I'm Back!!!

The water never seemed to stop pouring in - this is a box that was in my room, you can see how high the water was by looking at the box
@killailla (1301)
Canada
January 4, 2007 1:11pm CST
As some of you know a Dec 19th I came home to find my whole life upside down. My entire suite was flooded, taking out almost all the possesions of ours, I could deal with this but my son is obviously very upset! My Landlord turned out to be just awful and is now blaming me for all this even though is it impossible, I have spoken to lawyers, police and the residential tenancy act (those who dont know, the landlord got scared when he saw how much damage it caused my things and illegally evicted me) and I will win this case hands tied and get back damage deposit, moving expenses, any furniture I can provide receipts for, etc. However the process will take up to a year lol. Now I am not sure if it is even worth it!So After the flood my mother and I managed to pack up all the was left over of my life and move it to her house where I stayed for two weeks, it the two weeks I got very sick and on Boxing day ended up in the hospital lol go figure with ym luck right lol found out I have pneumonia ( Which I am recovering from pretty good ) But Dec 28th I was out and searching for places, came across one I absolutly just love so Jan 1st we repacked everything and I headed out here, I am now sitting in my new living room! Happy as ever, aside from the around the clock coughing and empty pockets now lol But I am home and that makes me so happy! My internet was hooked up about 45 mins ago and I came straight on to thank everyone out there for the major support I have gotten, I was brought to tears a few times today already!!!!! Thank you all, and I am so glad to be back!
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32 responses
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
4 Jan 07
You poor thing! We've experienced water damage several times, and it can be devastating. What caused your problem? Many years ago we were living in a brand new basement apartment when a water main burst on the 3rd floor and dumped a ton of water on us. Then, in 1982, shortly after we had purchased a new home and a week after my son was born by c-section, my husband woke me up to tell me we had water in the basement where lots of our stuff was still sitting in boxes. To be truthful, we had about 4 feet of water. It ruined so much stuff included paneled walls, our washer and dryer, and my entire library I'd been collecting all my life. Why is your landlord blaming you?
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@killailla (1301)
• Canada
4 Jan 07
I live in a basement suite and the boiler went, it is not even in my apart it is upstairs, all the water which was black(so ruined all clothing in bottom rows of dressers) and steaming hot went down the walls and into my bathroom, then leaked under the walls and such to the besrooms which were on either side, we had at one point knee deep water, it destroyed everything, the landlord is blaming me, which is impossible, just because he is trying to scare me off from sueing lol It is really sad. I am sorry you went through the same thing, I am just glad we are ok. Two days later a major apartment complex by my house burnt down, a lot of people were injured and most were unable to salvage anything, I am considering myself lucky now, I was able to get some stuff out!!!
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Good for you for looking at the bright side. Best of luck in the future!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Well welcome back to you. That sounds like youve been through alot. Well now your on your way. I hope your feeling stronger from getting over being so sick. Take care of yourself and dont overdue things. I know your excited with your new place but you have to rest alot. Be talkin to you and always the best of luck to you and your family.
@khalid111 (186)
5 Jan 07
well done oon your return its great to hear you are back i didnt know you before but im glad your back!!!!!!!!!!
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@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
5 Jan 07
welcome back and i sure do hope you've pick up the piece and go on with your life.
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@nuttmeg (441)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Wow, I had to go back and read all the of what you went through on the 19th since I'm new. That's horrible, and right around Xmas too. I'm sorry that you guys had to go through all of that, and that your previous landlord treated you in such a fashion, hopefully your case will be sorted soon enough. Congratulations on the new place, though! It must feel awesome to be in a place you really love, and what good fate that it came at such a time. Hope you feel better soon and welcome back.
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@KrauseHome (36748)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Glad to have you back on here, and see you are OK. It was sure an Ordeal you had to go thru to get where you are, but I Pray 2007 will be a Great yr. for you, and I am hoping you feel better soon.
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 08
Welcome back killailla ,I hope you feel better soon in your new place,and you can get plenty of rest and never floaded again and now you have started again in mylot.
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
18 Jan 08
thank u unisis, this was actually dec 2006, so i have been in my new place for a year, way better!
• Romania
5 Jan 07
It's great to have you back! I'm happy you found a new place but it sucks you ended up with pneumonia along with everything else that's been happening. Kitty is right, we've lost a few friends due to tattling of idiots. Get rested up, we want you back 100%.
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
Sandy I also saw this a few hours ago and have reported you, you should be ashamed that you are that pathetic
@jsan0147 (186)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
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• Canada
5 Jan 07
j your reported smh
@chetlog (624)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
Hey there! Welcome back! Thats the spirit, just keep on living and be optimistic that all these things will pass and we'll see a brighter day .
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
4 Jan 07
Thank you for such a positive upbeat response, it's people like you that keep me optimistic
@meeshee1 (188)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I'm so glad you were able to find a new place that you like. I lost my apartment to hurricane Isabel because the landlord was too lazy to tarp the roof on the second floor. She ADMITTED she KNEW about the hole, and when the storm came, the upstairs roof CAVED in and flooded everything. Thanks to her negligence. Then when it came time to get our security deposit back, she made up all this stuff about why I couldn't get my money back and took out all these B.S. Fees. I also went to the real estate commission, called laywers, etc etc and realized it would cost me more to get my money back that way :( So sad. Anyways long story short, the best thing everyone told me to do was take her to civil court. I hope everything is back to normal for you now!!! :)
• Saint Lucia
5 Jan 07
welcome back!!! i hope that you get everything done in time. good luck.
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
good to see you back... wish you a nice month
@krizz420 (4387)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
Well Im glad to hear mostly everything worked out for you and your son. I hope everything else comes together for you guys.
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Welcome back. I'm glad that you are feeling better. I hope your Christmas was nice despite everything. Good luck in your new place. I hope that you have many happy memories their with your family.
@lilmissy (481)
• United States
5 Jan 07
welcome back and so sorry to hear about all your problems over the holidays wy are people being banned?
@lafavorito (2964)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
Hi! what happened to your suite? why was there flood? Oh well, it's good that you're back, now you can start discussing and earning again. Post a picture of your new home soon.
• India
5 Jan 07
hey.. though i dint see ur previous posts.. am vry happy 2 see such a nice person.. yeah.. u r a winner already.. hats offfffffffff..
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
I am glad you are back and things are looking up. Sorry about the pneumonia. Make sure you keep fighting this scum landlord that kicked you out even if it takes a year. It will be worth it in the long run. You will get something back and the satisfaction that he may not do this to some one else again. I hope things look up for you in 2007.
@tanaclark (570)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I am so sorry to her about your unfortunate events. So close to Christmas too. I hope you and your sone still had a good holiday. I guess it is true what dont kill us only makes us stronger. Don't give up the fight. You are entitled to compensation for all you and your son have been through. Giving up only allows awful people like your landlord to get away with doing things like he has done to you. Most people give up because it takes so long. I wish you the best of luck. Hope all works out for you.