We finally got a pool…

…in the basement.

We were planning to have a nice relaxing weekend, keep it low-key.  Friday night we went to dinner in town and then to the bar for a few beers. There weren’t that many people out, but it was nice to let loose a little and relax after the long week.

Saturday morning J and I slept in and decided we were just going to lay around all day and watch Game of Thrones. It stormed pretty bad on Friday night so J wouldn’t have to go work, which is always nice.  But as we were talking I kept hearing water. It wasn’t raining anymore – it was bright and sunny.

The water sound wasn’t coming from outside, it was coming from the foot of water standing in our basement.

Water up to J's knees

Water up to J’s knees

Neither J nor I knew what to do.  So after spending about an hour with my best friend Google, we figured out we needed a pump, which thankfully J has from all of his farming. Getting all of that water out probably took at least 2 hours.  Then I set up two fans and a dehumidifier so it doesn’t get moldy. Not the way I wanted to spend my Saturday afternoon.

After all of that drama, we decided to go swimming and drink a few beers at a neighbor’s pond.  It was a much-needed break and fun time that we needed.  There’s nothing like a cold beer and a warm pond on a hot day.  But we noticed it was starting to lightning so we left since the vehicle we took doesn’t have a roof.

And of course there is like 4 more inches of water in the basement! We spent all morning getting it out again. I guess we need to call someone to take a look at the basement and see why it’s coming in.

Being a homeowner is hard folks, I never know what to do (just kidding we rent the house). Wish us luck!

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