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Thursday, December 22

So maybe I don't want a basement in my next house

Last night at 4am my friends Howie and Nicky awoke to a sound that didn't seem right. Howie went downstairs to check things out and stepped into a foot of water. A hose on the washing machine had broken and flooded their entire finished basement. All of their Christmas presents were floating, and their furniture ruined. They've got the water out now and are just waiting to hear from their insurance agent. Merry friggin Christmas.

They have such bad luck at Christmas. Last year their youngest daughter had chicken pox, and two years ago they found a weasel in their other daughter's bedroom and had to evict it. But this year? Takes the moose cake.

12 Comments:

Blogger Sonya said...

Why does this kind of stuff always have to happen at the worst time? Not like there is a good time.

Thu. Dec. 22, 10:18:00 a.m. EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My boss and I were just talking about this being the very reason neither of us would ever want a house that had the washer on the second floor.

That absolutely sucks!

And I hate basements. They are skeeeeery.

Thu. Dec. 22, 10:46:00 a.m. EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and BTW, I think you asked me somewhere (although I don't remember where now) about Y&R.

I gave up back in August/September. I was too busy with work to enjoy, and I think I got irritated with BB, so it just turned me off of all of them for a while.

Thu. Dec. 22, 10:48:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger Breezy said...

Ack!!! That would suck!

Thu. Dec. 22, 11:07:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger mm said...

Aww, that does suck! I was all nervous for a second though, thinking it was something scarier than water. Hopefully insurance will help them out!

Thu. Dec. 22, 12:22:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Swami said...

It could be worse. Like if the water knocked out their furnace then froze before it could be pumped out. That would be worse.

Or, Santa might have drowned!

Maybe they will cheer up if you tell them how much worse it could have been.

Swami <--- her cup is always half full. Just not saying of what.

Thu. Dec. 22, 12:57:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger lights said...

LOL Swami. A couple other friends and I were trying to come up with a positive spin on this. I'll try this out.

Thu. Dec. 22, 01:23:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger momma said...

Yikes. How awful.

Thu. Dec. 22, 04:32:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger ~Nutz said...

One year, our furnace (which was oil-burning for steam radiator heat) overflowed in the basement because the cut off valve got stuck. Our presents were floating too!

Lucky for us, it was an unfinished basement with a concrete floor and the water was only about 2 inches deep when we found it on Christmas Eve. I would have felt lousy if the presents were damaged! The kids were really little at the time (maybe 3 & 6 years old?)

We were able to just pump it out and nothing significant was damaged.

I don't know how this helps your friends, but it just reminded me of that.

Thu. Dec. 22, 05:48:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Zombs said...

I hear you on the basement. Ours has a leak. Everytime it rains we have puddles in the basement. We just need time to get it checked out and everything.

I like the basement for storage and stuff but having the washer in there is inconvienent. Very hard to bring big lowads of laundry down.

Christmas is funny. I have such good memories of each one but always something icky happen then. Kids really sick etc. So far(knock on wood) the kids have been sick late last week and are getting over their colds now.

Fri. Dec. 23, 08:29:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger Syren said...

Just stopping in to wish you a wonderful Holiday time.

Fri. Dec. 23, 09:26:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger ~Nutz said...

(don't mind me, I'm just following syren around the blog world)

Merry, happy holidays to the Lightsies!!!

Fri. Dec. 23, 03:02:00 p.m. EST  

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