Sunday afternoon we came home from our weekend of camping / Try-A-Tri to discover that our basement had flooded. I’m talking the entire freakin’ basement. Toronto had some flash flooding / major storm. We got hit hard. So did our neighbours.
I told The Husband to throw the camping supplies in the driveway, I would take care of the unpacking and to haul ass to Home Depot to get a shop-vac.
Chris spent the next 8 HOURS trying to suck the water out of our finished basement carpet as I moved belongings out into the halls.
At one point I almost broke down crying. Chris is definitely my hero this week…serious brownie points for the guy. I gave up around 10pm and went to bed. He continued until midnight.
The scope of the job is just way too big for the two of us to handle on our own. We had to call in reinforcements. Looks like we are going through insurance on this bad boy! Sucks for us – not looking forward to paying, cough $3K cough, to fix this disaster…but what can you do. Major shout out to our incredible insurance agent over at State Farm. She was most helpful…even on a Sunday at 7:30pm. Now that’s what I call service.
On the bright – at least this didn’t happen when we were in France. Could you imagine?