Shortly after Chris came home from work this evening we got a call from our neighbor across the street. Well her son called us actually. Her husband died two weeks ago and at first we thought that something might have happened to her as well when her son called!
Luckily he was just calling because he’d been a great son and he’d purchased his mother a new LCD TV. Trouble was he couldn’t get it into the house by himself and he needed Chris to give him a hand. No problem at all.
These poor people. A day or two after our neighbors husband died we had a crazy rainstorm that I guess ended up causing a pipe to overflow or burst in their basement! Her whole basement was water damaged!
Every day since then I’ve seen plumbers and contractors going in and out of her house. Chris says they’re breaking up all the cement in the finished basement so that they can put in a whole new cement base or foundation! Huge job obviously! They have one section partitioned just for their tool storage for this big job.
I guess the only good thing about this happening to our neighbor is that she’s probably been kept busy over the last two weeks. I’m sure she’s grieving and sometimes keeping busy is the best medicine.
I’m so happy that our basement has never shown any signs of leakage! When I was looking for a house to buy I must have looked at 50 houses over a months time. April of all months! However it turns out that rainy April was a good time to look at houses. Almost all the houses that I looked at had leaks in their basements! In fact, this house was the only one that I looked at that had a dry basement. Obviously it was a good buy!