Yep -- had a river running through the basement last night as Mother Nature continued her pounding on the Midwest! That's not very nice, MN -- you didn't read my letter, did you!! Anyway, tornado sirens sounded last night and Maddy and I headed to the basement. Connor went to take shower because he was going out! OY!! So, I was happily reading some blogs and listening to the weather warnings when the torrential rains started. First, a little trickle of water across the old linoleum (now visible since carpet had been torn out after the last drenching), then more and more and more -- soon, I swear there was a current!!! At one point, the water was up to and just above my ankles! YIKES!!!! We had over 4 inches of rain in a very short amount of time. Luckily, the power didn't go out and we had a little pump thingy so could hook it up and pump the water out through a hose into a sink in the laundry room. We worked on trying to keep up with the water from around 7:30 until 10 PM and used every single towel in the house!
Rick and I took a break at 10 to watch the season finale of Top Chef -- yay Stephanie!! We thought the basement seemed in pretty good shape when I headed to bed at 11:30. Rick stayed up a little longer, and wouldn't you know it, it started raining and coming in again!!!! OY!!!
Normally, I would be wringing my hands (and towels!) and fretting about it. But this year, I have tried to adopt a more zen-like attitude and try my best to be calm and figure it will get taken care of eventually -- probably after we end up throwing a lot of cash at it!
Please, Mother Nature, I'm begging you now -- NO MORE RAIN!
Updated: Heard that some parts of town (mine, I'm sure) had up to 8 inches of rain!!