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June 06, 2010



Oh, I hate flooding basements. I used to have a house that flooded at least once a year. The worst was a January thaw that left 5 feet of water in my basement - furnace and hot water heater both underwater, circuit breakers kicking off one by one on the far side where I couldn't get to them to flip them back on. I finally had to grab my then 8-yr-old daughter and head for a motel, while we waited for the floodwaters to recede and the pump to clear the basement. Most years I only got a foot or two of water, after the sump-pump would burn out from overuse. I don't miss that house at all...

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