the great flood of 2009

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Last night, I put a final load of laundry in the washing machine. Ironically, a load of towels. I headed off to bed while Greg, thankfully, stayed downstairs and watched tv. Around 11 pm, Greg woke me up and told me that we had a little problem. Evidently, the washing machine got stuck on the rinse cycle and flooded the laundry room with gallons and gallons of water. So much water that it had begun to seep under walls and invade the surrounding bathroom, closet and our beloved living room. Greg began soaking up water with what few extra towels we had on hand. I made a late night trip to the local 24-hour Walmart for extra towels, 24 of the cheapest towels they had for sale. And let me tell you, the people that shop at Walmart after 11 pm are s-c-a-r-y. Hours later we had the standing water taken care of. This morning after a call to our insurance agent, I was beginning to feel that all would not be horrible. They sent over a company that specializes in water disasters. After sucking up copious amounts of water with their magic machinery, we now have base boards removed, three industrials fans blowing, and two huge dehumidifiers working at full blast. In fact they keep tripping the circuit. It’s kind of like our own “Lost” task. Every 108 minutes one of has to flip the circuit breaker. So now the fans will blast and in three days they will decide if the carpet and linoleum need to be removed and replaced. I also got to spend some time at one of my favorite places, the laundromat. Had to get all of the towels up there clean and dry. I like that you can get a lot of laundry done fast at one of these places. I just wish they weren’t so icky inside. What a day…

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Phil says:

    Well the good news is that you can donate all the extra towels to the animal shelter. They always need towels.

    Hope everything works out OK. Was Tucker swimming??

  2. Patty says:

    Stoooopid washing machine! Grrrr!

  3. Keith says:

    Sorry to hear that. We’ve had a few sump pumps give and have had 4-6″ of standing water in basement..not fun I can tell you..

  4. michael says:

    NEXT TIME WAIT AND GO TO WAL-MART AT 3AM
    MORE THAN SCARY
    HOPE TUCKER HAS A DRY SPOT

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