Everybody's got "that thing" that they're paranoid about for no real reason at all. Since buying our house, mine has been the fear that we would have a flood that ruined all our stuff. (Of course, since becoming a parent, I have bigger and better things to worry about now.)
The toilet on the main floor overflowed and just kept running and running. And so the water flowed out into the study. And then leaked through the floors. And then gushed out through the light fixtures in the basement ceiling. And then there was the flood that I was always so paranoid about!
Luckily we were able to turn the water off and dry things up pretty quickly while waiting for the professionals to arrive. The water seeped through the floor before getting onto the rug or furniture in the study, and an amazingly well placed area rug in the basement pretty much soaked up all the water so that nothing else got wet. So the only real issue has been to dry out the ceiling and get the area rug professionally cleaned. It could have been SOOOO much worse!
We just have to live with all these fans and dehumidifiers for the next 5 days, and then assess the real damage.
And figure out where Mimi is going to sleep when she arrives tomorrow, since those 2 rooms are the only guest rooms.