Well I went to Candada fishing for a week and then after driving 14 hours back hopped in the car and drove 10 hours to Pigeon forge Tennessee to vacation with my family. Upon returning Chicago (particularly our area) had record rains and our basement flooded. We had a full 5 inches of water in the entire basement (finished) and we are now in the process of rebuilding. Sad for us since the basement was finished and the most used room in the house (tv room, office, dinning room). We have home owners insurance but it was did not cover a thing since we did not have the "Sewer backup" rider. Get this, the sewer backup add on costs more yearly than our home owners policy. Go figure.
We would of been fine but the power went out and our sump pump could not run. Of course I never went and bought the generator I kept telling myself to buy. Now we have a nice new and shiny Briggs and Stratton 5000 generator.
Anyways I am back just burnt out from all the running around and now all the work on our house. Hasn't given me much energy to post. Hope your all having a great summer.