I thought I’d better make a post today and update you on the flood situation so you don’t think I’ve floated away down to the Atlantic, LOL.
After a futile attempt to mop up the water in the basement and garage, Monday and Tuesday, I finally engaged the thinking gears in my brain and called the equipment rental place and rented a small 1.6 hp. pump that drained out the garage and laundry room in a couple of hours. Geez, why’d it take me so long to think of that?
Trouble is, as soon as I disconnected the pump for the night, the water came back up through the garage floor drains and flooded it again with another 1 1/2 inches of water. And of course the garden hose I was using to pump the water out of the garage and into the drainage ditch, FROZE overnight!
So I called the rental place and kept the pump for another day, then headed to HD and bought a similar pump but I think I’m going to bring it back, it just doesn’t keep up with the water as well as the rental pump does. Why? I don’t know, it’s the same type pump and the same size motor. I haven’t checked to see if it’s made in China, but my suspicions tell me it is.
The melt water though is still streaming off the hill in the back and I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a sump pump in my future, unless I want to have the
So I’m looking online now for wet basement contractors but what I’ve been reading about correcting these situations, so far sounds “expensive” so keep your fingers crossed for me.
There’s more rain and WET snow headed here this week (one of the reasons why March isn’t my favorite month) and that’s not going to make the situation any better. We have had more power outages in March than in any other month.
BTW, Did you know that there are FIVE seasons in New Hampshire?
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and “Mud”.
So to keep myself from obsessing about the flood in my garage and wallowing in self-pity about the likelihood of having to spend more money on repairs and berating myself about not selling years ago when the housing market peaked and I had a good job, I’ve been working on my Vintage Memories BOM and I’m now on Block #4, but I had a slight “set back” and cut one of my 5 & 1/4” squares 5 & 1/4” x 4 & 1/2”! Can you guess I was “distracted.” LOL.
I was really anxious to get out
from under of the house yesterday anyway, so I drove to Bits N Pieces in Pelham to buy another FQ and Liz, wonderful, generous shop owner that she is, gave me a piece of the fabric I needed. She’s kept all of the Moda BOM fabric in back of the shop, even the scraps from the shop sample, just in case one of us BOM-ers made a dumb mistake, like I did and needed extra fabric.
Is she a great shop-owner who deserves undying loyalty or what?