Joseph sporting the look of the day
Maimie and Jacob keyboarding
Maimie and Miss Kristi during speech sessionWe've gotten back into the school routine. School events, football games and practices for Jacob, Madrigal events and practices for Mikaela, Lego league in the mornings for Jacob and Joseph, piano lessons, etc. But this past week and this weekend has rained almost nonstop. I don't mean just a light, sporadic wetting of the ground, either. It's been torrential rain--absolutely inches and inches. Plus it's been cloudy and depressing. Today was pretty much the last straw. It's definitely time to start building an ark. This morning I headed down to the basement to get Maimie's Chinese dress for church, only to find the basement under water. Late last night I had been down to put a load in the dryer and the floor had been bone dry. By 10am it had risen another few inches and was up to my calf. It has been pouring in all day, but we managed to unclog the sump pump. The level has gone down considerably, but it can't dry up while it keeps coming in the floor drain. We enlisted the help of my parents after struggling awhile. Many boxes and things had to be brought up into the garage to dry, others could not be salvaged. I did have a lot of our storage things in big Rubbermaid bins, but there were many more I wish I had put in bins.
We are still waiting to see if the washer and dryer weathered the water.
The freezer may not make it. We tried plugging it back in after putting it on bricks, but it smells funny like something burned up. Fortunately, I'm a slacker and didn't have it stocked with much. Less to throw out.