OK this may be a bit of an exaggeration but we did just have some major rain and well the water table really filled up and or basement got wet. I was woken up yesterday at 6 am by my husband because our basement was starting to take on water. The good news was that the room that was starting to take on most of the water was almost empty. The bad news was that it was empty because it was the room I was renovating to be my sewing haven. I was supposed to spend yesterday completing my paint job on the room then Monday my husband and I were going to tile the floor. Instead I spend the first too hours of the day try to keep the water from doing much damage with an inadequate shop vac and some towels. The good news is that I did manage to keep the water from doing any damage. The bad news is that it may do this again. We did have this happen about 6 years ago when we first bought the house but we changed the landscaping outside and thought we had solved the problem but no such luck. It only seems to do this when we got a major torrential down pour which seems to happen every 6 years or so. I really shouldn't complain because I think some of my neighbors had it much worse than we did I know two doors down they had standing water in their sons bedroom and laundry room. I heard of some cars floating in some underpass areas so all in all we were pretty lucky.
So here is a picture that is our new wall you can see the towel soaking up the incoming water and that is my dads shop vac that we borrowed as ours was too small to really make much of a difference. The boxes up on the file cabinet are the tiles we were supposed to be putting down this week end. As you can see I had painted the new wall ( my husband hung the sheet rock but I did the mudding and taping which is why you haven't heard much form me as I have been busy).