Needless to say, thanks to the remnants of some tropical lady named Nicole, any plans we had for this weekend are shot.
My home sits in an area with a very high water table, and even with two sump pumps running full throttle, they could not keep up with the torrential downpour. The high water alarm went off at around 2 a.m., and even though I had the second pump running in less than 5 minutes...it was too late. Fortunately, we did have enough time to get all the electronic gizmos up on countertops, and although we ended up with a good 3" of water throughout the entire basement, I'm hoping our losses will be limited.
The rain has stopped right now, and from what I can see, the sump pumps are finally winning the battle and the basement should be ready for the clean-up to begin in several hours.
If any empty Cabot water tankers are in my neck-of-the-woods, please feel free to stop by and fill 'er up. Considering it looks like you'll be forking out some $12M to the folks in Dimock to get them hooked up to a municipal water supply, I'll cut you a break on the price per gallon.
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I'll be offline for a couple of days, folks. Enjoy your weekend.