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Flood Info - $20K Update

May 26th, 2011 at 08:00 pm

My Dad helped me get some things ready today for potential flooding. I had to go get a new sump pump, a hose and several covers for our basement drains. I took $100 out of home improvement savings to help cover this. I am so STRESSED out! The not knowing what is going to happen is killing me. DH is going to move everything upstairs tomorrow while I am sandbagging for the city. My work will pay for me to volunteer, so I am going to be sandbagging for 8 hours and helping where I can. We are going to NV tomorrow night so my brother is going to watch our house. Hoping for the best.....

Current Balance $13,000.00
-$100.00 Sump Pump
New Balance $12,900.00

ING $8465.00
Home Improvements(cash) $700.00
HSBC $3735.00
Total = $12,900.00

7 Responses to “Flood Info - $20K Update”

  1. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    If you can't stop it then stop stressing about it! Worry is a killer.
    At least you can do and doing something to help yourself.

    It's a very good idea to get sump pump etc, it could save you money in the long run. Put them away when this is all over so you don't need to buy them again next time.

    Stay safe and all the best


  2. snafu Says:

    Wishing you the best outcome, flooding avoided and everyone safe. Watching the horrors of Joplin, Slave Lake and other communities make us truly grateful. How fortunate you are to have family willing to help.

    Makes daily frustrations feel trivial

  3. CarolBee Says:

    We are going thru the same thing, we live on the south side of town and a couple of blocks from the park. I can't even understand those crazy maps they keep putting out! I'm taking it one day (or one hour) at a time. Best of luck to you, I hope you stay high and dry!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Hoping for the best for you.

  5. Damion Rutherford Says:

    The $100, as long as the pump does it's job, will be a great investment. It will save you from dipping into your fund more to fix other damages from the flooding.

    Keep in mind that the pump can only push out as much water as a) the power of the pump, and b) the diameter of the hose. If the pump uses a garden hose, that's fine as long as it can keep up. If you notice the water isn't pumping out and the pump is running, you may need a different option that can handle more water.

    And, not to add more worry, but remember that when there's flooding, there typically are power outtages. When the pump doesn't have power, it will not run. You may want to look into a batter back-up pump option, or maybe even a battery device that could run the pump you just bought.

    Best wishes to you - you'll make it through it all. We always do Smile

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    Crossing my fingers all is okay for you and your town.

    Hope your trip is/was great!

  7. Banker Gurl Says:

    Thanks everyone for the advice and well wishes! I am trying to find a happy medium between worrying too much and not worrying enough. Smile CarolBee - I agree, all the maps are confusing and overwhelming. Hope you are safe and dry too!

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