Tuesday, March 18, 2008

uh oh

We have taken over 60 buckets of water out of our basement this evening. It's only coming through in one little spot. We have lived here four years and this is probably the wettest winter we've had and now all that snow is thawing. We have had some flooding in our basement before, but only because we didn't have a drainpipe connected--the flooding happened during a downpour.

To add to the fun, our toilets are not flushing well and our kitchen sink drains very slowly.

We are supposed to leave for Mexico Thursday morning for a family reunion on Saturday. If you think of it, include us in your prayers.

9 comments:

Karen ~ said...

If you need someone to check the basement while you are gone, I will be in town ...

So sorry to hear of the problem!

k. said...

Oh no! Wish I was there to help! Good luck with it all.

Auntie Lee said...

yuck! What a bummer.

I hope you have a nice vacation at any rate.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the plumber will have a good and cheap explaination. I will keep you in my prayers!
ave

Gabriela said...

shoot!!! you will be in my prayers!

Michelle said...

Ugh. Terrible timing. I hope you've figured it out. Is there something we can help with?

Meg said...

Prayers for you! Flooded twice last summer myself. Yuck.

Calandria said...

No water came in all day and we raised false hopes, as it turns out. At about 6 pm today a bunch of water poured in again. We've taken out 14 buckets so far. The annoying thing is, the water is coming in on the opposite side of the house from the sump pump. The sump pump has no water in it at all! There is a steep slope behind our house and the run off is heading for our basement. There is a big pool of water behind the house at the base of the slope. I can see this going on for days.

We're not sure what we're doing yet.

Auntie Lee said...

Sounds like you need some kind of draining ditch at the bottom of that slope. Your Dad may have some ideas.