Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Water, Water Everywhere

Well, the plans for our nearly-finished basement changed today as we worked to move everything out and it filled with 10.5 inches of water. As of now we're down to just over an inch with two sump pumps and another gas-powered pump working constantly.

This is what the creek looked like at Mom and Dad's house. This was a couple hours after the dam was closed and it had actually receded a bit already.This is Buckskin Creek that runs along the eastern side of our property.A view of Paint Creek from the bridge on Route 41.Good thing we decided to pull up the carpet. We got about half of it up. We'll see if any is salvagable.This was the measurement around noon. It doubled in the next couple of hours before we were able to get the third pump going.We are pretty disappointed this evening, but also so thankful for our family and friends who pitched in to help us out this morning. I just keep reminding myself it's all material and doesn't really matter. The boys are healthy and happy and we still have a comfortable and safe house...upstairs!


Megan Lloyd said...

and not a drop to drink!
Ohhh, I hope it gets better and STOPS raining!

J, H, A and M said...

Oh geez Erin. I am so sorry to hear this. Wow...those pictures of the creek are crazy! It has to be up to the knee tree!