Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Water Fiasco

So yesterday our area had some crazy rain!  Like not just raining cats and dogs but raining elephants and hippos too!  Sometime between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, our basement got about 1-2 inches of water in it. UURRGGHHH!   The poor dogs are kenneled in the basement while we are gone and they were all wet and not happy!  Luckily, they did forgive me when I gave them their dinner.  Whew – I was worried about them not loving me anymore. J

Ava was a little fussy last night so I couldn't deal with the water.  Ben came home from work last night to deal with the water and check all of his incubating equipment.   Ben started with mopping/sweeping the water out of the house in the cement area.

While I was putting Ava down he ran to town to get a carpet shampooer to suck the water of the carpet. 
For the next 2-3 hours, I used the shampooer to suck the water out of the carpet.  Yes, that just sucked!  I made countless trips outside to empty the water (FITBIT = 6,313 steps, 19 floors)  At 11pm I wasn't getting much water anymore even though the carpet still felt wet.   Ben had just come back with a couple of dehumidifiers to run in addition to our own.   I figured I would go to bed. 

Well, of course, Miss Ava woke up around midnight and was up for another hour before I could get her back to sleep.  I got her to sleep for an hour and then again she woke up.  This time I let Ben take care of her.  He said she was up for another hour before he gave her a bottle and she passed out again.  (Rare middle of night feeding – 9 month growth spurt?)

Anyways, last night was pretty eventful.  Do you have any tricks to deal with carpet or even laminate flooring and water to save the flooring and prevent mold?  Considering the fiasco last night, I am still in a pretty chipper mood today.  Shockingly with the lack of sleep.  Hope your Monday was better than mine!


  1. Ew - boo about the water!

    And you should add me to your fitbit friends!

    1. Will do! I got it after reading all your wednesday post. I am loving it... when I remember to put it on! :)