Monday, January 3, 2011


When we moved the big thing we wanted was enough space. A basement would be ideal. In the south or the beginning of the south around here basements are unheard of. We were "lucky" we thought to find one. The first couple of years while renovating it was great. Excited to have a basement to lounge in play pool in and just relax. Then came the BIG STORM! With the big storm came us huddled in the basement waitingfor it to be over when all of a sudden the basement started FLOODING! Oh yeah that's right. We scrambled to save anything we could. Made the dogs, daughter relocate to the main floor in the hallway for the remainder of the hurricane coming thru. Category 1 was enough but not enough to make us leave.

This was the side of the basement that the previous owners had a pool table, we decided it would be the TV movie room:

Then there was the other side that went to the back yard. We decided to turn it into the pool table playing area. That was fine until the storm. After that and all the mess we decided that we would make it a shelter for the dogs and their kennels for now. We're still in the process of returning it back into some sort of play space but for now the dogs enjoy that room.


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  2. Flooding... so sorry you experienced that. I can't imagine. But, I bet it's nice to have a basement. You're right - people in the south don't build basements.