In my attempt to let things that don't matter really not matter, I will not recap how this afternoon went from smooth to crazy, and instead go with the positive things:
1.) Z. had a good weekend, and M. is back in town. Huzzah to both accounts.
2.) The landlord was excellently responsive, and the dishwasher will hopefully be fixed, um, soon.
3.) No one got hit by the falling fluorescent light bulb.