On Wednesday evening, whilst I was playing Nexus Ops with a few mates, the toilet began to gurgle (it turns out it had been gurgling all day). After a usage and a flush, the toilet overflowed with such speed that more than half of our apartment was flooded before the water could be stopped. It turns out there had been some blockage in the sewer lines to the apartment building.
Cherie and I then spent the next two days soaking up water, moving furniture and cats around, and generally having a bad time. The apartment complex paid to have someone come in and clean the carpets, and next week they will be replacing the linoleum in the bathroom. I ended up working from home on Thursday and Friday to help Cherie as much as possible.
The only good thing to come out of this was that we had a great excuse to order take out.