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Tuesday 19 March 2019


So the last week started out well. We were going great guns on the upstairs bathroom! The tiles were all in place and we have the ceiling wallpapered.
It looks great. All that's left is the shower walls, finishing the plumbing and the vanity... ok and the trim!
Really those should have been quick but noooooOOooOOOoooo..... Instead it decided to rain over 40mm in a few hours which with our sump pump setup it was totally overwhelmed and our basement flooded. Not like a few inches... not a foot no; no it had to flood over 3 feet! It was so deep I couldn't touch the bottom with my toes in my gumboots.
We had to go to town (and sat in front of the home hardware doors waiting for them to open; omg at least it wasn't Sunday) and buy a new pump which took all day to drain the water enough for me to get down there and drill a hole through the wall so we could stick the sump pump hose out and run it across the front yard. There was literally a small creek flowing into the basement from several spots in the basement walls.
So we had to take a few days to clean out the few things that were down there (The pressure washer, dehumidifier, and space heater thankfully not plugged in... I wonder if any of it will survive when it's dried out?) And then shovel out 4 wheelbarrows worth the dirt off the floor. It's still a mess down there but at least with a few buckets of gravel the sump pump is sorted out and *hopefully* it'll keep the flooding under control. The big thing now is when the ground warms up enough for me to dig a trench for us to install a weeping tile and dry well near the ditch downhill from the house.

We're in Shellburn right now where mum is showing off her wares to a shop that might consign her jewelry.

Tomorrow it's back to finish installing the shower...

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