Basements Shouldn’t Be Swimming Pools!

rain down on window

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This morning I got up and went about my regular Saturday morning routine. I noticed, while in the kitchen, that the water pressure seemed sort of weak. I told my husband. He went down to the basement to check the pump.

Splash.

He found out that our basement had nearly six feet of water in it! Good grief.

It continues to rain. And the entire area is under a flood warning. The ground is saturated.

So is our basement.

What a mess.

Sigh.

I decided that I could worry and be upset about this whole occurrence…

It certainly would be easy to get angry…

But….I’ve been disciplining myself over the past several weeks.

Daily eucharisteo.

Giving thanks.

Is today’s mess frustrating? Yes.

A pain in the neck? Definitely.

It could have been worse.  But, it wasn’t.

Thanks on the good days. Thanks on the not as good days.

Each day there are things to be thankful for.

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2 thoughts on “Basements Shouldn’t Be Swimming Pools!

  1. Hej Dawn, what a wonderful blog – a real joy to read and very uplifting. I feel for you with the water in your basement. After our swimming pool experience in our basement in January we had new drainage put in all around the house. Typical of Mother Nature though it’s refused to rain here in Copenhagen for weeks now, so we don’t know if the new drainage works! Have a wonderful Sunday, Jacqui

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