Yesterday it rained. A lot. But there was still snow on the ground. Snow that had apparently frozen our sump pump drainage pipe/hose (teach us not to check on that thing). This hose runs alongside the house (attached to it) and over the window well to the basement and then trails out into the front yard. The pipe burst over the window well and the sump pump was draining pretty darn quickly. The window well filled up and guess where that water went? Through the basement window into the basement.
I thought something had gone wrong with my husband’s fish tanks and instead I was hearing the waterfall that was flowing from the window.
Yeah, I freaked. After I placed a large empty trash can under the water fall (I was soooo glad there was an empty one down there!), I ran outside (my feet got soaked) and yanked to free the pipe from the house (remember, this pipe had burst, so water was kind of squirting everywhere!). Luckily it separated at where two pieces were joined. I managed to wedge the part that was draining the water so that it flowed away from the window and the house. I came back inside and watched the waterfall turn into a trickle and finally stop. Water filled the trash can and was about an inch from overflowing. Talk about being relieved!
I truly thought we had another burst pipe inside the house (like we did last year). The basement got wet where it always gets wet when it rains too much. Well…it might have gotten a LITTLE more water than usual. We don’t have anything of value down there, so nothing was lost. But man, I’ll be glad when winter is over. This stuff SUCKS!
Okay, on to what I read this week:
Feb 25: “Marked” by Rebecca Zanetti, #7 of the Dark Protector Series, a paranormal romance at 282 pages long. Blurb from book: Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life… Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he’s worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the
Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of
peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the
choice… Love is about to start conquering… It was nice seeing these
two characters finally get together. Ah, but the Epilogue… Kind of sets up the
next series, I guess. Should have known.
So… I have no question for you today. I think my brain’s fried. I hope your winter has been panic-free. I wish mine was. J