Perhaps you’ve heard about the rain in Colorado. On Monday, we received more rain in one hour than we received in June, July and August combined.
Our problems started over the weekend though. We’ve been in the middle of a huge remodeling project and on Saturday, we took the gutters off of our home. They were old and rickety. Colorado is usually pretty dry (we live in high desert), so we didn’t feel the urgency to put them back up right away. Bad Idea Jeans.
Our home isn’t graded well and water near the foundation is never good. On Monday when the monsoon started, we threw a whole bunch of plastic totes underneath the roof to try to catch some of the water. That worked somewhat, but they filled up quickly, requiring us to go out and empty them frequently. We also didn’t have enough of them to cover the whole roof. On Tuesday, we high-tailed it to the home improvement store to pick up some new gutters and am I glad we did.
The rain on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning has been torrential. Our little mountain fed creek which was 3′ deep and 20′ wide is now 20′ deep and 200′ wide in places. Luckily, we aren’t close enough for it to be an issue for us. Please keep your distance Mr. Creek.
So, in between bailing out water, installing gutters and taking 3 showers a day to get all of the mud off, the normally scheduled rant is cancelled in lieu of pictures of the chaos. Of course, I could just complain about the rain. However, I’m not sure I could write that post without spewing tons of inappropriate language. Here’s hoping that things dry out soon. This sucks.
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