Wednesday, September 7, 2011
riders on the storm...
we've been busy cleaning up after Hurricane Irene...
Laster Sunday we had to evacuate and went up to Auntie Linda's... it was dry up there. Trees had fallen in her yard and the power was out, but we were all safe, together and no need for crates! (THANKS A MILLION!!!) While we were there we saw an eagl,
a BIG deer
and heard another HUGE tree fall.... TIIIIIIIMMMMMBER! It was a little scary!!
Me and Haze were really good about not getting to go out for fast fasts and even all week during clean up we've been good. We are bored and want to get out, but there is so much debris and "rat" water still around so we've been relegated to yard play. Haze was so happy playing fetch the other night wif Ma!
Anyway... back to the freakin' storm....we got a text in the afternoon that our basement was flooded and we headed home to see the damage. WOW. We had over 5 feet. Things were floating in the poopie water! The sump pump was working over time and evenchewally died :-( with about 2 feet left to pump! All our stuffs got soaked and ruined. We lost 2 dog beds and TONS of yummy Natural Balance treats!!!
Ma and Da and Grammy have been picking up the pieces, drying out photos, sweeping, mopping and making lists. It's very sad to see them so upset over stuff... We've also been very fortunate to have wonderful family support, friends offering their home, doing laundry and neighbors pitching in carrying things out and cleaning up. We are all in the same boat and even had to cancel our annual block party....boo. :-(
It was just pouring out (again) tonight and the water/river may crest on Friday for the 4th time in a week. Since there's nothing left in the basement but a broken furnace and HWHeater, it's a waiting game for drying out, insurance adjusters and hopefully soon..... a remodel!
Ma and Da always wanted a tiki bar, so maybe there's the silver lining?