Monday, June 22, 2009

We Got Books

And thank God, they are all safe and dry!

Below, you can see the carpet on the left "floating" above the ground as the industrial strength blower (blue, in the corner) blasts air beneath it.

Fortunately they were able to blow air in underneath the theater seats by cutting a hole in the back wall behind them (through a closet in the bathroom).

Today, the team declared the basement completely dry (the only one of their "jobs" to be dry, they said) and removed all the blowers and dehumidifiers. Papa Rooster stretched all the carpets back into place with the carpet stretcher tool he bought to do the carpet on the platform for the theater seats, and we were able to move all the shelves back into place, in the alcove behind the TV and in his office. Tomorrow, we put all the books and movies back on the right shelves!

The flooding was caused by heavy rains--7 inches in less than 24 hours--and our neighbor said that never in his 52 years in this area has he seen anything like it. Over 800 homes in our area of Kenosha were flooded! So it seems unlikely that we will have continual issues with flooding in the future, especially since we were relatively unscathed in this trial. The only thing we are throwing out is the gazebo, while our neighbors' driveways are lined with trash bags and carpet rolls. It's been a hassle and a big expense, but we have a lot of reasons to be thankful!

No, we didn't get pictures of the flood itself, because it was dark when we arrived home, and by the next morning, the water was all gone.


Mrs. Smith said...

PRAISE GOD! I'm so glad you all didn't get flooded out. phew!

Heather said...

I'm glad everything worked out and you were able to save your books!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Some friends of ours across the lake were one of only 10 homes in their subdivision not to have damage from this storm. They had 7" of rain there.

I'm glad you were able to rescue everything and not have to redo all the work on the theater seats!! What a hassle that would have been.

MomCO3 said...

Goodness. If that all's not overwhelming, I don't know what it. I guess you're prepared for what will happen running a drama camp for teens!

Hen Jen said...

so sorry this happened to you, but really glad to hear that you didn't lose are your things down there, specially the books and theater seats.