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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

We survived the night

I didn't fall asleep until after 2:30 this morning, after I assured myself that I had done everything I could do to protect the house from the groundwater that was seeping in from every direction. I woke up three hours later to find that the situation was not much worse than when I went to bed. My pumps had held the water steady in the unfinished part of the basement, and my towel dams had helped to contain the water that had intruded in other parts. Fortunately I just went through a major cleanup this weekend whose primary focus was to get non-waterproof stuff out of contact with the floor.

Don't know when I'll get to work today, which is unfortunate because we've got a major project going through right now. But all of the roads between here and there may not even be open. I'll have to keep pumping and play it by ear.

1 comment:

anne said...

Glad to hear you made it through ok. Also glad to hear that you were able to get your belongings out of the way of the water.

We're actually south of you - well southwest, I guess - in Schuylkill County. Our area was clobbered but our house actually fared pretty well. Water through the basement but we have that on a good day so no big deal there. A few extra leaks here and there but nothing major.

The worst part of the night was when I (stupidly) walked through a room without turning the light on and rammed my toe into a step ladder. Judging by the black/purple hue, and the pain, I think it's probably broken. Just another casualty...