Friday, August 8, 2008

When it rains

It pours....

Ok, I know that saying is used a lot, but I have a whole new respect for it now...First of all Wednesday was just not a good day, it was tough all around. I worked until about 9:30, and it was raining so I said to Kevin, lets go stand on the front porch and look at the rain....then we found the flood....yes a flood, we had a sink hole develop and it filled the window well to the window of my parents bathroom.....


Here is Kevin, trying to dig a trench....no that isn't a shovel...they are all in storage....The boxes are from our new mini blinds Kevin just put up on Wednesday....good thing we had them....



Here you can see the water in the window well....


Here is the view from inside, you can see at this point a lot of water had already come in, and you can see how high the water was at first....



So we grabbed some towels some buckets and started mopping up, even while water was still coming in....


It was so bad, we had to call my brother and have him bring some shovels over. He also helped us bail water out of the window well. I helped my parents clean up in their bathroom. This next picture just cracked me up, we were working our way down, from the counter to the floor and I opened up this drawer and this it was full of water....at this point there was nothing to do but laugh and take a picture....


The water even came into our unfinished storage area as well.....



Here are the morning after pictures......











So by the next morning it was sunny and things were starting to dry up. And we did laundry all day washing up all the wet clothes and towels.

3 comments:

Kevin said...

I haven't been that muddy and that wet since I was a little kid..

Oh and the lightning going off all around made it extra exciting...

Slave to the dogs said...

We had the same thing happen in our basement. Unlandscaped graded Colorado soil and torrential downpours do not mix well at all!

Crystalsea said...

Wow, that is just awful. Hope you can figure out why this happened so it doesn't happen again. Crazy! ---AW