There was one hell of a thunderstorm this morning. I woke up around 6AM to thunder and lightning so I went downstairs to turn off computers. Not 10 minutes later, my mother-in-law (who is our houseguest this week) came upstairs to warn me that I had a little flood in the basement. Shit, I was just down there -- what could have happened.
Well, I wish I had had the wherewithall to take a picture because there was water all over my office floor. As near as I can figure, it came in through an outside door because rain came down so hard and so fast that the normal drainage system was simply overwhelmed. There's also a pile of dead leaves in that area which probably helped not one little bit.
So I made a quick trip to Wal-Mart this morning to get a Shop-Vac and I cleaned up the mess. It was, surprisingly, not as bad as I was anticipating. The carpet's still a little bit damp and I have to move the dehumidifier to a better location so as to facilitate the evaporation of what water is left.
Craziness - not how I expected to start today. Although, let me tell you, I've never been happier to work at 10AM than I was today.