extreme weather


I woke up to about 3" of water in my basement this morning. See, we lost power overnight in this lovely Nor'easter and therefore the sump pump was off. My neighborly neighbor Tim was running a generator to drain his basement, and allowed us to connect until the power came back on. Thanks, Tim!

Unfortunately, this crazy weather has seemingly ruined one of my tip-of-my-tongue pieces of good news I have been waiting to share! See, I was getting ready to sign a lease on a gorgeous studio space in the historic Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook. Tonight, however, the river that the mill sits on has swelled so much because of the storm and flooded so much of the mill, that the structural soundness of the building has yet to be determined. Yikes! If ever there was a sign not to commit to something, I think this might be a glaring red flag from Mother Nature! Stay tuned for any more developments.

In the meantime, check out this link to my friend Scott's account in front of the mill from WCSH6 News. Watch the video, too!


  1. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Holy cow, what a mess! Sorry to hear about your basement. We have been there many a time (and we have no sump pump -- our fix is "wait and let it dry" -- good times). As for your studio space, I'm not sure what to hope for. I guess I'm just glad this didn't happen one day AFTER you'd signed the lease. What a kick in the pants that would have been.

  2. Wow! Thank goodness you're safe and you hadn't just invested a ton of money into a new space! Lesson for the future: don't commit to a building until seeing it perform under extreme weather conditions!

  3. Geesh, this is not your day! I ditto Anne :)

    Glad you are safe!!


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