Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's that Smell?

It has been a tough couple of weeks. I had just started to get back into blogging when the you know what hit the...well... basement!

July 3rd, the day our city celebrated the 4th, we were about to get ready to leave for the fireworks. Andrew thought he smelled something and eventually I smelled it too. We soon discovered the source down in the basement. Our sewer was overflowing up through a drain in the floor. The entire basement was flooded with nasty, nasty, nasty sewer water.

Well, to make a long story short, four other houses on our block were flooded too. There was some sort of block in the city's sewer. They are currently saying they are not liable for all the damage but we are meeting with them Tuesday to hopefully work things out. Please hope/pray for the best! The clean up alone was already around $5000., and that does not include all our things that were destroyed or the repair to our basement walls that were cut off about a foot up.

We have had cleaning guys in and out of the house almost everyday since the flood and are pretty tired, overwhelmed and nervous! I am off now to play Playmobil with a certain little guy. Hope you are counting your blessings as well!

1 comment:

Becky said...

We will be praying for you. Let me know how things pan out on Tuesday.