Pippy investigates the new litter box.
Percy wants more food, of course.
Everyone got out of the building including the pets and no one was hurt, which is by far the most important part. But after going to a friend's house I realized I only had my pets, my purse and the clothes I wore to work. I had no idea if I'd lost everything or what.
As the need for a change of clothes and some toiletries was immediate, we went to a big box store for affordable items. Superstore (the Canadian equivalent of maybe ASDA in the UK) has a line of clothes called Joe Fresh which are horribly hipster. I was not hopeful. But I managed to find a black t shirt, tank, black skirt etc. At least a gothy disaster was averted.
A "Joe" example - eww. Lol
For two days I had no idea what my status was as far as my apartment or any of my belongings. On Friday afternoon I was finally allowed back in to assess the damage and grab what I could carry. Here's some photos of the inside of the building.
Close up of debris
Two of the apartments across the hall were destroyed. I briefly caught a glimpse inside one and I feel terrible for them, there's water and smoke damage and debris everywhere. The main apartment hallway (seen above) had wet carpeting and debris and smelled like smoke. When I opened the door to my place though it was like nothing at all happened!!! There was no smoke damage, no water damage, nothing! It was all as if I'd left for work that day. I couldn't believe my luck! I didn't even get any water in from the hallway because of my welcome mat. My Mum bought it for me a few Christmas ago, it's ordered from the BBC website and says "Mind the Gap" on it. It fits right in front of my door and sopped up the water. Thanks Mum!
My amazing doormat!
So I won't be home for weeks but at least I am okay, I have my furry pets, and I even have my art project and clothes. My friend's and family have been so awesome and supportive too during this time. They are the best!
I was going to participate in Amy's 30 Day Clothing challenge (from Stripey Tights and Dark Delights) the first one being to take a picture of your closet. I guess I'll just have to take a photo of my suitcase. ;)
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