Monday, February 28, 2011

Not a Good Day

The last 4 or 5 days we've been having some issues with our sump pump in the basement. Sometimes it would run and not shut off, other times it wouldn't come on at all. Paul replaced it yesterday and all seemed fine. Seemed fine! It was working the way it should when we went to bed last night. The temps were going up into the upper 30's low 40's with rain most of the day and around 4 this morning I heard thunder and lightening and I thought I'd better check the pump downstairs. Well, when I turned on the light, this is what I saw:

 About 4" of water!! Oh I was sooo upset. Paul kept apologizing and I kept telling him that it wasn't his fault. I was scared watching him trying different outlets and plugging in the big extension lamp and everything..I thought he might get electrocuted. That puts a sick feeling in your stomach. We both were pretty sick all morning with it all. Luckily, there wasn't too much damage. Just a few scrapbooking items and some computer paper. We have great neighbors and borrowed 2 de-humidifiers and hopefully it will dry out soon.
I'm babysitting the kids tomorrow and I sure hope it's a better day.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Val, I am so sorry you are having to deal with that mess. I'm glad you didn't lose a lot of things. But losing anything scrap related sounds terrible! I hope you can get it dried out soon.