Jul 23, 2011


Chicago had terrible rain last night, 7" in just 4 hours or so in our area, and 8.2" in the last 24 hrs.

For the layout, it meant flooding the basement, to 2-3" deep mostly.  Our main sump failed while we bailed through the night, and then the backup also failed, but after the rain stopped (for now).  And this after finally tracking down the last of the DCC shorts I've been working on lately!  Oh well.

The layout is ok, but it'll be a huge mess to clean.  I _think_ the drywall (elevated a bit on treated footers) is OK; not sure.

Could be worse, but this is bad enough.