Iowa weather just hasn’t been in our favor throughout this house remodel. First off we were suppose to be first on the everyone’s schedule this spring….then we had a LONG cold winter pushing back the starts of most everything. Then we had a wet spring that delayed things even more.
Now when we have all the crews ready to go….RAIN. Not just little rain…torrential rain. Reports for our area vary widely…at the time I am writing this we’ve gotten about 7 inches of rain in the last three days and it’s still raining.
If you look in the upper right I put a little purple star on the map..that’s where I live and all the rain you see on the radar is about to move right over us. We had rain all night.
Hubby’s scanner continues to squawk and report road closures, rescue departments out trying to rescue cattle stranded in high waters, fires due to lightning and the like. It’s a mess..with more coming.
Not knowing how severe the rains would be this week-on Sunday Hubby started on the next step at the house….Cutting away the old addition so that the excavation crew can come and remove it. See the gap he’s cut??
Here’s a closer picture.
Well the 7+ inches of rain have poured into the gap. There is water in our basement…everything is damp. I don’t really care it effects the part that is being removed but even some of the good part of the house is getting a bit of water as the rain comes in at odd angles.
Sadder that all of that…today was the day for the excavator guy to come. UGH. Yet another delay.
As I am writing this my Hubby just called. They have to go immediately to the meat locker where we have meat. They are starting to flood and want the meat out now. I am off to organize the freezers in the basement and they are off to get the meat.
I know I shouldn’t complain…I am safe. My family is safe. The pets are safe. Our jobs are secure. Others don’t have that…but I guess I’m human and complaining anyway. SORRY.
If someone know how to shut off the rain..just for a week or so, I’d sure appreciate it.