We had a small flood just five days before Christmas. My husband had hooked up the new dishwasher, and I had turned it on before going to bed. At 4 a.m., I got up and stepped out of bed into water! The dishwasher had flooded almost the whole house, sparing only our daughters' bedrooms and half of the master. (Amazingly, it went around the Christmas tree and all the presents.) We spent one night in a hotel, ripped out the carpet, and had Christmas on concrete. Eventually, the new carpet and wood flooring made the nightmare worth it!