Most years, by July 14, we are - and have been - at our trailer near Hearst for a week or so. This year things are a bit different.
First there was the family trip around the Gaspe. And once back home, there was this.
You might remember that in late March, early April, of this spring, we had a basement flood.
, according to official, water-damage language, we had seepage. Two inches of water that destroyed all basement flooring and baseboaards. Call it what you want, I called it disastrous.
Although we had never previously had moisture in our basemennt, and presumed the cause to be the severe winter which would most likely never be repeated, we nevertheless felt we couldn't take the chance of 'letting things be'.
First step was to install a sump pump which we did late spring. Second step was to hire a contractor to dig up around our foundation as far down as the weeping tile
to 'see what we could see.'
Turns out that is an easier thing to do than a homeowner might suspect. They have cameras. And it turns out we had a crushed weeping tile at the outer corner of the garage. Now, new weeping tile, new tar coating,
new rubber membrance,
new cement blocks to replace disintregated ones near the crushed tile
a new weeping tile
to take the downspout all the way down the driveway to the curb,
and a much-depleted bank book, we are almost back to normal.
That means we can now leave for the trailer which we are doing today. I have my knitting, some food, my knitting, some clothes, my knitting and we are ready to go.
I have my tablet with me and will post every time I can get close to wifi. Bonne vacance tout le monde!