The management company of our apartment sublet finally brought in some engineers, who checked out the damage from the water heating pipe that burst upstairs a few weeks ago.
You might recall the photo of our peeling ceiling, sagging and dripping from the water that crept into the sand layer between our cement ceiling and the cement floor to the apartment above.
Well, the verdict is in: The engineers have determined that the walls, flooring and ceiling harbor too much water and water damage. They have to be replaced, and what infrastructure remains will have to dry out, with the help of dehumidifiers. For two to three months.
So we are working out where to stash the furniture from the large sitting/dining area, and I think I am mourning the loss of the sunlit room for the last few weeks of the year that will have some real daylight. Time to start searching for that solar lamp I will need — suggestions for good brands, anyone?