The water is so bad the neighbors in the bottom picture purchased an industrial pump to try to get the water out of their yard. It ran continuous until 2 this morning.....and now it's running again.
The water is starting to go down. You can see the water mark on the tree from when it was at its highest and this morning you can see the top tip of my new hydrangea bush I planted last week.
Thank you Heather and Kirk for the shop vac (a wedding gift). It has been put to use many times before this, however, this time it's kept us from floating away!
There is a lot of water in the basement and two parts of the wall where the water is literally pouring out in the same fashion as a drinking fountain. Travis was smart and created a drainage system to go from the wall to the floor drain so the water wouldn't just leak all over the basement causing more work for us....him.
So far we've....he's...carried out 160 gallons of water and there's more to come!
We know we aren't alone in this venture, my dad, my mom, our neighbors and friends all have water in their basements too and most worse than us so we are grateful that we have it as 'easy' as we do. Also that our basement is not finished like the rest of the people we know.
It's sure to be a soggy day for everyone, but at least the sun is shining! :)