Friday, June 17, 2011

Water

The basement flooded last night from the nasty storm we had. This is different from the last two times the basement flooded, when broken pipes were the culprit. Also different from when the basement flooded due to a clog in the washing machine drainage sink. You would think we'd learn to not store anything down there besides our teenager.  Anyway, Mitch, Jack, and I worked into the wee hours of the morning hauling everything upstairs, because there was no way to stop the water at that point. Now our house looks easily like an episode of Hoarders: Worst Case Scenario ( I just made that title up, but who wouldn't watch that?).

I spent the morning wiping everything up with towels and sucking up the big puddles with the shop vac.  I tossed all the towels in the washing machine and left to run errands, happy to finally be done doing a lot of crap I didn't have time for. Hilarity ensued when I returned to find that the drainage sink had become clogged from the repeated dumping of gunk from the shop vac into it, and all the water from the washing machine had flooded the basement. Again.  Hahahaha! Boy was I chuckling to myself as I unclogged the drain, cleaned up all the water, and went to rotate the towels into the dryer. This is the point where I found out the washing machine had broken, with a little over a week to go before we pack out.

You win this round, universe.  Well played.

7 comments:

Bethany and Will said...

Oh Boy! Hang in there!

Jen said...

That was the nastiest storm we've had in ages and I had nightmares about leaks and such...ugh, hope you have time for a glass of....

Bfiles said...

omg. i'm so sorry. wine. definitely.

Kate said...

Thanks. On the bright side, I now am forced to finish sorting through the rest of the crap we had stored down there. I'm also using this trying day as an excuse to pour a giant glass of wine. As if I ever needed an excuse...

Smallbits said...

Oh man, right as you are getting ready to leave. Good job looking on the bright side. I hope this is the last glitch in the move.

Nomads By Nature said...

Great humor through much strife and provocation! Not great timing, I admit, but what you are doing and learning will pay off at some future post down the line! Chin up! Glass --- FULL!

Camille said...

I just watched Hoarders for the first time last night and YES, Worst Case Scenario sounds like an AWESOME show!

Also, flooding sucks...sorry. :(