we’re between bouts of rain so the basement is drying out. i got up at 7:30 this morning and cleaned out our rain gutters. that was probably about 80% of the cause of our flooding. the rest is a missing rain gutter, old cracked basement walls and over 6 inches of rain in 5 hours.
so i got a giant floor fan from church and used a shop vac to suck up the water while the fan dries it out along with the dehumidifier. so it’s getting better but another storm this afternoon added a little seepage back in and there are storms coming in later tonight and maybe again tomorrow.
that’s our life now. it was a good chance however to clean out the rest of the basement and get stuff in storage. then i cleaned out the garage too, so some good came of it.
we’ll see about getting a new gutter up this week and keep the majority of the water from coming back in. oh, and we’re not the only ones. our next door neighbor with the BRAND NEW house [after the fire] had ankle deep water in hers. and then several friends from church and around town had it worse than us i think too. having moved most of our basement stuff to storage saved our skin. thank you God!