Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's raining, it's pouring, an old man is snoring...

I don't usually like to use my blog for whining, but today I'm going to make an exception.

Last night it rained. Buckets and buckets of rain. So much rain, in fact, that interstates were shut down and basements got much wetter than ours. But oh, our basement. Our formerly fixed and dry basement was soaked. We're talking standing water eeeeeeverywhere. But guess what? It's supposed to keep raining here until Wednesday. WEDNESDAY! And today is Sunday. Then we're going to have a day of reprieve, and then, yep, you guessed it- MORE RAIN!

Then, the frosting on the cake: guess what else happened this morning? Elisabeth is sick! YAY! Yes, throwing up, making messes kind of sick. Only problem is that my washing machine is in-- wait for it-- the basement. The very same basement that I have to wade through to get to my washing machine that I can't use because the laundry sink is alternating as a catchall for wet rugs and pillows at the moment.

I'm sorry for whining. While watching the news it appears others got hit a lot harder than we did, but it's my blog so I'm going to whine about stuff that affects me. At least for today.

Oh, and Big Brown lost yesterday. I was so hoping for a Triple Crown winner. *Sigh*


sixty-five said...

What can I say? This sounds like a truly horrible and depressing situation. You have every right to rant! Hugs to poor little Elisabeth. Let's at least hope the bug is one of those transitory ones.

sixty-five said...

I linked back to the earlier post about the Palmer valve. That had seemed like such a fortuitous solution at the time. But maybe you do need a French drain system of some kind after all? I wish I'd done it myself about 20 years ago when we first started having problems. Instead, I rationalized that "it happens so rarely, and probably this is the last time...." Sigh. Everdry does seem to have a lot of enthusiastic testimonials on their website. I'm sure you'll figure it all out!

it's me, Val said...

You are definitely allowed to whine. It's been bad. Really bad. I hope it eases up soon.