...and What a Week We've Had!
We had rain Sunday afternoon and evening.
A LOT of rain.
This was a shot I snagged from FB of
our downtown area,
within walking distance of
Is it any wonder we had water in our basement?
LOTS of water.
Water was gushing in from under the outside door.
Sorry no pictures of all that,
for some reason, blogging wasn't
foremost in my head!
Our first response was to shift everything standing
in water to a dry area of the basement.
We set up card tables to get boxes off the floor.
I must tell you the basement was a mess before this,
but with everything shifted you can see what
a clean up we had in front of us.
We've been saying for months that we need to
tackle the basement and get it organized,
so this was certainly the motivation we needed to
jump start us.
All day yesterday was devoted to the job.
The first order of business was to get the
basement dried out.
We were able to sweep a fair amount
of the water to the sump pump.
We discovered that old newspapers are
wonderfully absorbent for mopping up!
We've had fans blowing nonstop since yesterday.
I just checked it and the basement is getting dry.
Sadly, the most damage was to Kate's books
which I was keeping for her.
A few had to be thrown away.
My dining room table has become a
"drying-out" station for some.
Happily, many were untouched
and only need to be repacked...
...in plastic bins this time!
I heard a wonderful segment on NPR last week about
being "mindful," or finding the upside of bad situations.
This is mine--
a totally organized corner for my things.
By the way...
more rain predicted for today.