We finally got it all cleaned off after 3 weekends and a lot of sweat and tears (ok it wasn't that bad but it did suck) Now we (and by that I mean DH) just need to put the roof back together. We also have a trampoline with a mesh net surrounding it. Last fall we had terrible winds that blew it across the yard and broke one of the poles so it is use able if they only jump on half of it. Then to top it off our landscaping STILL isn't done and since it won't stop raining it doesn't look like it is going to be anytime soon. There are huge tire runts in the backyard from machinery getting stuck. The grass has grown on top of it so we can't see when we are mowing and get stuck. My husband finally just stayed close since I was getting stuck every few minutes. The front yard has no grass at all. The ditch is full of water and we have frogs that croak all.night.long....loudly.. I try to pretend I am camping but it's not quite working.
On the side of the house we do have a little area of grass I am able to put the water slide and pool up. I just didn't dream after a full year of putting the house here we would still not be done. I am a do-er so this waiting drives me mad. However we have has severe (as in more tornado's and super high winds) for the past few days so it isn't looking like it is going to get better any time soon. I looked at the forecast for next week and all 7 days we are suppose to have rain again. With the temps in the high 80's.. Uhmmm I think we forgot to have spring this year.
Let me tell ya, THAT was a fun couple of days. Luckily my husband and I were able to get everything up and nothing got ruined. It was just A.L.O.T of work cleaning it all out. Our insurance decided to deny the claim since we didn't have flood insurance. Gotta love insurance companies. We figured we took out 60 gallons of water in the one bedroom! I don't even to know how much water there was in all.
In my mad dash to get everything moved up to higher ground (and get pictures) I didn't get a shot of my sweet delicate proper girls during the flood. Where were they you ask??
In the bathroom floor, naked, "swimming" in the ice cold muddy water.
At least someone thought is was fun.
Oh and in case you are worried...My terrific FIL came the next weekend, installed a new sump pump and finished the job the plumber can't seem to show up to finish. While my yard is drenched at least my basement is staying nice and dry.