* The AC is currently working again; after two emergency calls, and then a check-in to make sure it wasn't about to fall over the same way a third time, it's running just fine. Sadly, "fine" means that it's lucky to get the hottest parts of the house to stay below 90 during the day, or at 85 at night, but that's what happens when you have sixteen industrial fans and two giant dehumidifiers running constantly in a well-insulated house while Texas Summer happens outside. (If only it were January; we could save so much on heating.)
* The disaster people came back and ripped up all the wooden flooring, which got rid of the unsettling fish-like odor. (Why water-soaked wood planks would make the house smell like fish I don't know and don't want to know.) So that's progress, and one more step towards fixing everything. If we are very lucky, they'll be able to even take away all those fans and dehumidifiers on Wednesday. Fingers crossed.
* We went and looked at porcelain tile on Monday morning. Tile, because if water happens like this again we don't want to have to rip out flooring ever again; porcelain, because the guy at the giant store of flooring types told us firmly that if we were concerned about that, porcelain tile would absorb NOTHING from water immersion and was more durable than ceramic in general. (The price certainly indicates that, but, hey. Cheaper than some things.) I had a meltdown over hating all the tile options ever--I was perhaps a bit overwhelmed at the time--and then the nice flooring salesman came back and showed me an aisle I hadn't realized had porcelain tile. Did you know they make sort of pseudo-wood planks out of porcelain? I do now! So that was encouraging. Once the damn fans are gone we'll call installation people to put new floors in.
* Um. I am sort of losing track of things. I paid for a damaged library book, Zabina is delightful when she's not sinking horrifically sharp teeth into my body, it would be nice to clear out enough of the kitchen and have enough electricity free to be able to cook dinner again... That seems to cover stuff. I also need to exchange the water-damaged cable modem for a new one, if I can ever figure out where we put the box it's in.