Lucas and I had been drinking with some friends, hanging out in my apartment. We went into a spare room where Lucas had been storing a bunch of his music equipment. The room was full of amps, guitars, microphones, sound boards and mixers. I bent to pick up a fog machine and foolishly chose to grip it by the water nozzle. The nozzle broke off, shooting a jet of water into the air that wildly sprayed the entire room. The equipment was soaked and completely ruined.
The damage came to $211,000. I told Lucas I’d see if my renter’s insurance would pay for it.