I Always Wanted a Pool

Basement, One. Rob and Amber, Zero. The torrential rains that have pounded New England these past few days have made our basement a wading pool. People! There are TIDES in my basement!

Efforts to pump and wet/dry vac are all but futile; I'd suck a huge puddle up and five minutes later it's filled again. The floor of the foundation is compromised, and water seeps up from the ground. It's maddening.

The smell is starting to go to "mold", which scares me, because I'm highly allergic.

It sucks.

If homeownership is the American dream, this is the nightmare part.