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Location: Nebraska, United States

I am a stay-at-home mom to 2 children, Ryan and Alexa. My husband and I are high school sweethearts who have been through college, medical school, residency, and fellowship together. He just started his practice in orthopaedic spine surgery in our home town.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

What a mess!

So last night Jim and I were out to dinner by ourselves for the first time in a long time. Jim's group was interviewing a new PA and taking him and his wife out to dinner. The wives got to come along for the fun, too. We had just fininshed our steaks when my cell phone rang. Never a good sign when you're out on a date. Jim's mom (who is visiting from Texas) called to say that there was water leaking through a window in the playroom in the basement. It had been raining here off and on for the last day and a half. The window well wasn't draining properly and water was 3-4 feet high in the well. So needless to say, we had to leave dinner. What a bummer when the drinks are free and so is the babysitting. When we walked in the door, Jim's mom and stepdad were standing by the back door soaking wet, pretty much looking like drowned rats. The poor things! Jerry had been IN the window well bailing out water with a bucket. It was pretty much a losing battle. So I left (9pm) and went to Menard's and bought a sump pump and more downspout to that the water away from the house. It was a muddy mess! Poor Jim had to spend a couple hours out there today repairing the mess, laying more top soil and rock. We are supposed to get more rain tonight, so we will see if it holds. We are having friends over tonight to play cards, so I guess we will have extra help if we need it. :)


Blogger Jenny said...

That doesn't look so good. I am sure that Jim really was "thrilled" to be laying some top soil in his spare time. Hope you got everything cleaned up in time for your company.

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