Sunday, September 26, 2010

Getting my feet wet

No, literally, we were getting our feet wet.

In case you missed the news, Wisconsin was hit with a lot of rain the past couple of days. Unfortunately, many of us found it wanting to visit our homes and experiencing the joys of flooding in one form or another. Although we live on the top of one of the biggest hills in the area, there is an underground spring and our water table sits high. This past Thursday, with the help of an overheated sump pump, it sat higher than usual and our basement flooded. We were very lucky and it was not as bad as many of our neighbors and friends, but as many know who have experienced flooding or water damage of any kind, a little water is still a very expensive and extensive amount of water to remove. Add to that the fact that Madison suffers with severe Asthma and is highly allergic to mold. Although we called immediately to get the Water Extraction crew to our home, they were so busy that it was still 24 hours before we moved to the top of the list (which was shockingly fast actually). During that short time, mold had already tried to form and they got to work to rid us of the pesky stuff. Luckily we're on our way. It will still be a while before our house is put back together. Our basement is completely finished (usually) and houses our family room, play room, Caleb's bedroom and bathroom, and a storage room.

I'm very frustrated by the loss and expense, but reminded that these are just material things and our family is safe and well, which is what is most important. Things will return to normal soon enough.

My positive attitude has nothing to do with the fact that no yarn or fabric was damaged in the flooding. I'm sure of it. I think.


Sharalea said...

We've been thinking about everyone up there!! I'm so sorry you've had damage to your home--what a stressful experience! I hope it is drying out now and you don't have any more trouble with it. NO MORE RAIN FOR WiSCONSIN!!

Jessica said...

Oh no, my bedroom!
I'm so sorry you're going through this. I hope the process is not too frustrating and that everything is back to normal--or better--very soon.

Thérèse said...

Ugh - I've been there and it's a mess(our house has been flooded twice over the years). Hope things are back to normal quickly!

Carrie#K said...

Of course the lack of damaged fiber has nothing to do with your sanguine attitude. It's all about fortitude.

That said, yikes!! That sounds awful.

Larissa said...

So sorry to hear about all the water. Hope the water extraction guys do their job and get your home all nice and dry soon.