So we did end up getting out of our lease (thanks for all your support and advice!), and I'm scrambling to schedule movers, transfer utilities, etc. Meanwhile, we had another cave-in last night -- incredible!
Some cracks had opened up in the bedroom where we had all the leaks last week and we noticed that, just from the time we left in the morning, things deteriorated:
Last night around midnight:
This happened after we'd just gotten into bed, which we'd moved back into the bedroom but even farther away from the cracks. Thank goodness for that; one foot over made a big difference.
And all THIS happened after we'd gone out to the new house to look around some more (signed the lease yesterday), and then while driving back I lost control of my vehicle, spun around, and landed us in a deep ditch filled with about three feet of snow. Two hours and $200 later, a wrecker had come and pulled us out, along with the poor guy who pulled over to see if we were okay but then got stuck in the same ditch (I paid for his tow too, of course).
So last night, about 2 a.m., we lay in bed (in the dining room, which is now the "good" room, despite the plywood over the giant ceiling hole) and wondered what else could happen.
On a good note, I caught this little moment this morning:Maya's allergies are acting up again (due to the mold?) so we had to put the cone back on her to prevent her from scratching up her face; we're taking the kitties, the bunny, and an airbed over to the new house tonight after work!