Sorry to read your day was such a disaster. I wouldn't know where to turn the water off in this place either. Well, actually the main "tap" is actually 1/2 a kilometre away at the metre. We are on subdivided land so all the mains water is connected quite some distance away.
Anyway, back to you. I hope the cupboards dry out quickly and you are able to manage with the mess.
Have you thought to call your insurance company if you have one? They may be able to help with repairs and costs.
I too have the house shut up for the summer and I dislike it. A friend said she used to burn lots of candles in summer to make the place feel brighter. I try to get outside early before it heats up.
Recently I was thinking of air conditioned places I could go where I can look out a window at something interesting.
Sorry to read life is getting a bit too much for you Elizabeth. Can you tell your family you need a week off from looking after the children just to regain your sense of peace and calm?
Hope you find some solutions.
Thinking of you from Dools.