After that, the water started to sound like it was somewhat slowing down and I thought I heard movement upstairs, so I went upstairs to see if the neighbours were there. She opens the door, after I knocked a bunch and rang the bell. Turns out her toilet was leaking all over her floor. She said she had turned off the valve (that must have been why the water had started to let up). I checked it and gave it a final turn off. She said that she had called maintenance half an hour ago...but somehow I didn't believe her. Of course, it would have been nice if she had come downstairs to let us know there was a problem so we could have been more prepared for our bathroom rain.
We start checking around and found out that in addition to the bathroom and coat closet (which we had cleaned out), the water had soaked through the floor/wall in the hall closet. Luckily when we cleaned out a little bit of the (very crowded) study closet, we didn't feel any wetness or find any boxes with water on the bottom of them.
Finally maintenance shows up and looks at everything and tell us that they've turned off the water upstairs (yippy!) and that they put in a call to their floor guy and he's coming tonight (hurray!). I think they were really amazed at how much water there was. It turns out her toilet tank seriously broke. Oh, and btw, they had two pages from me and none from her. I asked. I also offered them dinner because I made it tonight and there were leftovers (sometimes I am so much like my mother...).
So the floor guy is here now. Having dealt with upstairs, he is now vacuuming up the water from the bathroom and pulling up the rugs in the bathroom, hallway, and closets. Edit: he just left and there's a blower going in the bathroom to dry the rug.
Notice the water running from the ceiling, the light fixture, and how the wall is buckling.
A little flood on the floor.
Swelling paint above the toilet. It started leaking water soon after this picture was taken.
Derek, our new best friend.
In good news, dinner was really yummy and in the moving everything out of the coat closet and the bottom of the hall closet, we found the boy scout knife that Aerith had been looking for.