Saturday, June 21, 2008

Topping the Levee

If you were wondering about the floods here in MO the answer is yes the weaver household was affected. At approximately 5:30 pm the levee overflowed it porcelain banks allowing a river of soapy water to flow for about an hr into the basement, hallway & guestroom with damaging water of up to two inches in parts. The source was a clog in the main pipes. The chain of events leading up to the flood are as follows:

5pm:
Katchen while doing some wedding flowers is inspired by her husband who is outside mowing the lawn. Deciding that the overflowing mess heap formerly known as the Weaver residence needed some tlc & the fact that Israel had no more underwear she went to work. First task was cleaning the bathroom. Deep scrubbed the shower and sprayed vinegar all over the shower doors to let sit. Went and threw in a load of laundry.
5:30pm:
noticed a waterfall sound downstairs but thought that it was just a "hadn't done laundry in so long forgot what it sounds like".
5:45pm:
Kurto comes in with Israel. Katchen goes upstairs to go to the bathroom, smells the vinegar and begins with the pregnancy thing (ie. barfs!) Hears from below
"Oh no! Oh no!"
5:47pm: runs downstairs to a flooded basement room, kitchen & laundry room.
5:49pm: after starting to mop up the floor decided to check the guest room
5:50pm: (some nice dialogue ensues) then trying to clean up the two inches of water
5:59pm: A very nauseous Katchen and a very tired Kurto decide to laugh. What more could be done.
6:30pm: turn the fans on
8pm: off to bed

Now there is a plumber in my house making it all better. My wedding is over, my dishes are stacked up everywhere, my piles of laundry are now piles of wet towels & my son still has no underwear. But hey that's what swim trunks are for right?
Tomorrow will be a new day.

5 comments:

Christina said...

wow! lots of activity over there at your house!!!

Shealynn Benner said...

Oh boy! I thought you meant that your house was affected by the real levee! Sorry to hear about the flood anyway! It's a bummer either way! Although, I bet it didn't smell like the real levee water does, so that's a good thing! ;)

Ricci said...

Yikes! Glad you were able to laugh about it. Hope all is getting back to normal. Early pregnacy sucks for you doesn't it, hopefull that part will be over soon.

Marci Lewellen said...

I am so sorry this happened... we can have a basement clean up party... :)

Shealynn Benner said...

You due later than expected? Your babystrology changed...