Into each life a little rain must fall but what about chocolate milk?
February 3, 2016 11:34am CST
We had a lot of rain during the night, it came down hard for several hours. Lots of places in our county are flooded, school is out for the day (of course) and there are now lakes where ponds used to be. We are lucky in that the people who had this house built had a French drain and sump pump installed plus the basement was done with B-Dry and that set them back a pretty penny. But it means no water in the basement thank goodness. I just went out with Ruby for a while and had to take this photo. It is our pond and it looks like it's full of chocolate milk! Photo belongs AbbyG
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• United States
4 Feb 16
They dig a trench around the parameter of the basement and it is filled with gravel then covered with cement..there is a sump pump in there. When the water level in the 'gravel' gets to a certain height the pump goes on and pumps the water and and out - it comes out about 10 feet from the house so that the water runs away from the house.
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Feb 16
We have had heavy rain here today too. And what got me kind of ticked was that my husband had a business meeting he had to attend an hour and a half away. Luckily, he rode with three other employees, but still having to endure Atlanta Suburb traffic in down pours is hectic!
4 Feb 16
Hey! You used the line in the title from my favorite poem..... The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This is my favorite verse:- "Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary."