Rain & I are no longer friends. I used to like rain...especially when it melted most of the snow that was still on the ground. I liked April Showers (even in March) that bring flowers. I even liked the fresh smell of renewal after a rain shower.
What I don't like is such torrential rains that our basement started flooding. So my husband & I dragged out the shop vac & shampoo machine yet again to try to stay ahead of the water. He used one, I used the other...we were working good...then...the circuit breaker tripped us into darkness...twice!
Oh, yes, we do have a sump pump in the boiler room which does a wonderful job...IF you remember to push the reset switch on the ground fault outlet if the power goes out. Within, 5 minutes, the water was ankle deep-won't be wearing those sneakers again. We thought it burnt out and then suddenly remembered the switch. It took nearly 15 minutes to drain out most of the water, but by then the damage was done & there were 3 rooms of wet rugs! We worked till 11 pm, gave up & went to bed.
Today, we've spent nearly the whole day with the shampoo machine sucking up most of the water, running fans and a dehumidifier. So, I won't be liking rain for quite awhile.
That was my Monday--How's yours going?