You may be saying...my that is a lot of water. I agree. Let me show you pictures of my basement....
Yep that is me and the hubby sitting in the basement posin' for a picture....see all that water. It was only 2-3 inches. We were really blessed, the house across the street had water in the basement almost chest high!!!!
After spending the last couple of days getting water out of the basement...vacuuming water out of the basement...pulling soaking wet things out of the basement...I decided to take a break and blog about it.
When we got home from pickin' up the hubby I decided to make dinner. I needed two bags of broccoli from our freezer in the basement. The kiddos wanted to go with me to the basement, and when we got to the last step I saw lots of water!!!
We were able to commandeer a couple more pumps, and 5 hours later we had most of the standing water out of the basement.
I have to thank GOD for small favors. I can't imagine what would have happened if I hadn't decided to make dinner...we may not have gone to our basement until the next day. The flooding resulted from our existing sump pump's failing. This may not seem like a blessing, but it is. If that pump had continued to work all the water that was in our basement would have been pumped into our septic tank, which couldn't handle that much water. That would have resulted in our septic tank backing up. I can handle water of sewage any day!!
I decided since the water was clear in our basement to let the kiddos have some fun out of all of this. Here are a couple of shots of them playing in our basement swimming pool.
Pookie wanted the water to stay in the basement so he could continue to play in it. I don't think he understands that this is a bad thing :)
With all the stuff that got wet I think our computer in the basement is the only loss. My new Cricut (which I was storing in its box) was full of water and it poured out when I picked it up. My sewing machine was on a table, but the foot was on the floor and got wet. Both of these machines are FINE and still work! I just can't thank GOD enough for watching over us and the damage not being any worse.
I hope you all have had a better weekend and start to the week than we have!
Happy Hump Day!!