I'm Going To Build An Ark.

The basement flooded last night as flash floods came through Illinois. It's like the universe said, "Oh were you catching up? Silly me! Let's get that stopped right this minute. (Flash Flood) There you go now. Overwhelmed and indebted just as you are meant to be. Right-o!" (I don't know why the universe has a British accent).

We do have insurance, in fact I doubled it after the last flood. Which I was all gleeful about when the rain started pouring in through the crevices around the ejector pit. But then I realized that the insurance company will think I've got some kind of racket going. Two claims in one year, the second being twice as much, might make for quite few hoops to jump through before we can get our Allstate cash.

But if we do get the money to repair the basement again, Luna Carpeting better bring some flowers and chocolate when they get here. Because this will the the third time in 2 years that they've laid carpet down here. (The first was just because it was old and needed it.) At this point I think I've paid them enough that they may even need to put out a little when they come. Sweep some floors, wash some toilets..get dirty with me.

Ok, all good humor is a total front to force myself to rally at this point. I keep reminding myself that there are so many blogger friends out there who's husband's have lost their jobs, have sick children, etc. So a basement filled with ground water. Meh. Right? Fuck.

6 comments:

Amy Kate said...

I always mean to clear the piles of laundry that multiply in the basement off the floor when I see rain coming, but sometimes we don't get water or it is just seepage, so I'm pretty lax on it. Yeah. My whole effing basement has standing water. Color me pissed. Seriously. It's unfinished and cold in winter, so it isn't like carpet or anything is ruined, I just have to pick shit up and get it in the washer. But the wetvac is in the garage and I don't feel like getting it, so I'm giving the heavy duty dehumidifier a chance to do the work for me. Shit way to start the weekend, though. I'm with you - FUCK!

SoMo said...

I have never been the proud owner of a basement, but water in any part of my house sends me into a fit of crazy. My question is why not lay some tile or just acid wash (is that what it is called) the concrete? It would save on the carpet, although I am sure displease the carpet company.

Kathi D said...

That sucks SO bad! Knowing that your problems might not be as bad as others' doesn't really help much when they are YOUR problems.

Shell said...

OMG...you lucky bitch...you have an indoor swimming pool.

:-)

Becky said...

Oh Lotta, I feel for you! Ever since the remnants of those 2 late summer hurricanes came through our area last summer, we have had water in our basement any time we get a good amount of rain. We're talking 2 shop vacs to contain what's coming in, never mind what's pooled all over the floor. It's a lot of fun now that our house is on the market! It makes me ill to spend all that money for a water management system, but it must be done.

wheelsonthebus said...

if they do put out, i want the number for that carpet company