I've been on-edge recently. The reason is because about two weeks ago
Tecumseh got more water in one night than we typically do in an entire
month. By about a factor of 2. Suffice to say my basement, though
mostly unfinished, was ruined. I lost my office, as well as every
major appliance that my wife and I owned. We can repair the furnace,
but we lost our hot water tank, our washer and dryer, freezer and
In total we took on about two feet of water by the time we were able
to get a hold of the situation. Combined with a near-death scenario
involving electricity (which maybe I'll blog about later) and just
watching my stuff float away while I ferried more stuff to higher
ground, I'm a little frazzled. Still. But it could have been worse.
My neighbour across the street had three feet in his basement. And a
relative of my wife's got an inch of sewage. At least ours was just
rain water. I don't think I'd have been able to handle two feet of
shit wrecking havoc down on me. I'm also lucky that our furnace is
repairable, so that will save us a bit of money.
Anyhow, that concludes this rant. I'm hoping for an uneventful Winter
to recuperate my spirits.