Instead of going to church this morning we decided it would be much more fun to bail water out of our basement for four hours.

We learned the hard way that the drain plug in our basement floor needs to be replaced. It rained so hard and for so long today that the rain water was pushing itself right up through our compromised plug.

We would fill a five gallon bucket and a trash can with the water and then lug them upstairs and dump them out in the sink. We did this from 8:00 until 12:00. Luckily we were able to stay ahead of the rising tide just enough to keep the water from the carpeted part of our basement where all of my musical equiment and computers are.

While we were bailing, Riley sat at the top of the steps and played with his Noah’s Ark toy. Smart ellic!