First post, by Brawndo
So last night, I dodged a bullet. I have a lot of stuff, retro and otherwise, stored in cardboard boxes in a spare room downstairs, mostly stacked on the hardwood floor. Well we had an issue with a leaking pipe in the wall and it began to flood the room! Fortunately we caught it before it got too bad, just some surface water on the floor which got absorbed by the bottom of some of the boxes. I don't believe any of the stored stuff was damaged, but had it gone on any longer... I had to bust ass to get the room emptied out, but I did it.
Lesson learned, going to be getting sealed and waterproof containers to store all of my most valuable and non replaceable retro gear. I had thought about it before, just got lazy and in the mindset of "it'll be fine." I feel like this incident was a warning shot across the bow. I guess now's the time to go through all my stuff. 🤣