Monday, August 20, 2007

Rain, Rain, Go AWAY!

And don't come back again. At least for a few weeks, anyway.

Rain here for the past two (three?) days. Various showers and storms the week prior. Rain forecast for the next three to four days. My psyche can't take much more wetness, and neither can my poor, wet basement.

UPDATE: Wonder of wonders, our plumber actually called me BACK! He even thinks he might-- might-- be able to come out today and unclog our main drain which is backing up all the drain tile and causing all the awful water all over our basement (where all my kids' toys, our TV, sofa and the kids' computer reside). Here's hoping!

UPDATE (this is soooo fascinating, isn't it?): Between the plumber and the drain tile guy, they finally flipped over whose domain we fell under. The plumber lost, but so did we because they didn't figure this out until well after 3 p.m. and I've yet to hear back from the plumber. *Sigh* Another day of rain and sopping wet rugs.

Oh well. C'est la vie, no?

10 comments:

MOST with an attitude said...

Don't feel bad. I've been mopping up water ALL DAY LONG!! Here's to hoping that the rain will subside...SOON!!

SuperMom said...

Well, Sar, misery loves company. :( I be thinking of ya!

SuperMom said...

Or I'll be thinking of ya. Jeesh!

nina said...

It is an awful way to end summer. An unpleasant reminder of the seasons ahead. I know, I know, I like seasons. Just not when they come with gray skies.

Liz said...

My sympathies, after two years in the house we finally got our basement (where our toys, computer, tv also live) to stop leaking last Fall. We still rush down here everytime it storms because we expect flooding. After you get it all cleaned up, I recommend carpet tiles. It takes a lot of the cool damp out and if you do happen to flood again they pull up and clean very easily.

SuperMom said...

Liz,

How did you get your basement to stop leaking? What was the problem? The solution? I'm desperate!

sixty-five said...

French drains? Sump pump?

Liz said...

After trying many expensivve things like replacing my basment windows, some severe tarring and caulking, digging new window wells and trying to regrade the back of my house. The simplist solution was also the cheapest. I added a second downspout to the back of my house and gutter guards.

Liz said...

Have your tried Roto Rooter. That has been a real problem with my neighbor's drains backing up. Tree roots in the plumbing.

terri said...

Oh. Ick. Didn't even think of that problem. Hooray for my dry basement! I wonder how my old place is doing?!? *cringe*