We have been out of town for 3 weeks (and having a marvelous time). While out of town we missed 79 inches of snow. 2 days before we came home, it warmed up and decided to melt ALL that snow (WELL MOST of it). Aaron and I drove home from Seattle to Spokane Friday. I knew there were be a lot of flooding around, but I didn't expect it in my basement! So we got home Friday night and my basement was FULL of water (a few inches in some spots). Our floor is uneven down there, which sort of worked to our advantage, since the water gravitated toward the dips in the floor and NOT everywhere else. We instantly went to go buy a shop-vac, which we went to 3 different stores to find one. While out, we were starving so we thought we would buy a take and bake pizza...ALL the stores were out of the ALL kinds (except cheese).
Two hours later we finally bought a shop vac and some pizza. When we got home Landon started screaming hysterically and we couldn't figure out why. Half hour later we discovered he had a NASTY diaper rash, not to mention a huge cold coming on.
While Aaron was trying to park the car he got the car stuck on a mound of snow (right in front of our house). It SERIOUSLY would not BUDGE. We shoveled and shoveled and poured on hot water etc. after a half hour we finally got it out. We finally ate at 8:30 and then tried to find the kids beds under all the mess. They finally fell asleep around 10:00 and then Aaron (and Landon) and I started on the basement with Landon crying the whole time. Not too much was ruined...just a bunch of the kids old clothes got wet and a lot of ruined boxes. At 12:00 I was to tried, stressed and grumpy to do anything else. So after drivng home from Seattle, spending $100 on a shop vac, driving around to find a dinner, eating dinner SO late, unpacking, laundry dealing with screaming children and a diaper rash, a flooded basement, a stuck car, an EXTREMELY messy house, I cried a bit and we went to bed.
I am actually not writing this to complain...now that it has been a few days and we are slowly getting back to normal, I just wanted to share our adventures! Never a dull moment around here. Aaron went back to Seatown last night. I am sooo glad he came back with me...I couldn't have handled it by myself! We threw out all of our carpet in the basement and cleaned up a lot of stuff. It's still leaking a little but we now have it all under control. Now that the basement is trashed, does anyone want to buy our house??? :0) We might take it off the market for a few weeks until it returns to normal...