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Displaced family picking up pieces after ceiling collapses

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Saturday night the ceiling of their two-bedroom apartment collapsed as the children slept. Ian and Rachel Woodrow, the parents, barely avoided being crushed below the debris. Saturday night the ceiling of their two-bedroom apartment collapsed as the children slept. Ian and Rachel Woodrow, the parents, barely avoided being crushed below the debris.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

It's hard to manage three young sons and three little dogs, but the toughest part for the Woodrow family is they're doing it under the wrong roof.

“We're taking it day by day,” Ian Woodrow said. “I don't know what tomorrow is going to bring.”

Today they celebrated their middle boy's fifth birthday, but fore they hit the playground, they made a quick trip to the home they were forced to leave.

Saturday night the ceiling of their two-bedroom apartment collapsed as the children slept. Ian and Rachel Woodrow, the parents, barely avoided being crushed below the debris.

“We started to hear almost like footsteps on the roof,” Ian Woodrow said. “We looked up and saw a crack down the middle.”

Moments later the ceiling hit the ground.

“I had a panic attack,” Rachel Woodrow said. “I just couldn't believe it.”

Wednesday marked the second time Rachel has returned to the damaged home.

“I want to get out,” she told KHQ's Gabe Cohen when he asked how she was feeling.

During that trip the children brushed dust off their toys the family was forced to leave behind.

Now they're sharing a one-bedroom apartment with a family member, no doubt a cramped situation.

“Most of all I just feel really lucky,” Rachel Woodrow said.

“It's just weird not having a home.”

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