Saturday evening, around 9 pm, while entertaining 8 or 9 dinner guests, I walked into the laundry room to discover that our wash machine had been overflowing for about 5 hours into the basement. This put a quick end to the party, and though everyone kindly offered their help, it was a job for only one man: Luke. He went to his office & brought home the truck mount, then pumped over 150 gallons of water out of our dirt basement.
The water had partially submerged our furnace and hot water heater.
We had no heat for 4 of the coldest days in recent history. We had no hot water for 5. Brrr!!!
I'm happy to say that both the furnace & hot water heater are working again, and we've got industrial fans in the basement to dry out all the wood.
The best part of this nightmare: coming home Wednesday affirmed that I'd married the man of my dreams- Luke had boiled water to wash 4 days worth of dirty dishes. Bless him.
This post was brought to you in part by Jack Stephens for some heroic efforts immediately following the flood & American Family Insurance for hooking us up with heat & hot water again!