And the Flooding Don’t Stop ’til 4 in the Morning

It’s one o’clock in the morning and guess what I just finished doing?
I just finished frantically moved things all over the garage to make sure there wasn’t anything on the ground that could be destroyed by water because…


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We were laying on the couch, watching Jerry Mcguire when the sound of the pounding rain made me panic and I was all “PigHunter! Go check and make sure there isn’t any water getting into the garage!”
He let out a loud “Napoleon Dynamite” type sigh and rolled his eyes because, woman please. AS IF.
Then, he casually walked down the hall and opened the garage door.
He was quiet for a good 5 minutes, which led me to believe that I was being a freak (kinda like how I was being a freak about my thyroid! JUST WORK OUT MORE! HAHA.) and that there wasn’t going to be any flooding in the garage.
Then, he spoke.
“Uh. Um. Water’s getting into the garage.”
Now, remember, I called the police about a swarm of bees! So, I want you to try to imagine how I freaked out.
“OH MY GOD FLOOD IN THE GARAGE OUR THINGS DON’T WANT THEM TO GET RUINED WHO SHOULD WE CALL I’M SCARED HELP, JESUS, HELP!”
We came up with a plan to stop the rush of water, but it only slowed it down a little bit.
PigHunter is currently outside digging a make shift drain down the hill in the backyard. And me? I am keeping an eye on the rising waters and coming up with genius ideas to KEEP THE EFFING WATER OUT.

27 thoughts on “And the Flooding Don’t Stop ’til 4 in the Morning

  1. Kelley

    Wine. The only thing that helps in this situation. Oh and gumboots.
    For Gods sake woman make sure that it doesn’t get any where near the wirey thingy majobbies for the INTERNET CONNECTION!!!!
    Oh the humanity if the computer goes down. I am rocking in the corner at the very thought…..

  2. Veronica

    Okay, whatever you do, do NOT do what I did last time we flooded.
    Do NOT stick towels and sheets in the way of the water to slow it down/soak it up. It may work, but my god, you will be washing for days.
    Tell PH to dig faster!!!

  3. Amanda Regan (madamspud169)

    Sometimes being able to say (yet again)
    1) I told you so
    2) See, I knew I was right
    3) If you’d listened to me this wouldn’t have happened
    4) I’m right
    Sometimes it just doesn’t feel as good as usual to be right ALL the time!

  4. Amanda Regan (madamspud169)

    Sometimes being able to say (yet again)
    1) I told you so
    2) See, I knew I was right
    3) If you’d listened to me this wouldn’t have happened
    4) I’m right
    Sometimes it just doesn’t feel as good as usual to be right ALL the time!

  5. Stimey

    This happened in our basement a while back. We could actually see the spigot-like entrance of the water. It was so sad. We also stacked things on laundry baskets.

  6. Mama DB

    We had some flooding in our garage yesterday too but not too bad. It was raining sideways, seemed as though from the ground up at one point last night!

  7. norm

    That looks just like my garage!
    Of course my genius wife and children left the garage door open. After I cautioned them not to when I left for work in the morning. Nothing I love more than people who think they’re smarter than me getting angry at me for calling their attention to their own slick moves.

  8. Incognito

    Oh Y! I’ll keep you in my thoughts and pray that the stupid weather chills out!!! Keep us posted please! I’ll be worried.

  9. Redneck Mommy

    Is it wrong of me to say looking at those pictures I’m glad I only have to worry about being snowed in and not rained out?
    Good luck. I’d offer to sandbag or shovel for ya, but distance prevents my chivalry. Instead have a glass of wine and toast your future dry-ness.

  10. Joelle

    Is anywhere local offering sandbags? you could shove sandbags or big bags of potting soil along the base of the garage door to prevent further flooding. Or , at least, slow it down considerably. Just an idea! :)

  11. sylvia

    “For Gods sake woman make sure that it doesn’t get any where near the wirey thingy majobbies for the INTERNET CONNECTION!!!!”
    Listen to her, she speaks sense. Then get wine.

  12. Neil

    Oh crap. That sucks. That happened to us last year. I don’t know if you are having the same problem of stuff leaking in from under the garage door, but you can add this cheap rubber barrier to block some of the water from coming in, and the car can still go over it.

  13. Kristin

    & when the rain finally stops you must PLANT! plant like a crazy person all sorts of xeriscape ground cover… and send the bill to mr. landlord.
    so here’s to staying dry – cheers! (drinking! no judging!)

  14. heather

    This sucks SO badly! I am so sorry for you guys! I hope it gets resolved soon…. there’s got to be some way to keep the water out!

  15. Helen

    I should probably apologise because I am told my visit to So Cal broke a drought ….hate the fact that we were there for 3 weeks and had only 3 or 4 days of good weather. Funny ( or not) that now we are back home it is still plishing it down here AND there. Darn it. Our front room is leaking, right over my sofa, where I like to lie when everyone has gone to bed. Stupid landlady, 4 months it’s been piddling on me.
    Did it stop raining yet as I took so long to reply?? I hope so.

  16. demondoll

    Oh, no!
    I hope everything stayed safe and dry. Our area supplies sandbags and such for emergencies, and PH was right in digging a run-off ditch.
    Did you contact the landlords? I would, just to let them know…

  17. BookMamma

    You people are forgetting the most important thing… CHOCOLATE to go WITH the wine!!!
    Dear God I can’t imagine the freak-out I would have had… is all well and on life rafts?

  18. Dorothy Stahlnecker

    Oh my gosh, three years ago, we had 3 feet of water in our basement..we had just closed on the house..and I immediately wanted to move…We are the only house that must have had a bad sump pump and it was an unusual 100 year rain..
    I still shutter when I think of the the things we couldn’t get out of the basement that floated…you never forget the awful water…
    My best, for cleanup
    Dorothy from grammology
    remember to call gram
    http://grammology.com

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