Friday, July 26, 2013

Lots of rain and scary looking storms this year.

And just because I think she is just to cute for words. My little Cowgirl!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Busy days of Summer

What a summer it has been for us. We have been going nonstop all summer long and every time we think we might get a few days to do NOTHING, something happens.  Koda started the summer excited for tball but ended up only having 3 games total. All the other games were cancelled due to storms or flooding. It was a complete mess out there but he had fun regardless!
There he is #5 at first base! Go Falcons!
Well the biggest mess for us was floods. We live on top of a hill but that didn't even save us. Nobody stays high and drive when 9 inches of rain gets dumped on you in a matter of hours. Even though we have a sump pump and a septic pump it wasn't enough to save the basement. The sump pump couldn't keep up and water started pouring in through the sump pump well. In a matter of just 10 minutes we had 4 inches of water covering our entire basement. Somehow we managed to save most of our items but all the new flooring that had just been put in was destroyed. Over $10,000 worth of damage. Ugh

Trust me, it could have been a whole lot worse. Thankfully the septic didn't back up and the septic pump and the sump pump kept pumping the entire time. It stopped the water from getting over 4 inches and it kept nasty sewage from entering the house....although the water that did enter through the sump was awful. It smelled like rotten eggs!

Shortly after the flood, we went to Storm Lake for the 4th of July and celebrated the girls birthday. We really had a good time and the girls had a blast. Wish we could have stayed there and never returned to the stinky flood mess. Oh well, it was nice to get away from it even though it was only for a short time.

The rest of the summer has been filled with super hot days and lots of work. We are slowly putting in the new flooring in the basement, which is in fact 100% waterproof.  Really don't want to have to ever replace it again.  The kids are trying to sneak in as much as possible while they can. School starts in a month and it really seems way to soon.