Thursday, April 18, 2013

Things on a Thursday

Things around here are quite soggy this morning!
 
 
We have been dealing with round after round of thunderstorms since yesterday morning.
 
 
 
 
 
They continued through out the night.
 
We were up around 4 a.m. to check the sump pump in the basement.
 
It had been pumping non-stop all night long. It was keeping up, but the pipeliner decided to add another little pump to help it along.
 
Then we put the plug in the basement drain.
This little plug has been a life saver!!
A little water had already seeped in. Nothing that the shop vac couldn't handle.
 
A few years back we lost a whole furnished basement while we were off pipelining!
 
I never want to go through that again!
 
I just got back from taking a walk around the neighborhood.
 
Not good!
 
 
 
Lots of people with garden hoses stuck out of their basement windows.
 
 
The pond continues to rise.
 
One of the neighbors paddle boat floated toward our house.
 
 
Our dock is standing up out of the water.
 



The people in the house across the pond have been erecting a sandpile wall. Hoping to stop the water from coming in their house.
 
I sure hope it doesn't get that high!
 
 
But its getting close!
 
Mother Nature, turn off those April showers,
we have plenty for our May flowers!
 
Liz
 
 


19 comments:

  1. I hope it doesn't get that high for you! My sister is up in Plainfield and it's in her house now.

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    1. Oh I feel so sorry for her! That is such a huge cleanup. Hope they are safe!

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  2. Oh my!! That's a whole lotta rain all at once! I hope it slacks off for you guys!

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    1. Thankfully it has finally stopped!

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  3. Yuck...try to stay safe and dry!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Thankfully we have stayed dry and the rain has stopped!

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  4. Oh yes we do indeed!! Isn't this just crazy??? I hope you all dry up quick. We have the fans going right now and the carpet is up. Just praying that this next round does not come through!!!

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  5. Those are some menacing looking skies.
    Love spring but not the serious weather it brings.

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    1. I am not a fan of thunder storms. Thankfully no severe weather, just lots of rain!

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  6. I'm glad you were able to keep your basement dry. That would have been awful if it had flooded. That is a lot of rain that fell. Hope it dries out soon.

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    1. The rain has stopped thankfully! Now we just need some sunshine to dry things up.

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  7. I hope it stops raining and the water recedes quickly.

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    1. It has stopped raining finally! I feel very thankful because there are a lot of people nearby that have major flooding in their homes. Very sad!

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  8. What a mess! Hope it stops raining! We have been under a heavy rainfall warning for 24 hours now, in northeastern Ontario, more heavy rain tonight! Better than snow though!

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    1. The rain has finally stopped! I can't imagine if this would have been snow. Yikes!!

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  9. We've had quite a bit of rain lately too.
    I don't know what part of the country you're in...but I hope it's not too cold there too! We've had 'cold and rainy'...a little unseasonal for us in Texas.
    Glad it has stopped and the basement is dry.
    Take care!

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    1. We are in northern Illinois. It has been a cold and rainy spring around here. I am so ready for some warm weather!! Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy your blog!

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  10. Do you have to pump out your basement every year? Man, that must be so stressful to have to deal with!

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    1. Thankfully we have only had to pump out our basement once, but once was one to many times! Thanks for stopping by!

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