So, ya’ll know how dirt broke I am…On Sat. night, the electricity went out in half the house. Breaker was just tripped and couldn’t set right. An electrician came on Monday morning to fix it. Turns out that $5200 I spent back in Feb. ’07 was even more useless. We found out that more stuff Citywide Electric said they did, didn’t get done. The electrician charged $250. We only had $395 total in 3 bank accounts (no credit cards here). So, we’re pretty fucking broke, is my point.
I called a flood expert and she said it would be $650 minimum up to possibly $1200 to unflood my basement. Click. I chose to go to Newland Hardware where I rented a sump pump for $25 for 4 hours. I got that bad boy home and pumped my basement out. Not completely, but enough. I checked the basement this morning around 5am and it looked fine. I took the pump back around 8am, and went on with my life. 45 min. later, I went downstairs and noticed the water got higher. 😮 Ran back to get the pump (an extra $14) and pumped it out. The only problem is that there was still 2″ of water in there. That meant we needed a wet vac. Yet another thing I wanted to buy back when we had money, but didn’t Oh well, I’ll just rent one.
The guy at Home Depot said that to rent a wet vac for a day costs as much as buying one, so I bought one. Who knows if the basement will flood again. I got the wet vac going and we’ve gotten a lot more water out. Went down to the basement to check it and what did I find under the sink?
A FUCKING SUMP PUMP!
The people who owned the house before us had a sump pump and they left it here along with a ton of hoses. We never understood why they had so many hoses. Now we fucking know.
And no, they did not disclose this flooding problem to us at all. This is us, beyond pissed.