Special thanks to Roommate Brian and Roommate Nick for tackling the torrential flooding of the House of Rock basement. Last night, as the rain poured down aggressively outside and those last waking thoughts filtered through my consciousness, I remember pausing… “I should check the basement.”
There’s a word for this. There’s a word for that precise moment when you make up your mind to do something, all systems are go… but then you don’t do it. I just spent 15 minutes trying unsuccessfully to hunt it down this word, if anyone knows it, please post it in the comments.
Anyway, I didn’t check the basement. Instead, I fell asleep.
Thankfully, Roommate Brian had to go to the basement to retrieve something. He quickly found 5-8 inches of water. The sump pump had been unable to keep up with the rain + melted snow.
Brian jumped to action, got a new pump, rigged it up, and he and Nick saved as many water perishable items as they could by bringing them up to the garage. Most importantly, Nick’s new motorcycle engine, the HoR furnace, and the water heater were all saved from the destruction. Not so lucky were our packing boxes, and some of my silk screening supplies.
Needless to say, much of tonight is going to be spent trying to recover those items that didn’t do as well against the full wrath of the flood.
Stay dry good readers! Stay dry!