The beginning of December we took off on a trip, planning to be gone 6 to 8 weeks. Our son would keep an eye on the house. All was fine until January 2nd when our son called to inform us that there had been 2 feet of water in the basement and most of the stuff he and we had stored down there was now junked.
We packed up the motorhome and started out for home the next day. 1,700 miles. We made it in 3 long and tiring days.
When I walked into the house the smell about knocked me out. The flood water was creek overflow. Smelly, slimy, silty water.
While we were gone there'd been a LOT of rain in a short time and that means the creek comes up close to the house. Only this time, our neighbor told us, it came up way higher than usual. And the ice storm had knocked out power for about 14 hours. We've come up with a couple of possible scenarios of how it could have happened but we'll never know. It doesn't matter anyway.( I Kept Saying I Needed To...Collapse )