Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wet, wet, wet.

As expected, our basement filled with water overnight. It is not deep, but the floor is covered. We had to move our cats' litter box upstairs as they would have had to wade through the water to get to it and I doubt that would have happened. Mike is going to town tonight to try to get more supplies to see if we can get all fixed up or not. I hope we can do something. A lot of his drywall that he just put up is ruined. Our spare bedroom, which currently holds our computer and all of our stuff that needed storing, now has the floor covered too. Ironically, the driest room in the basement is the storage room, where the drain is. Obviously something was not done right when the basement floor was done. And of course, it rained all night last night. It was raining this morning too, though I think for the moment it has stopped. Now it is just gloomy and wet, and windy to boot. There is a lot more rain in our forecast and I don't know how we're going to handle it.

Cody is at school today, so it's pretty quiet in here right now. Micah is asleep and Jamie is on the couch, zoned out. He is watching a show, but he was zoned out before that. I suspect he needs a nap, but I'd like to avoid that if possible. It looks like I will be on my own this evening for supper and probably bath time as well, as Mike will be going to town for supplies. That will be interesting in itself, as the city is in dire straits from the flooding. Our water smells like sulphur coming out of the tap, and I just did the boys' laundry in it. I had to bleach it to get the smell out. I have to wonder whether it's okay to be doing our dishes in it. We are certainly not drinking it, and I am not allowing anyone to brush their teeth with tap water. I'm thinking I might even have to switch to disposable diapers until we get this situation under control, as the water might cause stink issues. Ick. I guess we'll have to see what kind of solution Mike can come up with tonight. Here's hoping he gets something working. It does appear that the water in the basement is not getting any deeper now, so I'm not sure what to make of that. I'm hoping that means it is even with the water table and won't get any higher. If that is the case, things won't get too severe. I mean, stuff is already wrecked, but maybe we'll be spared from any more damage.

Anyway, there is not much else to report today. I'm off to have a snack and maybe do some other writing  before I have to pick Cody up from school. Bye for now.

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