Big apologies for not posting for a while. We have been keeping busy especially with the recent winds and rain that have been coming through. The nice things is that mother nature is doing some of the work for us by knocking down some trees. haha. Anyways, the reason we have not posted lately is that last week we learned the hard way that you should check your sump pump every now and then to ensure it is working properly.
Last week we went into the basement to grab something and realized that our entire basement was flooded with about 6 inches of water covering the floor. The upsetting part is that we are pretty sure it had been this way for several days but since we do not visit the basement very often we did not notice until a ton of damage was already done. The basement is partially finished in drywall and we have to rip all of that out after we got the water drained. Turns out that our sump pump was very old and it quit working at some point in time but since we have not had a lot of rain lately it wasn’t a problem. Just one bad day of rain and the basement was done for and we are out a pretty decent chunk of change.
We had to call an emergency water damage company to help us remove the water and after we got the basement all dried out we also had to call out a plumber to remove and replace our pump. Neither of these were cheap which has really put us behind. I guess we will just need to work that much harder on the tree farm now that we are in a warmer season. We have had set backs many times before and we have come to accept that they are a part of life. Dwelling on them is not gonna do a bit of good so we keep moving forward until the next hiccup and over time we make progress. We are a proud family and resilience is the trait that we are most proud of. We will try to get back to posting soon. Thank you for your support and understanding during our little break.