The Rains Came Down and the Floods Came Up

January 11, 2009 in Home Repairs - 2 Comments
The Joys of Homeownership:

Troy called me at 6am on the other morning to let me know that our basement flooded. A pipe broke and left us with over a foot of water in the lower section of our basement. The water was so high that a whole step was covered.

Luckily, the flooding was contained in an area that didn’t contain much. Our flattened moving boxes and food storage were the only items in the lower basement portion. The food storage was in cans, so it was safe, but Troy did have to throw away our moving boxes. We were blessed to not lose anything of value.

Troy was able to work from home on the day of the flood so that he could pump the water out and take care of the mess. Of course it had to happen when Blake and I were away. First, we leave him, and then, the basement floods. Hopefully we can make it through the rest of the month with no more catastrophes.


  • Stephanie January 12, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Oh no! Looks like it hasn’t been a great week for you either! Maybe it’s a blessing you were away? I think I would have been STRESSED out! Glad nothing was damaged!

  • Liz January 12, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Yeah…I’m thinking apartment living wasn’t so bad…no responsibilities…no worries about stuff like this!

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