The past couple of days.

The past couple of days have been a bit crazy.  We knew they would be but mother nature has taken it too a different level.  We had it set to fix the water problems in our garage, install a new sump pump and put in an egress window.  Fixing the water problem went smoothly.  They dug trenches around, installed a new drainage system and then cover it back up again.  They then hooked up a new sump pump.  We only bought a new main pump from them and planned on using our old backup pump for when we don’t have electricity.  Then….mother nature decided to help us out.  It started to rain…then downpour…and then …well, I don’t know what comes next but it was the next level of rain.  There was lots of water coming in, sump pump was working great and then the lights went out.  No electricity.  With no backup pump.  Luckily the work crew was still here.  They stayed an extra 40 minutes to bail water while installed their battery backup system which I didn’t pay for so that we can use that until we have time to install our old one.  I was very grateful for them going out of their way to help me out.  When the storm was done we ended up getting about 3 1/2 inches. IMG_9039They were also going to bury the outside pipe to drain the water away from the house but they didn’t get to that yet.  As for the egress window, the next day the work started with a mess which we expected.  IMG_9052Yes this is the downstairs bedroom that has to be ready for our foreign exchange student that is coming in less then 3 weeks.  Don’t worry, it actually cleaned up pretty quickly and the window looks great.  The problem….yes mother nature decided to dump yet another 3.2 inches on us to make the hole they dug a soupy mess.  They tried to back fill it today but all of our clay turned into a hard lump that was unmovable.  The work crew decided they couldn’t do anything until it dried out some so off they went.   Mmmm… not sure how we are going to get this cleaned up.  IMG_9054


About tochinaandbackagain

I am a stay at home mom to two very active boys and soon we will bring home two Chinese twin girls with cleft lip and palate issues. I spend my day trying to be the best parent and wife I can be with God leading the way.
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