Saturday, March 27, 2010

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

My amazing fiance snuck downstairs when I fell asleep on the couch. He cut some new boards for our pantry shelves so that we just about doubled our storage space. He also cleaned both turtle tanks for us. On top of that, he started washing clothes.

That was where things went wrong.

I woke up, started reorganizing the pantry, and decided to finish it tomorrow. He put the laundry in the washer and we both went upstairs to watch a movie. Halfway through the movie, he realized that he didn't put the drain pipe for the washer back into the utility sink after cleaning the turtles.

For the second time in six months, our basement has flooded.

So we both went down and cleaned everything. I am thankful that none of it made it over to the carpeted side this time. But we did lose some boxes from our dishes, and we soaked a bunch of our belongings. The water made it into the pantry (through the door) and wet the labels on the cans I hadn't finished stocking.

We've decided to ask *B*'s uncle to install a drain for us in the utility side of the basement. That should keep our flood damage under control, though we'll continue to keep our flood incidences down. On the good side - maybe this drowned the ants that were starting to come inside. No one told me being a homeowner was so difficult :o)

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