Friday, May 01, 2009

Great flood of 2009

This is for all of you not on facebook! I got a call yesterday from my neighbor below that curious as to why my phone was busy. My phone should never be busy. ( have call waiting and DSL) We knew that the water levels were getting VERY high in our neighborhood so we had been preparing for the worst. Well the worst came yesterday. We blew a breaker in our basement while I was gone and I came home to what you see below. So far we lost our carpet and a couch for sure. Our treadmill and Freezer most likely are shot. Everything on my treadmil works except for the track. Anyone know if these have a fuse on them that could have blown. The motor part was really not that wet when we got it out of there but it was plugged in.

Something weird is going on because until about 3 years ago our sub pump NEVER ran. Maybe for a little bit if we got a huge rainstorm. The last 3 years it has run every spring and now this this year it has been running non-stop since February. Every year it is getting worse. Yesterday alone I believe 4 basements in our neighbor hood flooded.

Thank you Terri, Maryanne and Amy K for coming to help us!! You guys rock!!

Thankfully ALL of our kids toys are up in a huge play area that is about a 5 foot storage area. We had no worries about their stuff and for that I was greatful!!!


DawnS said...

Oh no!!! I haven't been on Facebook for a while so I didn't know about this - what a mess!!! My mom had a big flood in her crawl space in Kalamazoo too - I have heard that you have gotten so much rain already and then combined with all that snow it's just too much I guess :(

No fun to be dealing with that, I'm sure!

Cherdecor said...

How discouraging! I am praying for you and your family now.
Big hugs,

Mari said...

What a mess. I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. If there is anyway I can help, please let me know.

Kate said...

Oh no! Sorry about all this. Hugs!

Terry said...

Any new developements nearby? don't know all the science behind it but It messes with the water table when you get rid of the trees...and especially if they don't adaquetly prepare for drainage.

Anita said...

Are you guys doing ok? Read on FB the treadmill now works?? Thanking the Lord for even small miracles? :) HUGS to all of you!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Oh, my! I haven't joined FB. You sure seem to be keeping a positive attitude!