On Boxing Day last year pipes in the upstairs flat burst and torrents of water at full mains pressure poured into my bedroom.
My insurance policy covered for alternative accommodation, and so my flatmate and I have lived in two different flats in Edinburgh.
Work couldn't start on my flat until the upstairs flat was finished, which was the end of July. My flat was dried out with dehumidifiers and then work started on it at the beginning of October.
Today, just over 10 months since the initial disaster, my flatmate and I finally moved back home.