Of course it was too much to hope for. Our perfect record has been broken. Our days of gloating about a dry basement are over...
For the first time since we have lived in this house, the basement has water... Bummer. We discovered it tonight. It's coming up through cracks in the concrete floor. Not a lot of water. We're very fortunate compared to many people. Just enough to soak through all the boxes, soak all the piles of clothes and blankets that have patiently been waiting for the washing machine, all the baby clothes that Bo outgrew and we didn't know where to store, all the miscellaneous junk that has collected down there. Now I have about 10 loads of soggy, musty laundry to work on tonight and tomorrow.
Don't worry, I'm still going shopping. :)
And really, let's face it, this is the kind of disaster we needed to get us to start cleaning out that basement. See, a silver lining after all.