August 19, 2007

Serpent in Paradise

You know they say, every paradise has it's serpent. Well, I found mine today.

Actually, I kinda sorta knew about it, but now, yeah - we've been formally introduced.

Oh, now, wait a minute. I'm not talking a REAL serpent. I'm bein' metaphorical.

I found my "problem".....

And it's in my basement........

Right now......

Despite the fact that I've just spent the last hour tryin' to get rid of it.

That damned wall is seepin' again. And with the amount of rainfall we're getting, and due to get, I'm tryin' hard to stay ahead of it.

Damp, soggy, DAMNIT!!!

So I guess the upside of this is I'm getting a hell of a work out with the wet vac. The down side is, I'm leaving tomorrow. Not thrilled with the idea of two more days of rain and me not here to carry on the battle.

And before you say anything, there is nothing the "caretakers" can do until things dry out, til it stops raining.

But I ain't givin' up!!! This is NOT book XI of Paradise Lost.

Posted by Tammi at August 19, 2007 08:16 AM | TrackBack

Our basement wall leaked this year, too.

Two things you can do immediately:
1 - Check your eaves. Clean them out.
2 - Make sure your downspouts are clear, and they need to carry the water several yards away from your foundation. Go get some sort of extender if you need it.

In short, you need to get the rain away from your foundation.

Good luck, sweetheart.

Posted by: Roses at August 19, 2007 08:48 AM

Generally I accept all blame for water incidents in homes, but I've never been to your home, so you cannot blame me!

Good luck with it.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at August 19, 2007 10:55 AM

ugh. that sucks.

Posted by: sarahk at August 20, 2007 06:33 AM

On the bright side, I've heard that the amount of rain we've gotten this month shatters every single record that's ever been kept, so it's not likely you'll see such a soggy stretch again for 100 years.

Once it's over, it's over.

Posted by: Harvey at August 25, 2007 09:41 AM
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