Whee! Rain dump event -- who else got all washed up?

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  1. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Talk about an excessive overabundance of rain! That storm was massive. I'm finally recovering from 24 hours of awakeness, wielding a shop-vac against the encroaching dampness. My ersatz drainage adjustments last year seem to have paid off, so I didn't have an airduct waterfall this time, and the seepage was limited to a back room.

    There are folks who, unlike me, were really unlucky in this storm, between flash flooding, tornados, straight-line winds, and river flooding. Did any of you folks get hit?
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Heat and sunshine here.
  3. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Yikes. We had multiple foundation cracks in our house that we had patched up a couple years ago. And just on the one side of our house.

    That was the best $6k I've ever spent. :-( Haven't had a problem since. *knock on wood*
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    This might of been the storm we hit crossing the Rockies last week, quite a bit of snow at the tunnel. Parts of Denver got dumped on while we were enjoying 60s in Zion. :cool:
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    How did they fix them? I had the lateral lines re-done but with all the rain lately there's been a little seepage.

    BTW, it's rained seemingly all the time this spring. It rained 24 hours straight Saturday and think we got about 3" over the weekend, with some minor flooding in the area. I WANNA GO PLAY OUTSIDE DAMNIT!
  6. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I fixed some leaks in the discharge hose of the sump pump, and it seems to be keeping the leaking in control, this round. Last hose was evidently old, and had enough leaks to make it look like a lawn sprinkler, when I dug it out. Sigh.
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    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Dug up around the foundation, filled the cracks, and then put some kind of membrane around that foundation, and then filled it back in and packed it back down. They also did some kind of drainage that linked to my sump pump that my dad and I had put in a year prior.

    Everything works really well, and haven't had a problem since. Next, need to replace the eaves around my house as we need to do better at draining stuff away. Of course, if the overall water table is overwhelmed, then we may get some water, but we've been good.
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    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    ^^^ That was the part I was hoping not to see.
  9. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    It's been a wet one for sure. It's been an unstable weather year for sure. 2 90+ degree days less that a month after snow.
    2 days ago, there was even a tornado hit not more than 35 miles away (as the crow flies). A tornado! in Oregon mountains....go figure.
  10. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Well, the sump pump rehosiery project held together. It's STILL pumping out loads of water in a steady stream, after two days of sunshine and blue sky. Now the outside water line replacement is the next project.

    By the time I'm done, I may as well get a plumbing certificate... :)

    Oh, and the Mississippi is cresting today. It has once again submerged my favorite bike trail.
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    SUN!! A complete 180 from last weekend's dreary rainfest. I am soooo sore from "playing outside" all day.
    Tomorrow is a drive up to The K for a Royals game. (Plus it's Salute to the Negro Leagues Day with a free KC Monarchs jersey)
    (Fun factoid-- The Negro Leagues Museum is in KC. Geddy Lee is a HUGE baseball fan and he donated 200 negro-league era autographed baseballs to the Museum a few years ago)
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    Ugh it was 87 today, far too early for the heat. Thankfully 3 days of t-storms coming next week.
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    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    We had three days of 86F weather up here. It was great for #3's bday party. Bought water guns, filled up a cooler with lots of water, did water balloons. It was a watery mess in the backyard, but it was fun had by all.
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    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    After the rain left, it was time to get out the bike and hit the...
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    Okay, maybe not. A flooded Mississippi sure is majestic looking though.

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  16. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    It rains here like 90% of the year!!! Its not that bad! Put boots on and go jump in puddles!
    Yesterday I took my gremlins to a lake to watch the rain make ringlets on the lake it was pretty cute
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    Well, that just suckssssssssssssssss. I'm just not used to it. Sun, shorts and sandals (or barefoot) for me (bikinis for the women!)
  18. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I dunno. Sun, Shorts, and Sandals might be a good look for the women too... *whistles*

    Hmmm. "I must wait 39 seconds before performing this action". That's a new error...