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nowiknow23
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Angry  Posted: 5:03 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

GAH!!!

It flooded a week ago while I was out of town. Got all that cleaned up, ruined stuff carted off to the dump, everything else stowed on high ground, basement scrubbed with bleached - twice - to kill the mildew and stop any mold.

And this morning, it started filling back up with water again due to the overnight rains. Currently 3 inches of water in every corner of the basement. It's less than an inch away from the bottom of the furnace and water heater. It stinks. The sump pump can't keep up.

And? Another downpour just started.

Make it stop. Please?


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- Carlos Santana


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

(((NIK)))


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No longer together

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wifehad5
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Default  Posted: 5:24 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

(((nik)))


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

(((NIK)))


Take up your space (and do it well).

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clba317
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Default  Posted: 5:33 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

When mine flooded last year, I called our local fire department, and they came and pumped it out for me. It is a volunteer department so I gave the a donation. It that something you could do?


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 5:39 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

Ugh!!!!


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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sadtoo
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Default  Posted: 5:39 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

So sorry. this weather is crazy. We had 2" of snow two days ago.


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sometimes the best thing you can do for
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bum.
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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, May 4th (Saturday)

(((nik)))

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rachelc
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Default  Posted: 7:35 AM, May 5th (Sunday)

((NIK)) If you live where I think you live we are gonig through the same thing, although we don't hve water in the basement. Hubby is up in the middle of the night checking on the sump pump...
enough already!


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my Ddays: 1/12, 4/12 broken NC 12/12

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him: (BS/WH)52
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sullymeishadomi
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Default  Posted: 8:37 AM, May 5th (Sunday)

((Nik))


People tell you exactly who they are...why expect them to be what they are not ....will be divorcing the selfish creep.

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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, May 5th (Sunday)

(((NIK)))

I hope that the rain has stopped.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 12:22 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

Rain stopped overnight. The water level is slowly dropping and leaving behind some lovely filthy muck on every surface.

Thanks for the support. I'll stop whining now.


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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welcome14
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Default  Posted: 12:38 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

mine flooded last Sunday. Rained all night and day yesterday, I'm afraid to look. Good news is, I replaced the berber carpet with tile, so just sucked it up with the shop vac, it didn't get to the areas with furniture except the legs of the couches. Luckily, I have concrete block walls with cedar panelling that we sealed with kilz, so no mold for me. Hate, hate, hate this weather....and even though the walls are sealed, it came in over the top of the wall....so no fixing that without retrenching around the foundation to the tune of ten grand or more....ugh. good luck to you today! and praying for the rain to stop for you....


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 12:42 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

Um, are we ready for that sage aura cleanse mabobber now?

(((NIK)))


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:06 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

Um, are we ready for that sage aura cleanse mabobber now?
Yup. My sister is ON it.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 5:45 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

Basement completely drained, power washed, and bleached. Unfortunately, I've got this down to a science.


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 9:47 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

It's a bad thing when the water in the sump pump hole is steaming hot, right?

RIP pump. *sigh*


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, May 6th (Monday)

(((NIK)))


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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, May 6th (Monday)

((((NIK))))


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, May 6th (Monday)

((NIK))


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 9:58 PM, May 6th (Monday)

(((NIK)))

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strawblond30
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Default  Posted: 9:58 PM, May 7th (Tuesday)

Sorry hope all turns out. I lost a wall in my basement not to mention furnace , water heater, washer & dryer. I'm in the worst time of my life right now financially . I hate and want to give up.


Me 39, EX H 40 married 17 years infidelity on both parts . He a serial cheater. I cheated for revenge and ran home to brag. Or make Him mad. He confessed to more affairs after that. We are now divorced living apart . 3 children

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cmego
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Default  Posted: 6:30 AM, May 8th (Wednesday)

Uggg. My Mom has this too, with a very old basement.

Raining cats and dogs here too.

Hope all is better!


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WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17
Divorced

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 6:53 AM, May 8th (Wednesday)

((((strawblond)))) Ugh - I'm so sorry. Have you checked with your homeowner's insurance? I'm renting, and my renter's insurance doesn't cover my loss, but my landlord is paying to repair my W&D. I've got them up on cinder blocks now until I can devise a platform to keep them elevated high enough to keep them out of harm's way.


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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