very expensive test they were considering for a rare problem she might possibly have, depending. Though probably it's just an allergic reaction to something. Probably.
So. Yeah. That brings us to now. It is proving to be an exceedingly expensive month.
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