When five more inches is just too much

By Mir
June 4, 2006

Actual voicemail, left for my insurance agent early this afternoon:

Hi, Agent, this is Mir Lastname, at xxx-xxxx. I was just calling to find out what’s happening with that second adjustor… he never called. OH, and to tell you that if he needs to come out, now would be a good time, because thanks to that last storm, my freshly sanitized basement IS UNDERWATER AGAIN. I swear that once I find some dry matches, I’m going to BURN THE HOUSE DOWN. Thought you should know. Hope you’re having a SWELL weekend. Okay. BYE!


  1. foodmomiac

    Oh no! You poor thing.

  2. tori

    You must be joking that it rained again! I’m so sorry to hear that!

  3. Amy-Go

    OH, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Quick! Get the pie out of the freezer and start mainlining it. And then, I think, I’d move. POOR MIR!!

  4. Peek

    OH.NO. Did you have our weather yesterday? Rained all day? That really sucks. Well, I guess not actually because your basement wouldn’t be flooded if that were the case.

  5. carson

    I am hoping and praying that you don’t have a fire. Because that would really suck, if you left that message and then had a fire.

    Just me, being an optimist.

  6. Contrary

    Oh CRAP.

    Listen, when they finally drive you completely around the bend and you have to kill someone, so me a favor and do not call to broadcast your intentions. That kind of thing could be used against you in a court of law.

    The whole point is to get away with it!

    I’m thinking of you, sister and hoping fervently that it gets better sooner rather than later.

  7. ben

    That is pretty much the wrong kind of inches. Just sayin’

    Break out the snorkels!

  8. Suebob

    I am so sorry about the basement.

  9. Melissa

    Pie. You need pie. But at least it was clean this time?

  10. Nic

    Oh no… please tell me this is not happening! You hadn’t put anything back in the basment yet right? I’m trying very hard to see a silver lining here. I’m so sorry Mir.

  11. lastewie

    Oh no!!!! What crap you’ve been going through. Sorry.

  12. kelly

    Oh! Crap! I’m so so sorry.

  13. chris

    Oh NO!!! Unbelievable.
    maybe when the adjuster finally does come back out you should hold his head under the water for a few minutes.

  14. Bob


    I hope things are drier this morning. Are you sure there isn’t an ancestor named Noah out to get you?

  15. Sheryl

    AUGGGGGHHHHH! I say you put in a pool liner and start charging admission to the neighborhood kids.

  16. the Mater

    Oh Mir, this is unbelievable. It’s hard to find anything good in this latest catastrophe other than you have already emptied the basement and hopefully nothing of value was lying down there at water level.

    How long have you been in this house and is this the first year that such flooding has occurred? You may have to consider moving to higher ground … a daunting task but your house is no longer user-friendly :>(

    Rest and try to take it a day at a time – it’s all you can do.

    Hugs, E

  17. David

    So sorry to hear it’s recurring. I’m wondering — if the water comes UP the drain, is there some way to plug it, or would that encourage seepage?

  18. Aimee

    GAH! Are you serious? Well, I would push like hell to get that new adjuster out there while the water’s still there so he can observe the drain in all its non-working glory. Good luck!

  19. Jenn2

    OH MY F’ing GOSH! Are you serious? I’ll see Aimee’s GAH and raise her a ARRRRRGH!

    I’ll be stomping around my room, cursing and muttering in solidarity.

  20. Shiz

    I hate this. Haaate. Poor Mir!

    You need ice cream.

  21. Lisa

    I have so much to catch up on with you. I’m excited that you are at least at the insurance agent point in this saga.

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