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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Sun, Jun. 6th, 2010 10:21 pm
Weather and woes

(I like the Starbucks here that's better than the other one
Cause the other one's not as good)


rmd was understandably stressed the heck out when our basement flooded on top of other repairs needed and such. I went out for more trash bags (not for basement stuff, for back porch stuff) and spotted couldn't possibly miss the downed tree across the street, which did fall inwards toward our neighbors' houses, but, it appears, at the least damaging angle possible to them. It grazed along a drainpipe, took out the dividing fence, and seriously dented the second home's porch roof, but didn't seem to have done any worse structural damage than that.

So, we took a breath and put our own disaster into new perspective. I finally replaced our front porch storm door with a screen, and let in more fresh air. We cleared away other long-overdue trash. We brought in groceries. And booze, which is now chilling in the fridge. And we took a breather.

Then we both went downstairs, to shop-vac the standing water that has gotten ahead of the sump pump's capacity to clear it out. It's sort of a one-person job, at least the vacuuming up water part. But not the heaving water into the work sink part. And definitely not the moral support part. And the standing water's gone except for in one corner now, and we're still going.

So even though it keeps running through my head, it's not at all appropriate to sing


If you need me
I'll be downstairs
With the shop vac
You can call but I probably won't hear you
Because it's loud with the shop vac on
(For heaven's sake it's really loud with the shop vac on)
But you'll be OK
Cause you'll be upstairs
With the TV
You can cry and I probably won't hear you
Because it's loud with the shop vac on

Current Music: Shop Vac, by Jonathan Coulton

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i_leonardo
i_leonardo
Mon, Jun. 7th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)

go, you guys !! excellent coping.
holler if you need more than lj comments, btw.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Mon, Jun. 7th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)

Thank you! With some emergency plumbing it appears the sump pump can keep up now that it has a wider aperture to dump water out of. But we'll be keeping an eye on it.


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browngirl
browngirl
Ayesha
Mon, Jun. 7th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)

Well, that sounds excessively exciting.

*sings along with the shop vac song*


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kjc
kjc
Kelly J. Cooper
Mon, Jun. 7th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)

WOOT for the dealing!

Double WOOT for perspective!


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miss_bowtruckle
miss_bowtruckle
miss_bowtruckle
Wed, Jun. 9th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)

Nothing that requires a shop-vac is good, and therefore, always an appropriate reason to sing. *nods*


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