You see, I don't feel like I can really complain all that much. My house is far away from the flood plain. I didn't have to evacuate. I have co-workers who lost literally everything. So I don't want to make it sound like things are terrible for us when so many others are going through so much more.
But yeah, our basement flooded. A few times. The carpet was a total loss. I was out of town in Ohio for the first flooding so Sharon and her mom had to deal with it. Sharon's mom removed the carpet. After the second flooding, which I was present for, we discovered mold growing on the walls. I had to remove a 4' tall section of every wall (with the help of a good friend). Fortunately, the drywall panels were set horizontally so I didn't have try and cut the drywall, just cut the paint and plaster in between each piece. We also lost some books, a few toys, and some other stuff. A lot of our wooden furniture, like our four bookcases, were damaged by the water.
Still our basement wasn't filled to the top with water. Our first floor never came close to be touched. So really, we're lucky.
It still sucked.
Here are some pictures.
This is the basement after we removed the walls. So much for the finished basement, huh?
The mold. I hate mold now. Not that I was a big fan before the flood, but now I hate it.
My truck filled with stuff that had to be hauled to the landfill. Fortunately, because the stuff was flood related, the city didn't charge us to dump it. That was nice of them.
The good news is our insurance guy came today and it sounds like we will be able to get some money to help fix things up.